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Petco to Sponsor Annual Pet Food Drive

Posted: Oct. 17, 2012, 2:20 p.m. EDT


San Diego-based Petco and the Petco Foundation are looking for volunteers to help with the organizations’ third annual National Pet Food Drive, which runs Oct. 28 through Nov. 11, 2012.

Pet lovers can register at https://petco.volunteermatch.org 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,” said 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 added.

Petco Pet Food Drive Starts Oct. 28
Petco and the Petco Foundation need volunteers for their annual pet food drive.
Volunteers may help on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays--Oct. 28 and Nov. 2, 3, 4, 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,” said 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.

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