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October 05, 2022

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Donate to Souper Bowl for Free Zoo Tickets

The Zoo is offering a complimentary admission ticket when you donate four or more eligible food items.

The Nashville Zoo is partnering with the Community Resource Center for their 2nd annual Souper Bowl Food Drive. The event runs February 12 – 18 and supports Tennessee residents. 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/donation).

Acceptable Souper Bowl food items include: 

  • 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

The Zoo will collect donations from 9 am – 4 pm. 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 during normal Zoo hours through the end of 2022 (blackout dates may apply).

In 2021, Nashville Zoo’s first “Souper Bowl Food Drive” ended with more than 21,000 pounds of food collected making it the largest collection ever for the CRC. The shelf-stable food was distributed to more than 25 pantries located in eight counties around Middle Tennessee.

Community Resource Center will distribute all food donations directly into the community. For over 35 years, the Community Resource Center of Nashville has been the supply chain to the front lines of poverty. Their mission is to provide critical essential items to our most vulnerable Middle Tennessee neighbors, both during times of disaster and during seasons of ongoing need. Year after year, the CRC serves more than one million people in our community – providing the basic essentials that each of our neighbors needs to thrive. You can learn more about the Community Resource Center here.