Gatorland is hosting its 33rd Annual Share Your Christmas Food Drive benefiting the Second Harvest Food Bank  on Thursday, Dec. 6, between 6 am and 1 pm.  The public is invited to stop by to drop off their food donations at the popular theme park in Kissimmee!

Guests to Gatorland can begin dropping off their food donations at the park any day through Dec. 6, if they are unable to do so that day.  Those bringing a food donation to Gatorland will receive one entry into a drawing for a VIP Tour of Gatorland for 4 people featuring the Screamin’ Gator Zipline, the Stompin’ Gator Off-road Adventure, an Adventure Hour Experience, Tortoise Feeding and an exclusive up close and personal visit with a White Alligator, plus much more.  For more details, visit:

Since 2014 Gatorland has collected more than 15,000 pounds of food and donated more than $32,500 to the Second Harvest Food Bank.  The theme park is also partnering with three local schools, including Narcoossee Middle School, Sunchild Academy and Tohopekaliga High School, for their students, families, and teachers to collect donations.  For more information on the best items to donate, visit:

Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is a private, nonprofit organization that collects, stores and distributes donated food to more than 550 feeding partners in six Central Florida counties: Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia. Last year, with the help of numerous donors, volunteers and a caring, committed community, the food bank distributed 50 million meals to partner programs such as food pantries, soup kitchens, women’s shelters, senior centers, day care centers and Kids Cafes.

hristFor every $10 contributed, up to $90 worth of groceries can be provided for struggling families, seniors, kids, veterans and others. Florida has one of the highest rates of food insecure children in the U.S.  For more information on helping, go to


            Gatorland is a 100-acre theme park combining Old Florida charm with exciting experiences, exhibits, and entertainment.  The park originally opened as a roadside attraction in 1949.  Today, it provides affordably-priced family fun featuring thousands of alligators and crocodiles, breeding marsh with observation tower, free-flight aviary, nature walk, petting zoo, educational wildlife programs, award-winning gift shop, Florida’s best train ride, Gator Gully Splash Park, on-site restaurant and one-of-a-kind shows including Gator Jumparoo and Up-close Encounters.  Popular adventure experiences inside the park include the Screamin’ Gator Zipline and Stompin’ Gator Off-Road adventure.