by Dara Salk
Hunger is a real issue for people who live on fixed incomes or are having financial difficulty. We are very fortunate to have several well-run food pantries in the neighborhood and generous neighbors who volunteer their time.
When people have trouble making ends meet, and they have pets, they may struggle to provide nutritious food to their furry companions. Many pets are relinquished to shelters because their owners can no longer afford food or veterinary services.
Pet food pantries are few and far between, however, which is why Friendship Pet Food Pantry (FP2) was founded.
Housed in the newest food pantry in the neighborhood – Lincoln Square Friendship Center – FP2 recently celebrated its first year of service.
Do you know someone who is in need? The pet food pantry is open the third Friday of every month from 3 to 5 p.m. at 2733 W. Lawrence Ave.
Want to volunteer? You will enjoy it, we know! Take a look at the volunteer options.