Annual pet food drive to benefit more than 30 Central Texas pet rescues throughout 2021

Tomlinson's Feed donates pet food to local shelters annually through its Pound4Pound food drive. (Courtesy Kim Kenney)
Tomlinson's Feed donates pet food to local shelters annually through its Pound4Pound food drive. (Courtesy Kim Kenney)

Tomlinson's Feed donates pet food to local shelters annually through its Pound4Pound food drive. (Courtesy Kim Kenney)

Between Nov. 27 and Dec. 24, customers at Tomlinson’s Feed can purchase bags of pet food to be donated to 35 pet rescues and animal shelters throughout Central Texas.

For every bag of food that is donated, Tomlinson’s and six of its pet food suppliers will match the donation through the company’s annual Pound4Pound pet food drive.

In 2019 the drive raised 163,584 pounds of pet food that were distributed throughout the year, according to a press release.

“[The drive] has really been a huge boon to us,” said William Stapleton, assistant director of the Humane Society of the New Braunfels Area.

The HSNBA, which is a 501(c)3 that receives most of its funding through private donations, has partnered with Tomlinson’s Feed for four years, Stapleton said, and regularly hosts cat adoptions at the store’s New Braunfels location.


“[Tomlinson’s] redistributes their actual donations to the shelters throughout the rest of the year,” Stapleton said. “That really helps to take care of one of the many problems that shelters face during the spring months, especially when we’ve got kitten and puppy season.”

Residents can participate in the food drive by purchasing food at any Tomlinson’s Feed locations or online at www.tomlinsons.com.
By Lauren Canterberry

Reporter, New Braunfels

Lauren joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in October 2019. After graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, Lauren was a freelance journalist and worked as a college English teacher in China. At CI, Lauren covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in New Braunfels.



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