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Harry Chapin Food Bank drive this weekend at Tanger Outlets

By Staff | Jul 13, 2009

An all-out effort to collect non-perishable food and pet items on Saturday, July 18 by stores in Tanger Outlets will benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank.

The “Feed Our Families and Their Pets Food Drive” will occur between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. All stores will be collecting food and pet food items for the food bank.

The day’s event is a joint effort among the Save The Pets organization, the Harry Chapin Food Bank, and the stores at Tanger Outlets. Other groups participating will be the Animal Refuge Center, Petco and the Lee County Sheriff’s VOICE program. Dogs and cats will be brought in for the event by the Animal Refuge Center. Live broadcasts will be made by WINK radio during the event.

“Best friends are forever. Don’t let them lose theirs over a bowl of food.” This is the mantra of the Save The Pets organization, which offers assistance to those who need a helping hand to keep their pet. The Harry Chapin Food Bank has agreed to be the central collection point for the pet food and related supplies.

Tanger Outlets is located at 20350 Summerlin Road in Fort Myers, two miles before the Sanibel Causeway.

Information about the Save The Pets organization may be obtained by contacting them at www.savethepetstoday.com.