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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sharing to Stop Local Hunger: Pets Included

I got all tied up with work and have not posted in, well, two weeks.  Shameful, I know - but, life happens and it's far better with a paycheck, or a slug of cash to keep you fed, watered and out of the elements.  One of Houston's local charities that works to "feed and water" our senior citizens who may otherwise be purchasing large quantities of pet food, for their own consumption, is hosting a food drive (I've seen it happen, I was not in a position to buy them real food.  I cried.).  Not for food for seniors, for their companions.  Meals on Wheels started an animal program three years ago, so that local seniors would not share their meals to feed their pet(s).  The program, aniMeals on Wheels needs our help.  Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston, the organization behind both of these wonderful programs is holding a pet food drive this Thursday and Friday.

Please donate unopened packages of cat and dog food, either wet or dry at the following locations:

Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston
3217 Montrose Boulevard
Hours:  7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

No Paws Left Behind
16225 Park Ten Place
Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

6204 Saxon
Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

These programs, again all staffed with volunteers, provide meals for 300 seniors and 750 pets each month.  My personal belief is that we have enough food resources that no one and no animals should be hungry.  I plan to share, after all twenty bucks can go a long way to feed some pets, and I'm not even involving Ol'Roy here.

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