As the pandemic drags on another month relentlessly affecting lives and livelihoods, many in our community struggling to feed their families and themselves also face the added challenge of keeping their furry friend fed, too.

El Pasoans Fighting Hunger understands there is a need and has teamed up with El Paso Animal Services to offer free pet food assistance.

On Thursday, November 19, the two charitable organizations will distribute dry dog and cat food at the main food bank location at 9541 Plaza Circle. One-gallon size Ziploc bags will be handed out from 7 a.m. until the supply is gone. To ensure fairness and that the pet food on hand goes to the greatest number of people possible, the limit is one bag per dog or cat per family

Because the location the pet food distribution will take place at is also a EPFH Primary Distribution Site of emergency food boxes, those picking up pet food are asked to wear a face covering of some kind for the safety of staff, volunteers and all involved.

El Paso Animal Services Pet Food Pantry

El Paso Animal Services Pet Food Pantry offers food assistance for your furry loved one on a continuing basis. Contact their pet resources team for more information at 915-212-8735.

If you’d like to help families in need feed their pets, the Pet Food Pantry accepts donations of pet food of all kinds. Contributions can be dropped off at the shelter’s front door, located at 5001 Fred Wilson, seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., or donations can be made via the El Paso Animal Services Amazon Wishlist.

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