GJ food drive just for Fido

By: Lisa McDivitt Email
By: Lisa McDivitt Email

It's 'Hunger Action Month,' and there's a food drive to help local pet owners.

This September, food banks all over the country are celebrating the second annual Hunger Action Month - a nation-wide effort to help end hunger in America.

But during a recession, people are not the only ones who go hungry. Low-income families, seniors and people who are having a tough time right now also need help to continue feeding their pets.

So, Food Bank of the Rockies, Western Colorado 211 and City Market have teamed up for a pet food drive in Mesa County to help get more dog and cat food to local food banks.

By helping pet owners feed their pets, it also helps keep pets with their owners, instead of forcing people to give them up to animal shelters, which already feel a strain these days.

Here’s how you can help:

Pet Food Drive – Hunger Action Month
Wednesday, Sept. 23 – Wednesday, Sept. 30
Drop off pet food at all Grand Junction City Market locations
And the Western Slope Food Bank of the Rockies at 734 Scarlet Drive
For more information, call 2-1-1 or 888-217-1215

Just look for the pet food drive barrels while you’re at the grocery store. All of the pet food collected during this next week will be distributed to local food pantries to help out families in need.

Also, if you personally could use some help navigating some of the services and agencies around Grand Junction, you can call 2-1-1. They can also help connect you to volunteer opportunities in Mesa County.

For more information about Hunger Action Month, Food Bank of the Rockies and Western Colorado 211, see the links below.

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