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Meals on Wheels Pet Food Drive

November 29, 2007 : 3:33 PM

For more than 30 years, Meals On Wheels has been helping thousands of seniors remain independent and in their own homes.

Many homebound individuals are somewhat isolated from the outside world. For these people, owning a pet can be especially meaningful; they act as friends, entertainers, ease loneliness, and can improve the quality of their life. The daily responsibilities of pet ownership, however, can be difficult.

“A lot of seniors can’t afford to purchase pet food,” said Angela Spain, the Nutrition Program Manager with Idaho’s Central District Health. “More than half of the Meal on Wheels recipients in the Treasure Valley have a pet and we have noticed that many of them share their meals with their animals because they are unable to provide appropriate pet food.”

Meals on Wheels supports the idea that pets provide love, companionship, and improve quality of life for their owners. During the month of December, Meal on Wheels has teamed up with Banfield, the Pet Hospital, to accept donations of pet food to help make a healthier life for homebound seniors and their pet.

What you can do:
Donate new and unopened bags or cans of dog or cat food at Banfield, located inside the Petsmart stores.

Banfield locations:
Meridian, ID
1220 N Eagle Rd, Meridian, ID, 83642

Twin Falls, ID
1505 Blue Lakes Blvd, Twin Falls, ID, 83301

Northern Idaho / Spokane
15615 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley, WA, 99037
9950 N. Newport Highway , Spokane, WA, 99218

Donations are being accepted until December 30th.

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December 14, 2007 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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