Wednesday, March 25, 2009

How To Organize a Food Drive

Want to know an easy way to get donations of pet food to help the Food For People's Pets program? Plan a get together and encourage people to bring a bag of food for pets! It can be a party, a picnic, a silent auction, just about anything.

The Children's Clinics for Rehabilitative Services has an annual FamPet Picnic at a local park. People bring their families and their pets (generally dogs) and their own food. No big planning, just reserve a ramada at a local park (preferably one with enclosed dog-run areas) and have a meet and greet! Ask people to bring a bag of dog or cat food with them to be donated. That's it!

The CCRS picnic was this past Saturday at Reid Park in central Tucson. A lot of fun was had by all, and about 60 pounds of pet food was donated, with more to come from those who didn't make it to the picnic.

Check out one of the participant's blog ( for a slideshow of the fun, and get busy planning your own event!

Another easy way to help? Click on the "Food For People's Pets" Icon to the right and donate through "The Network for Good". You can designate this program from that site!

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