Pet lovers can register online to volunteer at any of Petco’s stores nationwide to help promote the two-week drive Oct. 30 through Nov. 13.
“We believe no one should have to give up their pet companions due to financial distress, and our associates and customers agree. During this year’s two-week national drive, we’re asking the communities we serve to give a little extra, both in food donations and by volunteering, to help raise awareness for this important year-round program” says Paul Jolly, Executive Director of the Petco Foundation and a Petco vice president.
If you don’t have time to volunteer you can still help by donating food. Hill’s Science Diet will match, pound for pound, every bag of dog and cat food donated at Petco stores during the drive, up to 100,000 pounds.
Each store has partnered with a local food bank or animal welfare group to donate pet food and litter directly to economically stressed pet parents in that store’s community. Since it was launched in early 2010, the National Pet Food Bank program has provided almost a million pounds of donated pet food and litter to families in need.
To register as a food drive volunteer, click here and select “Petco Foundation Pet Food Drive.” All food drive volunteers will receive specific instructions and training on how to best promote the important program.