Dropping off food and supply donations at the center is a great way to help us out. During the baby season, leaving the center several times a week these items can be especially difficult for our staff and volunteers. This page is updated frequently from April through September with our current needs for donations.
The expression “hungry as a bear” takes on a whole new meaning when you have four growing bear cubs with unrelenting appetites. Each cub currently eats 25 pounds of food a day. With four bear cubs, that is 700 pounds of food every week! We need ongoing help into the future providing food and enrichment for these bear cubs.
So that our staff is able to plan and purchase food for feedings ahead of time, we are asking that food donations be made on Fridays and Saturdays. Enrichment drop offs can be made Tuesday through Thursdays. When you arrive to the center, park near the front door. There is a food donation table set up next to the front door. Please make any food donations during our business hours of 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM.
At this time we cannot accept further donation of acorns. While this was an item that we needed at the time we created the food donation list for our bear cubs, we have already become overwhelmed with acorn donations and are unable to accept any further donations of acorns. With that being said, please feel free to redistribute any acorns you have already collected to wildlife in your area. Any acorns that are dropped off at the rescue from this point forward will need to be disposed of which takes our staff valuable time to coordinate in addition to the cost of disposal fees. If you would like to donate food to the bear cubs, please sign up for another food item needed.
Please DO NOT drop off overripe produce. We've scheduled these time slots days prior to when we will be using them so that we can plan to purchase additional food if needed. Over ripe produce will likely be thrown away, resulting in our staff having to spend additional time sorting and transporting the produce to the dump. Additionally, do to limited storage availbility, please also make sure that any produce is ripe and ready to eat or will be ready to eat within a day or two of drop off, the bears will not eat tart, under ripe fruit.
IMPORTANT: PLEASE DO NOT DROP OFF DONATIONS WITHOUT SIGNING UP FOR A SLOT USING THE LINK BELOW!
If you have arrived to this webpage and have not read the announcement about our black bear cubs, please start by reading that letter with important information about their rehabilitation here: https://conta.cc/2YYtN4d
Corn on the Cob
Nuts (no acorns)