Statewide companion animal education and advocacy organization Rescue Me Ohio is excited to announce its second annual Statewide Pet Food Drive! This year’s pet food drive will be held in six regions across Ohio – Akron, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Toledo and Youngstown. The event will benefit one organization in each region that acts as a pet food pantry for the community, providing pet food to families who need temporary assistance in feeding their pets.
The goal of the event is to help ensure that these organizations can continue to support the families and companion animals in their region and reduce the number of owner surrenders across the state. Last year, Rescue Me Ohio collected over 7,400 pounds of food for pet food pantries across the state, and we’re hoping to collect even more at this year’s pet food drive.
The beneficiaries and collection sites for each region are as follows:
- Akron beneficiary: People Care Pet Pantry
- Collection sites: Petco (Brimfield), Petco (Macedonia)
- Cleveland beneficiary: The Animal Rescue Center (ARC)
- Collection sites: PetSmart (Willoughby), Pet Supplies Plus (Westlake), Pet Supplies Plus (Lakewood)
- Columbus beneficiary: Hospets
- Collection sites: Hospets Headquarters (Marysville), Pet Valu (Clintonville), Captivating Canines, Pet Valu (Lewis Center), Pet Valu (Marysville)
- Dayton beneficiary: Advocates 4 Animals
- Collection site: Petco (Clayton)
- Toledo beneficiary: Humane Ohio
- Collection site: Pet Supplies Plus (Alexis)
- Youngstown beneficiary: Legacy Dog Rescue
- Collection sites: Dar’s Dirty Dogs, OM Yoga & Healthy Balance, DogSmartzUnleased, Warren Harley Davidson
We’re also pleased to announce that Coldwell Banker will be partnering with Rescue Me Ohio as a sponsor for the event. Coldwell Banker will be collecting pet food for Rescue Me Ohio’s Pet Food Drive at several of its locations across Ohio.
Pet food can be dropped off at the following Coldwell Banker locations on November 19th from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.:
- Twinsburg – 9005 Darrow Rd.
- Willoughby Hills – 2804 SOM Center Rd.
- Westlake – 24600 Detroit Rd.
- Brecksville – 8915 Brecksville Rd.
- Portage Lakes – 344 West Turkeyfoot Rd.
- North Ridgeville – 32648 Center Ridge Rd.
- Canton – 4686 Douglas Circle Nw.
- Strongsville – 15380 Pearl Rd.
Additionally, Coldwell Banker has generously agreed to donate prize money to be awarded to the beneficiary in the region that collects the most pet food, in ounces.
Rescue Me Ohio would like to invite our communities across Ohio to come out on November 19th and participate in our annual pet food drive. All proceeds from the event will go directly to the beneficiaries in each region. For more information about Rescue Me Ohio’s Pet Food Drive in your region, you can contact your regional lead, find us on Facebook or visit rescuemeohio.org.
Have a question about your region’s food drive? Contact our regional leads:
- Akron – Lisa Cohen Keffer
- Cleveland – Christine Friscic
- Columbus – Karen Fairhurst and Ashley Speakman
- Dayton – Nick Bandura
- Toledo – Meghan Ragle
- Youngstown – Kate Monroe
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