Colorado Pet Pantry expands food bank to the Western Slope

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CLIFTON, Colo. — Colorado Pet Pantry is putting down roots hosting a drive-thru pantry in the Grand Junction area.

This being the first distribution event, the non-profit organization plans to help pets across the Grand Valley partnering with Food Bank of the Rockies.

“There’s 26 food banks on the Western Slope that we’re gonna be able to grow in the next several years and keep providing more and more resources to this whole area,” Kylie Caraher informs.

“We’re ready for them to be here next month and the month after,” Sue Ellen Rodwick expresses, “We’re here; we’re not ending our support through food and our partnership with Colorado Food Pantry.”

“Last year, this time, only a few cars came for the pantry,” Cora Dickey shares, “Now, with the pet pantry partnered with Clifton Christian Church, the line goes all the way down the street and people get a show while they wait.”

Volunteers from Canine Stars not only brought pounds of food, the team’s pack of four-legged stars wanted to help out in any way.

“We brought them here to have a little practice. We’re performing for the line for everyone waiting to pick up their free pet food for their dogs,” Keri Caraher reflects, “We really had some top brand dog food that was donated so all these dogs got really excited that they’ll be able to eat.

The pet food pantry will continue every fourth Saturday of the month at Clifton Christian Church.

Anyone interested in volunteering or needing assistance feeding their pets can get more information at coloradopetpantry.org

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