Ripley’s Believe It or Not! “Gimme Five” Food Drive

October 6, 2011, 3:20 am

Donate 5 cans of food and get a ticket to Ripley’s Orlando Odditorium for only $5 from November 6-10. Ripley’s Believe It or Not is launching a campaign to combat hunger in all the cities where it has Believe It or Not! Odditoriums. Ripley’s *Gimme Five Food Drive* will take place from Sunday, November 6 through Thursday, November 10.

Here’s how it works: guests who bring a donation of five non-perishable food items can get a ticket to Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando Odditorium for just $5 (regular adult ticket price is $19.99). All the food collected will go to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.

“We’re in the business of ‘unbelievable’, and the number of families needing help putting food on the table is truly unbelievable,” said Jim Pattison Jr., President of Ripley Entertainment Inc. “That’s why we started this
national effort to help food banks across the country.”

Facts on Hunger in Central Florida:

– Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida has provided more than 33 million pounds of groceries over the past 12 months.

– Second Harvest provides more than 500 nonprofit agencies in Central Florida with food to give to their clients.

– Many food bank clients say their children have to skip meals because there is not enough money for food. Suggested donations include juice, soup, beans, tuna, cereal, canned fruits and vegetables, peanut butter, pasta, tomato sauce and baby food.

Ripley’s Orlando Odditorium is located at 8201 International Drive. Hours are from 9:30 am to midnight daily (last entry is at 11:00 pm).

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