Join the Zoo as we roar against hunger with a special holiday Food Drive including special ticket savings for you. Simply bring non-perishable food items on your visit Saturday, December 7th anytime between 10am and 4pm.

For every item you bring you’ll receive $1 off the regular ticket price (up to a maximum of $5 off total per person). Bring one item, you’ll get $1 off.  Bring 2 items, you’ll get $2 off. Bring the maximum 5 items and you’ll get the maximum $5 off!  Savings apply to individual tickets, so each person in your group should bring non-perishable food items in order to save.

All donated food items will be collected upon entry at the Zoo’s main gate.  All food collected will benefit Our Daily Bread, to help feed those in need right here in Baltimore this holiday.  Be sure to check the complete list below of recommended food items.

We hope you can join us Saturday, December 7th for this special Food Drive event.  Or join us at our other Food Drive event happening Saturday, December 14th.


Our Daily Bread Employment Center, a program of Catholic Charities, provides a lifeline for Marylanders in need, serving more than 275,000 meals each year, offering job readiness training and job placement assistance, providing case management, and helping formerly homeless men make the transition to employment, stable housing and self-sufficiency through the Christopher Place Employment Academy.  Click to learn more about Our Daily Bread.


odbNon-perishable food items needed include:

  • Canned Fruits/Vegetables
  • Canned Meats/Tuna
  • Canned Soup
  • Pasta Noodles/Rice
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Instant Mashed Potatoes
  • Gravy Mix
  • Dry Food Products
  • Cold Cereal
  • Oatmeal
  • Ground Coffee
  • Coffee Creamer

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