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Zoo to offer half-price admission for canned food donations on MLK holiday

The Little Rock Zoo will honor the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. and his commitment to community service by holding a canned food drive for the Arkansas Foodbank and giving half-price admissions to guests who donate the items.

Guests will receive one half-price admission per item donated. The tickets will only be good for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The canned goods should be nonperishable and non-expired.

“Martin Luther King Jr. will be remembered as one of our country’s greatest public servants and we thought the best way to honor his memory was with an act of public service,” said Susan Altrui, the zoo’s director.

The Foodbank reports that “Arkansas ranks first in senior hunger according to the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger, second in overall hunger according to the USDA and fifth in child hunger according to Feeding America.” 

“We are always grateful for local partnerships like the food drive with the Little Rock Zoo,” said Foodbank CEO Rhonda Sanders. “By making a donation on Monday you are creating a movement to end hunger in our communities.”