Ripley’s Believe It or Not! To Hold
“Gimme Five” Food Drive to Fight Hunger in
the Niagara Falls Area
Donate 5 cans of food and get a ticket to Ripley’s Niagara Falls
Odditorium for only $5 from November 6-10
Niagara Falls, Ont. (Oct. 7, 2011) – Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is launching an international campaign to combat hunger in cities across North America which host Believe It or Not! Odditoriums. The Ripley’s Gimme Five Food Drive will take place from Sunday, November 6 through Thursday, November 10 and will aim to collect non-perishable food items to assist struggling families through the holiday season.
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.
“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 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.
Marketing & Public Relations, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Niagara Falls
615-646-7465 – office
615-496-5949 – cell
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium Niagara Falls
Located on Clifton Hill since 1963, the always growing Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Niagara Falls Odditorium (www.ripleysniagara.com) still holds on to the reputation as Niagara’s most-visited museum. Authentic shrunken heads, the world’s rarest egg and two-headed animals are only the beginning here. Housing an impressive collection of the odd, strange and unbelievable from around the world, the museum showcases over 700 mind boggling exhibits, oddities, curiosities and illusions throughout 20 extraordinarily themed galleries.
About Ripley Entertainment
Ripley Entertainment Inc. (www.ripleys.com), keepers of the venerable Ripley’s Believe It or Not! brand, is a global leader in location-based entertainment, entertaining more than 12 million annually at its 80-plus attractions in 11 countries. In addition to its 31 Believe It or Not!Odditoriums, the Orlando, Florida-based company has publishing, licensing and broadcast divisions, best-selling books and the popular syndicated cartoon strip, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, that still runs daily in 42 countries. Ripley Entertainment is a Jim Pattison Company, the third-largest privately held company in Canada.