Harris County Precinct 2 is partnering with the Houston Humane Society to host a free Pet Food Pantry drive-thru service April 29, according to a news release from the Houston Humane Society.
The event will take place outside the North East Community Center at 10918½ Bentley St., Houston from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is open to anyone in need of pet food, and no appointments are necessary, per the release.
Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia said in the release that the precinct has hosted several food distributions amid the coronavirus pandemic and has seen a significant number of residents in need of ways to feed their families.
“If our residents have a great need for food for their families, they also need the same for their pets,” he said in the release. “I’m grateful to partner with the Humane Society to bring free pet food for those families who need it.”
To comply with social distancing restrictions, individuals participating will stay in their cars and form a line, and a staff member or volunteer will give them the appropriate amount of food for their pets. All staff and volunteers are required to wear gloves and masks to ensure their safety and that of the public, per the release.
The Pet Food Pantry was created to assist pet owners in Harris County and surrounding counties. Since its creation, nearly 53,000 pounds of pet food have been provided to individuals and community organizations, the release said.