The annual event will take place Oct. 15 at the pantry's Carnot Road location.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Jenna Staul
Thursday, July 14, 2011
If you take 15,840 cans and place them end-to-end, the line will stretch one mile. The West Hills Food Pantry hopes to do just that at its annual Mile of Cans event later this year. The fund-raising campaign, now in its 15th year, provides aid to Moon-area families in need. The pantry earlier this month kicked off the campaign for the event, hoping that the community would donate enough canned food to make the line stretching one mile down Carnot Road. The event will wrap up Oct. 15, when volunteers from the food pantry and other Moon organizations come together for the can lineup outside the pantry's Carnot Road location. The event usually takes place on Thorn Run Road, said Rick Weiss, family minister at Impact Christian Church in Moon. …
Pet food supplies are depleted at Animal Friends, and its partner organizations also are suffering.
It isn’t only people who are affected by the economy. Animals Friends put out an urgent call today for pet food donations, especially dog food. Animal Friends’ Chow Wagon program faces a critical pet food shortage due to a drop in donations and pet food supplies, according to Jolene Miklas, the organization's director of communications,. “Every June, we seem to hit a dry spell with donations as schools let out and scouting groups stop meeting for the summer,” she said. Summer schedules tend to be hectic and many regular contributors get busy with other activities and forget to make their regular pet food donations to Animal Friends, said Miklas. Eula Houston, animal care coordinator at Animal Friends, said she had never seen its food …