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Food Pantry Drive Collects More Than 200 Pounds of Pet Food

PetCo Pet Food Drive continues through Nov. 11

Information provied by Kendall County Pet Food Pantry.

The Kendall County Food Pantry Pet Food Department held a pet food drive on Saturday, Nov. 3 and Sunday, Nov. 4 at the Oswego Petco Store, 3066 U.S. Highway 34. 

Mary Anne Ryan, Pet Food Distribution Coordinator, was assisted by both Yorkville Middle School Student Council Members as well as Members from Yorkville Girl Scout Troop 4312. This pet food drive had been scheduled to coincide with the National Petco Pet Food Drive.Together the Student Council Members and the Girl Scouts collected 208 pounds of pet food as well as $237 in donations.

Petco and the Petco Foundation are hosting this third annual National Pet Food Drive, and are calling on all animal lovers to provide a healthy and plentiful holiday season for furry friends across the United States. The National Pet Food Drive began Sunday, Oct. 28, and will run through Sunday, Nov. 11.

During the two-week drive, consumers can pick up extra food or litter during their shopping trip, or bring unopened cans or bags from home, and drop them into specially marked pet food collection bins designated for the Kendall County Food Pantry. These bins are located at both the Oswego Store and the Shorewood Store.  In support of this effort, Hill's Science Diet has committed to match, pound for pound, every bag of Science Diet dog and cat food donated.

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