Festival Foods Paw Away Hunger Program Gives Boost to MAPS

Festival Foods Paw Away Hunger donation. MAPS photo.

Marshfield, WI (OnFocus) Marshfield Area Pet Shelter received a much-needed boost of supplies this week thanks to Festival Foods’ Paw Away Hunger Program.

Shoppers donate toward the program by purchasing $5 and $10 donation cards available at the register to add to their shopping totals. Funds stay in the communities where they are collected. In 2019, $73,179.80 was donated at Festival Foods locations for animals.

“Festival Foods has been so generous to us over the years, allowing us to keep our supplies stocked and available for our animals,” said Karen Rau, MAPS Executive Director. “Especially during hard economic times, this donation means the world to us.”

MAPS is able to ask for certain supplies depending on its needs. “This time, we were able to stock up on more food to keep our community free pet food pantry stocked in addition to providing food for our own dogs and cats,” said Rau.

The free pet food pantry was organized in the front entryway of the shelter’s 210 W 29th Street location to help pet owners afford food for their furry charges while they face financial hardships during the coronavirus.

Donations of pet food toward the program as well as monetary donations are welcome during this time as Marshfield Area Pet Shelter adapts to COVID-19. For more information, visit MarshfieldPetShelter.org.

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Kaylin Speth is a Marshfield native with a bachelor's degree in English from UW-Green Bay. She enjoys highlighting the many great things happening in the community and bringing to life the untold stories. Email the team at [email protected]