Drive-thru pet food pantries in Kent & Sussex counties

Brandywine Valley SPCA to Hold Drive-thruPet Food Pantries in Georgetown and Dover

The Brandywine Valley SPCA (BVSPCA) will be holding two drive-thru pet food pantries this week to help families in need. Free pet food will be distributed as follows:

Thursday, April 30
Sussex Academy
21150 Airport Blvd., Georgetown

Friday, May 1
Kent County Administrative Complex
555 Bay Rd., Dover

The pantry’s drive-thru format requires participants to arrive in a vehicle, where they should remain while BVSPCA staff requests, from a 6-foot distance, information on the household pets then loads the pet food into the trunk or hatchback. Food will be available for cats and dogs while supplies last.

The pantries are part of the BVSPCA’s ongoing commitment to help prevent families from needing to surrender their beloved pets to a shelter for economic reasons. “The number of families suddenly without jobs is staggering,” said Adam Lamb, BVSPCA CEO. “They need their pets by their side now more than ever, and we’re going to make sure they don’t have to give them up to a shelter simply because they can’t afford food.”

Since the start of the pandemic, the Brandywine Valley SPCA has distributed more than more 38,000 pounds of pet food to families in need and sent five truckloads of pet food to other shelters for their pantries. In addition to the drive-thru pantries, the BVSPCA has expanded its standard pet food pantry to be accessible anytime during shelter open hours: Tuesday-Friday 12pm-6pm, Saturday-Sunday 11am-5pm.

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