The Thanksgiving Food Exchange is a food drive with a twist we hold each November at All Creatures Veterinary Center (allcreatuesonline.com). We collect human or pet food from our wonderful clients and friends. The cans of corn, jars of peanut butter and boxes of cereal are weighed on the pet scale in our lobby and we keep a chart showing the weight of all the donations.
We give all the donated food to Metrocrest Social Services in Carrollton (metrocrestservices.org). And All Creatures matches the weight of our clients donations with Hill’s® Pet Diets and Royal Canin Pet Food and sends that to Metrocrest too.
Last year our clients donated 400 lbs. of food and All Creatures, along with our pet food partners - Hill’s® and Royal Canin® donated 400 lbs of pet food. Metrocrest Social Services has a pet food bank because many of the families they serve have pets. And those pets need a good nutritious meal, too.
We are going to continue the Food Exchange this year and our goal is to collect and donate 1000 lbs. of food. So even if you aren’t one of our clients, feel free to bring your human food donations by our office at 2525 E Hebron Pkwy. at Marsh Ridge Rd.
A list of commonly needed items from Metrocrest’s web site: Peanut butter, Canned fruit, Mac & Cheese, Flavored rice & pasta “helpers” & “ronis”, Breakfast Cereal.