Help share the love with North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island’s ‘Ton of Love’ food drive

Published 8:12 am Monday, January 24, 2022

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The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island is holding its annual Ton of Love food drive to benefit the Roanoke Island Food Pantry from January 14 to February 14.

Aquarium guests who bring a grocery bag full of nonperishable food items can receive one free admission per reservation. The aquarium’s goal is to donate one ton of food this year. “Show the love with a food donation and explore the aquarium!” stated an NCARI news release.

Some items that the food pantry is in need of include pancake mix, hearty soups, corn muffin mix, saltines and other crackers, canned pasta, gelatin dessert products, pudding, diced tomatoes, flour, sugar and cake mixes.

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Advanced registration for guests with a Ton of Love donation, NC Aquarium members and the general public may be made at Food donations can be brought to the main entrance of the aquarium and shown to a ticket cashier to redeem the reserved free admission.

The aquarium is located at 374 Airport Road on Roanoke Island, just north of Manteo. Call 252-475-2300 for more information.