Where Every Family Matters

Free Zoo Admission with Donation of Food

Nashville Zoo is partnering with the Community Resource Center to launch the first Souper Bowl Food Drive, a seven-day event to collect shelf-stable food for our community in need. Beginning on Super Bowl Sunday (Feb 7), Nashville Zoo is asking for donations of shelf-stable food. In return, the Zoo will offer a complimentary admission ticket for every four donated items with a limit of two tickets per donation. Guests must be present to receive complimentary admission tickets which can be used anytime through the end of 2021. 

Shelf-stable food includes canned food, jarred food, boxed food, snacks like protein bars and potato chips, and shelf-stable milk. The Community Resource Center encourages guests to donate popular items like peanut butter, cereal, canned fruit, canned meat (chicken or tuna), and canned vegetables. All donations must be in a sealed container and no less than 1 month from the expiration date. 

Nashville Zoo will collect all donations at the Zoo’s Entry Village gates from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m daily. Zoo admission is not required to donate food. After Feb. 13, the Community Resource Center will work with local partners to deliver the food to communities in need.

About the Author

Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.