PETCO’S Second Annual National Food Drive for Family Pets

| November 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

Pet lovers asked to donate pet food Through November 13

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  through Sunday, November 13.

During the 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, 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.”

To register as a food drive volunteer, visit and select “Petco Foundation Pet Food Drive.” Volunteer opportunities are open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the pet food drive (Nov. 5, 6, 12 and 13). Once registered, volunteers can pick a Petco store location and volunteer time slot of their choice, and will be eligible to sign up for other volunteer opportunities in the future.

Petco's 2nd Annual Food drive for Family Pets

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