Harris County Precinct 2, Houston Humane Society to host free pet food drive-thru

Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia said that residents have been in need of ways to feed their families amid the pandemic and that these families need the same for their pets. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia said that residents have been in need of ways to feed their families amid the pandemic and that these families need the same for their pets. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)

Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia said that residents have been in need of ways to feed their families amid the pandemic and that these families need the same for their pets. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)

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.

By Colleen Ferguson
A native central New Yorker, Colleen Ferguson worked as an editorial intern with the Cy-Fair and Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood editions of Community Impact before joining the Bay Area team in 2020. Colleen graduated from Syracuse University in 2019, where she worked for the campus's independent student newspaper The Daily Orange, with a degree in Newspaper and Online Journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and a degree in Spanish language and culture. Colleen previously interned with The Journal News/lohud, where she covered the commute in the greater New York City area.

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