Local food bank provides for pets as well as people
Editor’s note: The following is a first-person account by an individual who is helped by the Salvation Army food bank, the recipient of this year’s Be an Angel campaign. To donate, visit the Herald office at 101186 Nanaimo Ave. W. between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or visit www.pentictonherald.ca.
The Salvation Army is grateful to pet stores in our community that so generously donate pet food. As you will read below, it is one of the benefits of visiting the food bank lobby.
Some people wonder why someone on a limited income chooses to have a pet. It is an added expense on a slim budget. But animal lovers understand the love, comfort and security that comes with being a pet parent.
I recently moved from Prince George to Penticton.
I moved here with my son to be closer to my grandparents.
When I moved here, I found that rent was way more expensive. I am working only a small amount as it is hard to get daycare for my son. So, The Salvation Army really helps with food and meat and milk for my son and I.
I have a dog that I have had for eight years, and the food bank even has dog food. The Salvation Army food bank has been very good in that I can get food to feed myself, my son and my dog.
They have been so helpful at the food bank and the thrift stores. I have always had a great experience there, and everyone is so helpful and friendly. They have directed me to resources to help me.