The Erie Animal Network/A.N.N.A. Shelter Community Pet Food Bank helps feed local pets in need, and helps owners who are suffering from a temporary financial setback. The goal of the pet food bank is to keep more pets in their homes and reduce owner surrender and animal abandonment.
The pet food bank serves several hundred pets per week, every week, in the Erie area.
The food bank relies on donations and food drives to support this effort, and is always in need of wet and dry dog and cat food (the only requirement is that the food must be produced in the United States).
Donations can be dropped off at Erie Pack & Ship LLC, 5148 Peach St.; the A.N.N.A. Shelter, 1555 E. 10th St.; and Orphan Angels Cat Sanctuary and Adoption Center, 5439 West Lake Road.
If you are interested in setting up a pet food drive at your workplace or business, send a message to Erie Animal Network via Facebook at www.facebook.com/erieanimalnetwork.
Finally, you can drop off pet food donations — and purchase some treats for yourself — at the food bank’s bake sale/pet food drive on Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Tractor Supply Co. store, 2275 Downs Drive, just past Cracker Barrel.