Petco and the Petco Foundation are calling all animal lovers to take part in the second annual National Pet Food Drive to help pet parents in need provide a healthy and plentiful holiday season for four-legged family members. The National Pet Food Drive will kick off Sunday, October 30 and last through Sunday, November 13.
During the two-week drive, consumers can pick up extra food or litter during their shopping trip, or bring unopened cans or bags from home, and drop it into specially marked pet food collection bins located in each of the more than 1,100 Petco and Unleashed by Petco stores nationwide. Throughout the drive, Hill's Science Diet will match, pound for pound, every bag of dog and cat food donated, up to 100,000 pounds.
"We believe no one should have to give up their pet companions due to financial distress, and our associates and customers agree," said Paul Jolly, the Executive Director of the Petco Foundation and a Petco vice president. "Last year's drive provided more than 90 tons – that's almost 200,000 pounds – of pet food for families in need; an incredible gift leading into the holiday season and such an easy way for people to help keep pets well-nourished and with the families who love them in tough economic times. We hope to double that this year, so we're asking the communities we serve to give a little extra and help us raise awareness for this important year-round program."
"The food bank program means so much to me," said Khadejaia Alexander, a low-income pet parent who receives pet food and support from PAWS Los Angeles, a Petco Foundation Food Bank Partner. "I need to take care of myself, so it's less stress on me knowing that my dogs can eat and I can provide a nice home for them. People see a lot of human needs, but forget about animals and the help their owners may need. The food bank has been so helpful to me, it's really a blessing."
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