Central Florida – it’s that time again…time to donate food to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida! Last year’s food drive collected 3,839 pounds of food, which equates to approximately 2,600 meals to feed the needy in Central Florida! Let’s see if we can increase those numbers this year…and here’s a little incentive! The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is returning to Orlando in January and you can grab free tickets by donating non-perishable food to this food drive! Details are as follows (copied directly from the press release).
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is again collecting food to help stock Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida (SHFBCF)’s pantry shelves. During this difficult economy and as the holidays approach, the agency’s need for food donations is increasing.
For one day only, Thursday, November 17 between 7-9 a.m., Ringling Bros. is offering Central Florida consumers the opportunity to energize their community and donate non-perishable, unexpired food items in exchange for ticket vouchers to DRAGONS, a once in a millennium event that honors The Year of the Dragon. A donation of 10 food items entitles each consumer to one ticket voucher, with a limit of four vouchers (40 food items donated) per household. Vouchers can be redeemed at the Amway Center box office for the Thursday, January 12, 7:30 p.m. opening night performance. Ticket vouchers are available to those who donate on a first-come, first-serve basis while supplies last. Free ticket vouchers apply to opening night, promenade level only.
Ringling Bros. and SHFBCF are making it easy with drive-through service! No need to find a parking space or carry heavy grocery bags – consumers can even stay in their PJ’s! They can simply drive to the Blue Lot at the Amway Center (located off Hughey Ave, parallel to I-4, just past Hughey and Church), stay in their cars, and volunteers will meet them and exchange ticket vouchers for donations, right through car windows.
Consumers can return to the Amway Center box office between Nov. 25 and January 12 to redeem vouchers for tickets. The Amway Center box office is located on Church Street. Short-term (15 minutes) parking is available in front of the box office on Church Street except during events. The Amway Center box office does not take ticket orders over the phone. Operating hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and three (3) hours prior to any event.