By Patty Rusnak
Animals bring joy, security and stability to families. In difficult financial times, some families give up their cat or dog. A donation of pet food will help keep all members of a family together.
The 8th Annual Lakewood Pet Food Drive will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2010 from 10 am – 4pm at Albertsons on Steilacoom Blvd. Students will be asking folks to make a purchase of cat and dog food while doing their own grocery shopping. The food can then be placed in collection carts outside the store. The pet food will be distributed to local food banks.
“The pet food drive gave me community service opportunities as a student,” states Kiara St. John. Now an adult living in Lakewood, Kiara understands the need to help people and their pets and continues to volunteer. If you are unable to make it to Albertsons on Saturday but would still like to make a donation contact: Patty Rusnak at 253 548-5604.