For almost a year now El Pasoans struggling to put food on the table because of the pandemic have been able to count on El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank to help feed their families. But did you know EPFHFB is also there if you face the added challenge of keeping your house pet fed, too?

El Pasoans Fighting Hunger has teamed up with El Paso Animal Services to offer free pet food assistance once a month. This month, the two charitable organizations will distribute dry dog and cat food on Thursday, February 11, at the main food bank location at 9541 Plaza Circle.

One-gallon size Ziploc bags will be handed out from 8 a.m. until the supply is gone. To ensure fairness and that the pet food on hand goes to the greatest number of people possible, the limit is one bag per dog or cat per family

Because the location the pet food distribution will take place at is also a EPFH Primary Distribution Site of emergency food boxes, those picking up pet food are asked to wear a face covering of some kind for the safety of staff, volunteers and all involved.

El Paso Animal Services Pet Food Pantry

El Paso Animal Services Pet Food Pantry offers food assistance for your furry loved one on a continuing basis. Contact their pet resources team for more information at 915-212-8735.

If you’d like to help families in need feed their pets, the Pet Food Pantry accepts donations of pet food of all kinds. Contributions can be dropped off at the shelter’s front door, located at 5001 Fred Wilson, seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., or donations can be made via the El Paso Animal Services Amazon Wishlist.

Volunteers Needed

If you have some free time and can assist with re-packaging pet food for the next pet food distribution, EPFHFB can use your help from 9 a.m. to noon every last Wednesday of the month. All available volunteer opportunities can be accessed HERE.

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