CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Food banks across the commonwealth are running out of pet food, but one central Virginia organization is helping them stock up.
“A lot of times, food pantries will get a lot of human food, but maybe not as much pet food donations,” Dogs Deserve Better Blue Ridge Co-President Kimberly Hawk said. “We’re just trying to help with that, because if people don’t have to buy a big bag of dog food right now they’ll have more money for food for their family and it’ll just help ease the burden a little bit.”
Dogs Deserve Better Blue Ridge will be hosting several drive-thru pet food drives in Augusta County on April 25 and April 26. The events will be entirely touch-free as people drive through to receive bags of food and volunteers will place the bags into cars at a “kiosk.”
- Basic City Beer Co. in Waynesboro from noon to 3 p.m.
- Terry Court Shopping Center in Staunton noon to 3 p.m.
- Craigsville Community Center in Craigsville noon to 3 p.m.
The organization also plans to host a drive-thru pet supply event in Charlottesville in the coming weeks as they work to secure a location.
For those who are unable to travel due to lack of transportation or immunocompromised, Dogs Deserve Better Blue Ridge has set up a special hotline. Please call 434-253-0022 and leave a voicemail to get more information.