Petco Food Drive

Petco and the Petco Foundation are looking for volunteers to help with the organizations’ third annual National Pet Food Drive, which runs through Nov. 11, 2012.

Mixed Breed puppyPet lovers can register to volunteer at any Petco store nationwide, including all Unleashed by Petco locations.

“We’re counting on the extra help from pet lovers across the country who are willing to volunteer to help raise awareness for this important program,” says Paul Jolly, Petco Foundation’s executive director. Petco and the foundation have collected and donated more than 1.5 million pounds of pet food and litter to families in need since the national food bank program began in 2010, Jolly adds.

Volunteers may help on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays Nov. 9, 10 and 11. All will be trained on how to reach out to people in support of donations.

Volunteers are asked at registration to select a Petco store and a convenient time. Each volunteer will receive a $5 Petco coupon and a chance to win a $500 Petco shopping spree.

“Helping to energize people to donate food for animals who might otherwise go hungry gives me an immeasurable sense of pride,” says Kenn Agata, a Best Friends Animal Society volunteer who donated his time last year at a Petco store in College Park, N.Y.

All Petco and Unleashed by Petco stores have designated pet food bins for donations. Each store partners with a local food bank or animal welfare group to donate pet food and litter directly to needy pet owners.

To learn more and register to volunteer, click here.

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