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East Naples non-profit starts weekly pet food pantry

Millions across the country have lost their jobs, which has made it difficult to afford food for not only people but for pets as well.

That’s why a local non-profit is hosting a grab-and-go pet food pantry to fill the urgent need.

The pantry will be open every Tuesday until the safer-at-home order is lifted. The non-profit gave out more than 300 bags of pet food on its first day Tuesday. They also handed out free meals for families.

“People are going to run out of food for their animals and then they’re going to abandon them. It happens after every disaster and we would like to head this one off,” said Jan Rich with For the Love of Cats.

The non-profit said many people have told them how much the pantry helps their family.

If you need food, the giveaway will happen every Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in East Naples Community Park, 3500 Thomasson Dr.

The non-profit will also accept donations of pet food. Click here for more information.

Reporter:Gina Tomlinson
Writer:Jackie Winchester
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