Shop for Buffalo Zoo animals at Tops Friendly Marketsby jmaloni
Help fill the pantry for the Buffalo Zoo's animals. On Saturday, Aug. 17, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., shoppers at participating Tops Friendly Markets locations will have the opportunity to purchase an extra gift for the zoo to help keep the animals happy and healthy.
After selecting items from the Buffalo Zoo's grocery wish list, which will be provided at each location, shoppers can leave their gift with a zoo volunteer in the store lobby. All of these donations will then be used as special enrichment treats to promote the animals' natural behaviors and to stimulate them physically and mentally.
Requested grocery items include: Kellogg's Apple Jacks and Froot Loops or plain cereals; dog biscuits (all sizes); extracts and spices; peanut butter; plastic toys (Frisbees and balls); rawhide chews; Purina Whisker Lickin's cat treats (soft); as well as a variety of other items. The items may be purchased at the following Tops locations:
- Tops Friendly Markets, 2101 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo
- Tops Friendly Markets, 6150 S. Park Ave., Hamburg
- Tops Friendly Markets, 1740 Sheridan Dr., Buffalo
- Tops Friendly Markets, 2351 Maple Road, Williamsville
With an annual grocery bill of $250,000, providing food and treats for the 1,200 animals at the Buffalo Zoo is a tremendous task. Zoo staffers thank shoppers in advance for helping the animals and supporting Tops Friendly Markets, one of the zoo's most generous sponsors.
For more information about the Buffalo Zoo's annual adoption program, call 716-995-6131 or visit www.buffalozoo.org.