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Brandywine Valley SPCA to Host Second Drive-Thru Pet Food Pantry at Frawley Stadium

June 3, 2020 - Carolina League (CarL) - Wilmington Blue Rocks News Release

The Brandywine Valley SPCA has held six drive-thru pet food pantries to date, helping more than 1,200 families. The drive-thru format requires participants to arrive in a vehicle, where they should remain while BVSPCA staff requests, from a 6-foot distance, information on the household pets then loads the pet food into the trunk or hatchback. Food will be available for cats and dogs while supplies last. Food storage and transport has been generously provided by Terra, along with collaboration on pantry logistics.

"The number of families struggling financially right now is staggering," said Adam Lamb, BVSPCA CEO. "They need their family pets now more than ever, so we're providing free pet food at our shelters and drive-thru pantries to alleviate some of that financial pressure and do all we can so families don't have to give up the cat or dog they love simply because they can't afford food."

The Wilmington Blue Rocks are proud to support the efforts.

"Our community continues to come together in a time of great need, and the Blue Rocks are very proud of our role in that process," said Blue Rocks General Manager Andrew Layman. "Anything we can do to assist in the prevention of suffering for anyone or anything is our top priority, and this event is going to help a lot of wonderful pets and their families. We are grateful to all who can help as well as the Brandywine Valley SPCA for the hard work they've poured into making these pet food pantries possible."

The Brandywine Valley SPCA has distributed more than 70,000 pounds of pet food since the start of the pandemic. The 35 tons of food has been distributed at drive-thru pet food pantries as well as expanded pet food pantry hours at their shelters (Tuesday-Friday 12pm-6pm, Saturday-Sunday 11am-5pm).

The Brandywine Valley SPCA welcomes donations from the community to continue to supply pet food to families in need. Those donations will be matched by a generous grant from the Petco Foundation up to $25,000 through June 30 when made at the following link: https://bvspca.org/petcomatch/


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