It is a long-standing practice to raise food to help people who have a hard time feeding themselves, and their families, but what about our four legged family members? Food banks don’t always have pet food supplies available as they are often too busy working to have enough to feed the humans. That’s the situation that Claire Bolarinho found herself in a few years ago when she ended up between jobs and found herself struggling to feed her cat; she couldn’t find anywhere that had offerings for her feline friend.
Fortunately; she managed that situation and is in a better place now, but she discovered a need in her community and so decided to do something about it. That is how Bolarinho and co-founder Lauren MacFaralane started the Kitchener-Waterloo Pet Food Bank. The pet food bank is open Sunday from 2:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m and on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m for people to receive or drop off donations at 297C Bluevale Street North. Currently being run out of Claire’s garage, there are other locations around Kitchener-Waterloo where donations can be made, and they are hoping to raise enough funds to register as a non-profit.
It’s a kindness to those who sometimes get forgotten in troubles, and it’s your Good News Story of the Day, which you can learn more about here. Food, toys and medical supplies are important for more than just people. When ever you have a chance to help a living thing in need, it should be done.
Story and Image from CTV News.