You can’t give your own food to the animals at the Buffalo Zoo, but for the rest of this month you can buy them lunch.

Visitors can add $1 to their food or membership purchases at the Beastro concession stand or the Guest Services Office at the zoo’s main entrance. In return, supporters will get an “I Helped Buy the Animals Lunch” card that can be kept or displayed at the zoo.

All proceeds go to food purchases for the zoo’s 1,200 animals, which consume more than $250,000 worth of groceries each year. Animal adoptions also are available. For information, call 995-6131 or visit