Helping also means having fun
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)