Purina, St. Louis food bank team up to feed local families

According to Purina, due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19, there are more and more local families struggling to get on the table for themselves and their pets

ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis company and nonprofit teamed up Tuesday to serve local families.

Purina held its 19th annual PetCare Pride Day.

It is a day during the work week dedicated to community service around Purina’s St. Louis headquarters and many of the company’s manufacturing facilities in the United States

Free cat and dog food for pet owners was available in several locations in St. Louis

According to Purina, due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19, there are more and more local families struggling to get on the table for themselves and their pets.

Purina has partnered with the St. Louis Area Foodbank to host 10 pop-up food pantry events, where volunteers and Purina staff distributed boxes of groceries to local families, including free bags of Purina dog and cat food to needy pet owners.

Volunteers distributed boxes at Mission STL, Yeatman Liddell Middle School, and Mason Clark Middle School.

Hundreds of Purina employees also volunteered at home, putting together care packages for local health workers, gathering essentials for the homeless in the area, and making fleece blankets for local animal shelters.

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