Carrollton Veterinarian Conducts a Different Kind of Food Drive - For People and Pets
All Creatures Veterinary Center in Carrollton, Texas began its annual Thanksgiving Food Exchange on November 1, 2012. Clients bring in human food for a local pantry. Then All Creatures makes an equal pet food donation to a no-kill shelter.
Nov. 7, 2012 - PRLog -- All Creatures Veterinary Center in Carrollton, Texas began its annual Thanksgiving Food Exchange food drive on November 1, 2012. The annual exchange allows clients of All Creatures and local residents to help people and pets with a human food donation. The theme for this year's food drive is "All Creatures' Thanksgiving Food Exchange - You Help People, We Help Pets". Currently, 255 lbs. of food has been collected.
All Creatures invites its clients and local residents to bring in human food donations for Metrocrest Social Services (Carrollton, Texas). The cans of corn, jars of peanut butter and boxes of cereal are weighed on the pet scale in the All Creatures lobby and a chart is updated showing the weight of all the donations. All of the human food is taken to Metrocrest Social Services at the end of November. Then in December, All Creatures will donate an equal amount (in pounds*) of Hill’s® Pet Food (http://hillspet.com) to Operation Kindness (http://www.operationkindness.org) – the no-kill animal shelter in Carrollton, Texas. In 2011, the human food donations weighed just almost 800 pounds. All Creatures then donated 800 pounds of Hill’s® Pet Food to Operation Kindness. The pet food was provided to Operation Kindness over several weeks so that it could be used as needed.
The goal of the Food Exchange this year is to collect and donate 1000 lbs. of food. So if your family is planning a food donation during Thanksgiving, bring it by All Creatures Veterinary Center at 2525 E Hebron Pkwy. (at Marsh Ridge Rd.), Carrollton, Texas 75010. Your human food donation will do double duty by helping the cats and dogs at Operation Kindness.
A list of commonly needed items from Metrocrest’s web site (http://www.metrocrestsocialservices.org): Peanut butter, Canned fruit, Mac & Cheese, Flavored rice & pasta “helpers” & “ronis”, Breakfast Cereal. *The maximum pet food donation for 2011 is 1300 pounds.