Several months ago, I posted that my local Meals on Wheels Agency had started providing pet food to their clients who needed it, and I challenged you to get something similar started in your own community.
Good news! There are apparently grants available to help you.
Meals On Wheels of Stark & Wayne Counties has received a $3,500 grant from the Doris Day Animal Foundation in support of the agency’s annual pet food collection drive.
The grant will underwrite the purchase of dog and cat food, which will be delivered to Meals On Wheels clients who own pets.
For those of you who live in Northeastern Ohio, CantonRep.com indicates that you can drop off food at the following locations:
• Banfield, The Pet Hospital, inside PetSmart, 5465 Dressler Rd. NW, Jackson Township.
• Banfield, The Pet Hospital, inside PetSmart, 2026 Lincoln Way E, Massillon.
• PBS Animal Health, 2780 Richville Dr. SE, Massillon.
• PBS Animal Health, 3188 Lincoln Way E, Wooster.
• Rural King, 3541 Lincoln Way E, Wooster.
• Surbey Feed & Supply, 9 Canal St. W, Navarre.
• Tractor Supply, 4020 Erie Ave. SW, Massillon.
• Belloni Foods, 258 S. Wabash Ave., Brewster.
• Thorne’s supermarket, 1400 E. State St., Alliance.
• Thorne’s supermarket, 653 S. Union Ave., Alliance.
Donations also can be dropped off anytime at the agency’s office building at 2363 Nave St. SE in Massillon.
If you want more information about the program, or tips on starting your own pet food collection drive, call 330-832-7220.
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!