Hornell Area Humane Society hosting Drive Thru Pet Food Pantry
HORNELL — The Hornell Area Humane Society has a limited supply of generously donated pet food available for those in need during the holiday season, and will be hosting a Drive Thru Pet Food Pantry Dec. 23.
The Humane Society understands it has been a very tough year for many and some have had to do without. Because of limited supply, it only asks those that have a true hardship to participate so it can help those who need it most.
“The number of families struggling due to COVID and/or the holiday season is tremendous. Hopefully this can reduce the financial pressure many are feeling. We want to help these families be able to keep their pets in their homes and not give their furry family member up just because they can’t afford food right now,” said Sandra Rapp, Vice President of the HAHS Board of Directors.
The event will be held in the shelter parking lot at 7649 Industrial Park Rd, Hornell, next to Arkport Cycles, starting at 6 p.m. and continue until all supplies are distributed. This is a Drive-Thru event only, follow the designated lanes set up in the parking lot and volunteers will come to you. Volunteers will have masks and following social distancing protocols.
“We never want anyone to choose between feeding their pet or going without something else during this time. We know what joy animals bring to the lives of their caretakers, and want to ensure families stay together, especially this time of the year,” said Mary Nisbet, Executive Director of the HAHS. “If anyone is in need of food other times of the year, please let us know as well!”
If you have food you would like to donate to the food drive, you can leave the food donation at the shelter in the outside donation bin located underneath the pavilion with a lighted wreath above it, you can purchase food online and have it shipped directly to the shelter, or contact the shelter the week prior and it will have local pick up available.
“Thank you for your continued support of our community animals!” said Rapp. “Together we can truly make a difference in these animals’ lives!”