Donations Stay Local to Marshfield Area Pet Shelter
Since 2008, Festival Foods’ ‘Paw Away Hunger’ program has provided valuable assistance to non-profit animal shelters like Marshfield Area Pet Shelter (MAPS). Shoppers donate by purchasing $5 and $10 donation cards in the pet and canned vegetables aisles and at each front end register, and all donations stay in the communities where they are collected.
“Helping out the pet shelter is something near and dear to all our hearts here at Festival,” said Marty Chy, Marshfield store director. “It’s important to our associates and also to our guests. We are happy to help the shelter with the important work they do in our community.”
Last week, the store donated a truckload full of much-needed food and litter to the MAPS shelter, which is currently caring for dozens of stray cats and dogs.
“As a community-driven organization, we rely on help from others and we are always thankful and inspired when people care about the work we do for homeless animals,” said Karen Rau, MAPS Executive Director.
Rau added that the fundraiser is especially helpful because Festival Foods allows MAPS to ask for specific supplies based on current needs.
“Festival Foods’ generosity is another example of community support and for that we are eternally grateful to them and all their customers who support their Paw Away Hunger program,” she said.
Festival Foods supports 35 animal organizations in Wisconsin and donated $73,179.80 in 2019. 100 percent of donations stay local to the community where the donations were raised.
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