Help Seniors and Their Pets Fight Hunger This Holiday Season

 |  Nov 17th 2008  |   4 Contributions




I just heard about a great new charity drive that helps Seniors and their pets fight hunger. Here are the details:

Season Of Suppers, A Pet Food Drive For Pets In Need, taking place during November and December, aims to help more seniors and their Pets fight hunger.

For some seniors, getting around easily is not an option. Often, their best friend and only companion is a loving dog or cat. The Season of Suppers campaign, now in its third year, calls attention to the importance of Pets to the well-being of homebound seniors. Helping keep these companion Pets well- fed, healthy and part of the family for as long as possible became the motivating factor behind the partnership among Banfield, The Pet Hospital, the Banfield Charitable Trust (BCT) and Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA).

Phil Shippers, director of the Visiting Nurse Meals On Wheels program of Rochester, N.Y., knows the importance of getting the message out that homebound seniors with Pets are a vulnerable population.

We know that many seniors in our community are compromising their own nutrition by sharing their meals with their Pets, says Shippers.

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Last year, Banfields Season of Suppers campaign raised more than $51,000 to help 50 senior meal programs start or augment Pet feeding programs across the country.

In addition to donating Pet food and monetary contributions at local Banfield hospitals, supporters can participate in the campaign by purchasing full-color, Pet-themed note cards. A packet of eight cards will be sold for $10 and all of the proceeds from the note card sales, as well as monetary donations throughout the campaign, will be used to improve the lives of MOWAA recipients and their Pets.

Supporters may also purchase cards by contacting the Banfield Charitable Trust at (503) 922-5801 or writing to info@banfieldcharitabletrust.org



For more information, go to the Banfield website.

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