- Where: Herndon Animal Medical Center, 720 Jackson St., Herndon, VA 20170, 703-435-8777
- When: Sunday, 4/28/2013 , 12pm -2pm
- Organizers: Homeward Trails Animal Rescue, Dogtopia of Herndon and “The Practical Pup”
From an email received:
Herndon Animal Medical Center is hosting a food drive for Capital Area Food Bank and Reston Interfaith for the months of November and December. There will be a collection box in the lobby for non-perishable food items and pet foods. Thank you in advance to our wonderful clients for helping out this holiday season and making a difference!
Why should I support the Capital Area Food Bank?
In a nation as rich as ours, it is inconceivable that anyone should go hungry. In what is sometimes referred to as “the world’s capital city,” one in two children under age 18 is at risk of hunger. The childhood poverty rate in Washington, D.C. is the highest in the nation. The working poor are the backbone of many businesses and significantly contribute to the productivity and prosperity of the National Capital region. They live in households where typically at least one adult works, but struggles to pay for rent, utilities, health care and food. However, many of these Americans go home after a long, hard day of work and often find themselves unable to meet the most basic needs of their families. In the Washington Metro area nearly 60 percent of households receiving emergency food supplies have at least one adult family member who works. By giving to the Capital Area Food Bank you are helping the area’s most needy children, families and seniors with a basic human need – food. Your donation will support our efforts to alleviate hunger in the Washington Metro area.
The Herndon Animal Medical Center is located at 720 Jackson St.. off Elden Street in Herndon and is behind the Jiffy Lube.