Petco and the Petco Foundation have partnered with Hill's Science Diet and Best Friends Animal Society to host the third annual National Pet Food Drive from November 2 through November 17. Every Petco and Unleashed by Petco will accept donations of dog and cat food to ensure that all pets parents can enjoy a happy and plentiful Thanksgiving with their pets.
In support of this effort, Hill's Science Diet has committed to match, pound for pound, every bag of Hill's Science Diet dog and cat food donated, up to 80,000 pounds! Each store partners with a local food bank or animal welfare group to ensure donations are provided directly to economically stressed pet parents in that store's community. Recipients are chosen by each of Petco's stores nationwide.
Best Friends Animal Society will leverage their national volunteer base to help place volunteers in the stores. The volunteers will educate customers about the mission, the need for pet food in food banks, and encourage donations.
This year's goal is to get 500,000 pounds of dog and cat food donated.
Throughout the National Pet Food Drive, pet parents can make food donations to the cause by donating Hill's Science Diet dog and cat food or any dog or cat brand of their choice.
Awareness is everything:
Click here to see a list of participating Petco stores and the Food Bank partners that support them.