As the economy worsens, more people are being forced to make tough choices regarding their limited budgets. Unfortunately, many pet owners are now making the agonizing choice of feeding their four-legged loved ones, or providing for other family essentials.
Space Coast Kibble Kitchen and Bright Paws are joining forces to provide free pet food on the second Saturday of each month from 10am until the food runs out. The distribution center is located at Hospice of Health First, 1900 Dairy Road, Melbourne. The next two pet food distributions will be on July 10 and August 14.
The volunteers assisting with the pet food bank distribution are teenagers who participate in the BRIGHT STAR Center program, which helps teens dealing with loved ones death and the resulting grief. As these teens struggle with their own personal losses, this project provides a way for them to help others in the community, which in turn helps with their own emotional renewal.
Since the first anniversary a year ago, Bright Paws pet food bank has given out more than 20,000 pounds of free food and helped at least 400 residents. As Brevard County’s newest pet food bank, Space Coast Kibble Kitchen could not be more proud to join forces with Bright Paws to help save our local pets.