January 24, 2014

News Release

For Immediate Release

ZOOPER Bowl food drive begins January 25

zooperbowl 2014, january 25 through february 2, ozarks food harvestBefore you settle in next weekend to watch the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII, shake off your winter cabin fever and support a good cause during Dickerson Park Zoo's third annual ZOOPER Bowl '14 food drive benefiting Ozarks Food Harvest, Saturday, Jan. 25-Sunday, Feb. 2.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., daily (weather permitting), Dickerson Park Zoo will offer half-priced admission for all children and adults who donate two non-perishable food items during the nine-day ZOOPER Bowl '14. (Each person receiving the discount must have two food items to donate. Limit one half-price discount per person.)

Suggested donations include

All donations must have a label and cannot be expired, dented or damaged. Glass containers will not be accepted. For a complete list of Ozarks Food Harvest's most needed food items visit http://ozarksfoodharvest.org/fooddrive.html.

More than 300 pounds of food was collected during the two-day 2013 ZOOPER Bowl food drive (the equivalent of 280 meals). Zoo leaders hope to at least double the collection totals this year, with a considerably longer food drive.

Dickerson Park Zoo is open daily during the winter from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., weather permitting. The zoo is closed if there is ice or snow on the walkways. Regular zoo admission is $9 for adults and teenagers, $6 for children ages 3-12 and $6 for seniors age 60 and older. Children age 2 and younger and Friends of the Zoo members are admitted free. For additional information about zoo events, contact the zoo at 417-864-1800 or visit www.dickersonparkzoo.org.

Dickerson Park Zoo Contact:
Melinda Arnold, Public Relations Director, 417-833-1570 (office) or 417-848-0162 (cell), marnold@dickersonparkzoo.org

Ozarks Food Harvest Contact:
Lindsey Neddenriep, 417-865-3411 (office) or 417-209-8269 (cell), lneddenriep@ozarksfoodharvest.org

Dickerson Park Zoo
3043 North Fort • Springfield, MO 65803
(417) 833-1570 Phone • (417) 833-4459 Fax
Dickerson Park Zoo is a division of the Springfield-Greene County Park Board