To show our love for the local community we are partnering with the Community Resource Center February 7th-13th to host a food drive to support Tennessee residents. Beginning on Super Bowl Sunday (Feb 7th), Nashville Zoo is asking for donations of shelf-stable food. As an added incentive, the Zoo is offering a complimentary admission ticket when you donate four or more eligible food items (max of two tickets per household).
Shelf-stable food includes items such as:
- Canned food (beans, soups, etc)
- Jarred food (peanut butter, spaghetti sauce, etc)
- Boxed food (cereal, rice, macaroni & cheese, noodles, etc)
- Protein bars, snacks, etc
- Shelf-stable milk
Our Guest Services staff will collect food at the Zoo’s Entry Village gates from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m daily and Community Resource Center will distribute the food directly into the community. Zoo admission is not required to donate food. All donations must be in a sealed container and no less than 1 month from the expiration date. Complimentary Zoo tickets may be used anytime during normal Zoo hours through the end of 2021. Guests must be present to receive complimentary admission tickets.
For 35 years, the Community Resource Center of Nashville has been a supply line to the front lines of poverty. Their mission is to empower partner agencies to maintain their focus on providing critical services to Middle Tennessee's most vulnerable populations by relieving them of the burden of securing essentials like household products and food. In 2020, the CRC provided approximately $5 million in essential products. You can learn more about the Community Resource Center at http://crcnashville.org/.