Show a Ton of Love with Our 2023 Food Drive

Roanoke Island Newsroom

Welcome to the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island news room. To schedule a media visit or staff interviews, please contact Christian Legner, communications manager, at (252) 475-2324 or via email.

Show a Ton of Love with Our 2023 Food Drive

The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island invites everyone to join in donating to the Ton of Love Food Drive from January 14 to February 14. That’s four weeks to drop off non-perishable items at the aquarium, with a goal of collecting ONE TON of food for local families by Valentine’s Day. Donating one grocery bag of food items is rewarded with one admission complimentary ticket per reservation. When making your reservation, choose the complimentary ticket option for the Ton of Love Food Drive. Then it's a simple as bringing the bag with you on your visit! 

Donations will go to the Roanoke Island Food Pantry, which offers food to needing families all year long. Food donations help the pantry restock its shelves following the goodwill of the Holiday season. Currently, their most requested items are:

  • Corn muffin or biscuit mix
  • Hearty Soups
  • Cooking Oil
  • Cake mixes
  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Ketchup
  • Syrup
  • Jelly
  • Rice-A-Roni / Skillet dinners
  • Instant potatoes
  • Pancake mix
  • Pork and beans
  • Tomato soup

Thanks to our community, we've had great success in the past reaching the hefty goal and expect this year will be even better!  


©   North Carolina Aquariums. All rights reserved. : :   Memphis Web Design by Speak