The Wildlife Conservation Society, in conjunction with the Bronx and Brooklyn Borough Presidents’ offices and City Harvest, thank you for your interest in helping support New Yorkers in need this holiday season.

Through December 31st, the Bronx Zoo, New York Aquarium, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo and Queens Zoo will be accepting new, unwrapped toys and packaged food items.

Food collected from food drives helps provide nutritious meals every day to people in New York City who turn to food assistance programs. City Harvest needs a variety of canned, packaged and nonperishable foods — no perishables — to feed more people.

Some of the most-needed foods include:

canned fruit
canned vegetables
peanut butter (plastic jars)
macaroni and cheese (packaged)
hot and cold cereal (packaged, family-sized)

Note: City Harvest cannot accept: unlabeled or dented cans, any open packaging, products that need to be refrigerated, homemade foods, or expired products.

Click here for more details about donation drop-off information and special ticket offers at your desired donation location.

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