Niagara Falls, Ont. (Oct. 12, 2012) – Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is bringing back its Gimme Five Food Drive campaign to combat hunger in all the cities where it has Believe It or Not! Odditoriums.
This year’s event will take place from Sunday, November 4 through Thursday, November 8.
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! Niagara Falls Odditorium for just $5 (regular adult ticket price is $13.99). All the food collected will go to Project S.H.A.R.E. and be distributed to families throughout the Niagara Region.
“This is a win-win situation,” said Jim Pattison Jr., President of Ripley Entertainment Inc. “We’re able to help needy families put food on the table and also offer a great discount when families visit our Odditoriums.”
Last year’s Gimme Five Food Drive netted more than 15,000 donations and helped feed tens of thousands of people across the country.
Facts on hunger in Ontario:
- More than 3,600 people receive emergency food from Project S.H.A.R.E. each month.
- Over 39% of people receiving food donations are under 16 years of age.
- Project S.H.A.R.E provides an average of 60,000 pounds of emergency food each month.
Suggested donations include juice, soup, beans, tuna, cereal, canned fruits and vegetables, peanut butter, pasta, tomato sauce and baby food.
Ripley’s Niagara Falls Odditorium is located at 4960 Clifton Hill. Hours are from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm Sunday through Thursday and 10:00 am to midnight Friday and Saturday.
Ripley’s “Gimme Five” promotion may not be combined with any other offers. One discount ticket available for every 5 non-perishable food items donated.