El Pasoans Fighting Hunger, Animal Services partner to provide food for community and their pets – El Paso Herald Post
Thanks to a partnership between El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank and El Paso Animal Services, not only people, but their pets will have food during this pandemic.
While El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank focuses on ensuring that humans have adequate food and nutrition, the food bank often hears repeatedly from the community and partner agencies that provide food to humans, that a pet owner will often choose to go without food to ensure their companion animals are fed.
With fully two-thirds of Americans being pet owners, the need to provide pet food to pet owners experiencing economic uncertainty is real and immediate.
A pet food distribution will take place on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 from 10:00 am until supplies are gone at the food bank, 9541 Plaza Circle.
An additional distribution is scheduled for Wednesday, October 14 from 9:00 am to 12:00pm at St. Luke Catholic Church, 930 East Redd Road. on the westside.
Dry dog and cat food will be distributed in one-gallon Ziploc bags.
“This effort is part of El Paso Animal Services’ new Stronger Together program, which provides support and resources, like the Pet Pantry, to help keep pets with the families that love them,” officials shared.
Officials add that by providing pet owners with pet food, El Paso Animal Services and El Pasoans Fighting Hunger not only ensure that owners are able to feed themselves, but that pets receive food that is nutritionally appropriate for animals.