With the pandemic continuing to affect livelihoods, the struggle to feed their families and themselves is a persistent challenge for some in our community. Many also face the added challenge of keeping their furry friend fed, too.

El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank understands there is a need and has teamed up with El Paso Animal Services to offer free pet food assistance. On Thursday, March 11, the two charitable organizations will distribute dry dog and cat food 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.

El Paso Animal Services Pet Food Pantry

If you’d like to contribute to their ongoing effort 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.

El Paso Animal Services Facebook
El Paso Animal Services Facebook

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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