Bring 2 Cans, Get into the Zoo for the Price of 1 during Toucan Tuesdays

For Immediate Release: May 10, 2011

Popular Summer Offer Returns to Riverbanks and Helps Feed Hungry

[Columbia, SC] - Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is pleased to announce the return of Toucan Tuesdays, a partnership with Harvest Hope Food Bank to help feed hungry families in the Midlands.

Beginning on Tuesday, June 7, two can visit Riverbanks for the price of one with a donation of two cans of non-perishable food to Harvest Hope.

Riverbanks visitors generated more than 5,000 pounds of food during last year’s Toucan Tuesdays drive, and those donations fed approximately 3,400 people.

"Toucan Tuesdays are beneficial in providing food to Harvest Hope when increased donations become critical to help feed hungry children who no longer have access to the free and reduced price breakfasts and lunches they get during the school year,” said Harvest Hope CEO Denise Holland. "It is wonderful that a family-based organization like Riverbanks Zoo can be so instrumental in providing food and comfort to families in need in our community.”

Buy-one, get-one admission isn’t the only perk guests will receive for visiting on a Toucan Tuesday. Riverbanks will also offer $2 ICEEs and 2-for-1 specials in the Elephant’s Trunk Gift Shop.

Toucan Tuesdays will run for 13 consecutive Tuesdays throughout the summer, ending on August 30. The promotion applies to general admission rates only (purchase one admission and get the second for equal or lesser value free; Explorer wristbands and memberships are not included). Donation bins will be located at both the Zoo and Garden entrances.

PR Department: 803.602.0840

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