Portage Boys & Girls Club’s Torch hosting – Pet food drive to benefit Best Buddies Pet Pantry

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Published on May 06, 2015 with No Comments

Often when families fall upon challenging times, it is not only family members that feel the effects, but family pets as well. Torch Club members of Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s Portage Club decided they wanted to make a difference for families and their pets who may need a little extra help. Partnering with Best Buddies Pet Pantry, this young group of civic-minded individuals began holding a Pet Food Drive on April 6. Torch Club members accepting generous gifts of canned dog and cat food, dog biscuits, and cat treats and encouraging individuals to drop off such items at the Portage Boys& Girls Club, located at 5895 Evergreen Avenue, through May 13.  The goal of the Pet Food Drive is to keep families and their pets together. For more information, contact Mark Woolum at 219-762-4613.

Torch Club is a community service group for youth, ages 11 – 13, guided by Boys & Girls Clubs. Torch Club members always look to partner with organizations and/or groups who are providing a positive and impactful service to their community.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County

Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County has been opening doors to great futures for Porter County’s youth since 1971. Clubs are open after school and provide a great place for youth in grades K-12 to meet friends and have fun while in a safe, supervised environment. Clubs are also open during holidays and in the summer. Annual membership is only $35. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. For information on membership, volunteer opportunities, or to make a tax deductible donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County, please contact your local Club, call 219-464-7282 or, visit .

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Best Buddies Pet Pantry is an all-volunteer 501c3 non-profit that provides pet food assistance to families in need in NW Indiana and Illinois.  The pantry’s mission is to help reduce the number of family pets surrendered to animal shelters due to lack of food and keep families and pets together during financial hardship.  The mobile pet food bank provides pet food assistance to an estimated 1200 family pets monthly at 14 distribution sites in Porter, Lake, LaPorte Counties and part of Cook and Will Counties in Illinois.  Three distribution sites are in Porter County are the Duneland Community Center, The Church of Jesus Christ Food Pantry and the Hebron Country Food Pantry.  Pet food is available the fourth Friday of the month from 5-7:00 p.m., at The Church of Jesus Christ Food Pantry located at 791 Juniper Road in Valparaiso (South Haven community building)  The pantry also provides information for low-cost vaccinations and spay and neuter services.  For information about Best Buddies Pet Pantry, visit our Facebbook page or buy () cheap order price online get for sale discount purchase side effects low cost no perscription baclofen is used for treating spasm of  . The wisdom of sending citizen-astronauts into space how to write a biography essay was questioned

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