Help­ing also means hav­ing fun

La Semana - - FRONT PAGE / PORTADA -


Last weekend thou­sands of peo­ple gath­ered at the Tulsa Zoo to par­tic­i­pate in a cam­paign against hunger in the state, or­ga­nized by the Com­mu­nity Food Bank of Eastern Ok­la­homa.


The zoo opened its doors with a one a gen­eral ad­mis­sion ticket of just a dol­lar and one non per­ish­able food prod­uct, do­na­tions that were given the Com­mu­nity Food Bank.

The Tulsa com­mu­nity an­swered the char­i­ta­ble call en­thu­si­as­ti­cally, and since early morn­ing the ta­bles at the zoo’s en­trance were cov­ered with cans and other prod­ucts. The park­ing lot was at full ca­pac­ity and there were long lines to en­ter the ex­hi­bi­tions. Chil­dren fled their par­ents’ cars with baskets full of prod­ucts: peanut but­ter, beans, rice, veg­eta­bles, gra­nola, cook­ies, ce­real, pasta and even but­ter, things that are es­sen­tial for the sur­vival of the Food Bank.

In­side the zoo there was a feast, and in spite the heat wave, the fam­i­lies were ea­ger to en­joy the sights, visit the an­i­mals and meet the new­est mem­ber of the zoo, the baby gi­raffe that was born last week.

The zoo’s train was packed with His­panic fam­i­lies ex­cited to visit the place, and the fa­cil­ity was more lively than ever with the laughs and smiles of the lit­tle kids.

Once more, Tulsa fam­i­lies have proven their ded­i­ca­tion to the com­mu­nity, open­ing their hearts for those in need in Ok­la­homa.

Ok­la­homa is con­sid­ered one of the most solid states when it comes to the fight against hunger. The com­mu­nity Food Bank of Eastern Ok­la­homa is a non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tion that dis­trib­utes food and other prod­ucts through 465 mem­ber as­so­ci­a­tions. Feed­ing Amer­ica and Com­mu­nity Food Bank of Eastern Ok­la­homa sup­ply more than 339,000 meals each week in lo­cal shel­ters, char­ity or­ga­ni­za­tions, af­ter school pro­grams, cafe­te­rias, cen­ters for the el­derly and more. (La Se­m­ana)

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