The “Feed the Love” pet food drive lasts through March 22, with the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina and several other area organizations as recipients. Another similar drive last year obtained more than 63,000 pounds of pet food in the Southeast.
Animal control officials in the area say those in need often find it hard to afford food for their dogs and cats.
Bi-Lo customers can purchase “Feed the Love” pet food bags for $5. If they do, not only will they get the knowledge they are helping to feed pets, but they will also get a rebate on gas in the store’s Fuelperks rewards program.
Besides assisting the Second Harvest Food Bank, they are also giving food donations to Project Hope in Rock Hill; the Clover Area Assistance Center in York County; Hope of Lancaster (S.C.); the Lancaster Council on Aging; Common Cupboard/Common Heart Mission in Indian Trail; the Salvation Army of Gastonia; Christian Ministries of Lincolnton; and Heartlife Food and Clothing Center in Morganton.
Interested customers should know they can help their fellow neighbors by donating at any of the local Bi-Lo stores.