It’s hard to find good deals or discounts on a family trip to Northwest Trek, so I was excited to hear about this great deal that benefits a great cause!
HELP OUT FOR HALF OFF: NORTHWEST TREK LAUNCHES PROGRAM TO AID THE HUNGRY
Details: Visitors who bring two or more food items to the wildlife park between Nov. 6 and Nov. 29 will receive half off general admission, and they’ll be making a donation to the non-profit Emergency Food Network at the same time. The special offer applies to adults and children.
All of the food donations collected at the wildlife park’s Main Gate during this month of Thanksgiving will benefit the Emergency Food Network, a Pierce County-based nonprofit that serves more than 70 food banks, hot meal sites and shelters. In 2014, the Emergency Food Network distributed 15.3 million pounds of food!
If you’d like to donate items that are especially in demand,Emergency Food Network officials say the agency is experiencing a shortage of shelf-stable food items such as canned tuna, chicken and salmon; canned fruits and vegetables; peanut butter; pasta; low-sugar granola bars and cereal; and baby food.
Every visit to Northwest Trek comes with a narrated tram ride through the 435-acre Free-Roaming Area, which is home to American bison, Roosevelt elk, bighorn sheep, moose, deer and other animals. Sharp-eyed visitors might get a view of 4-month-old moose calf Willow and her mom Connie. Willow is the first moose born at the wildlife park in 15 years. And as a sweet surprise, she was born on Northwest Trek’s 40th birthday – July 17th.
In addition, visitors can walk forested pathways past natural exhibits inhabited by native Northwest animals such as a grizzly bear, two black bears, wolves, foxes, a cougar, Canada lynx, river otters, a beaver, fishers, owls and others.
Northwest Trek is open Fridays through Sundays during November, with additional special openings on Veterans Appreciation Days (Nov. 11-12), so Help Out for Half Off days are:
- Nov. 6, 7 and 8
- Nov. 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15
- Nov. 20, 21 and 22
- Nov. 27, 28, 29
The Help Out for Half Off discount cannot be combined with any other Northwest Trek offers or promotions and applies to general admission prices.
For more information about Northwest Trek, go to www.nwtrek.org.
To get additional information about Emergency Food Network, go to www.efoodnet.org.