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Bangor Police and the Eastern Area Agency on Aging host food drive for pets

Today at Shaw's in Bangor, the two groups collected pet food that will be donated to the Furry Friends Food Bank, which assists low income seniors with pet food.

BANGOR, Maine — With Thanksgiving right around the corner, food pantry's around the state have received hundreds of pounds of food in donations.

Today in Bangor, this food drive focused on the critters that hang-out under the table during dinner.

Kelly Adams, the Supplemental Food Program Manager of Eastern Area Agency on Aging, ran today's food drive.

“The furry friends food bank is designed for seniors and their pets to stay together. It's very important that we have local food drives like this to help keep seniors and their pets together," Adams said.

Assisting low income seniors with pet food to help them keep their pets. That's the goal of the Furry Friends Food Bank. The food bank is the only division of the EAAA that depends solely on community donation.

The Bangor Police Department did its part to help.

“Any opportunity to give back to the community, we are more than willing to take a part in," Elizabeth Brunton, the departments Community Resource Officer said.

This event helping all members of the community, especially those with four legs.

“To realize those less fortunate than we are, but also realize that those folks have critters too, and they need help sometimes," Brunton added.

More than 400 seniors over four counties in central and eastern Maine are helped through this program. Each senior overwhelmed by the help from the community.

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“They’re so grateful. Its an amazing program and everyone is so grateful when they’re receiving their pet food," Brunton added.

If you didn't have the chance to donate pet food at Shaw's today, the Furry Friends Food Bank is always looking for wet food, dry food, and cat liter donations.

Eastern Area Agency on Aging is dedicated to preserving the special bond between seniors and their pets by providing pre-packaged standardized bags of pet food and basic pet care supplies to low-income seniors on a monthly basis through our Furry Friends Food Bank (FFFB). Pets give seniors a sense of purpose by providing comfort day ...

The Bangor Humane Society was also part of the food drive, helping promote dogs and cats that are up for adoption looking for a good home.

The Bangor Area's Trusted Resource for Matching People and Pets Since 1869 The Bangor Humane Society is a nonprofit organization serving over 200 communities in northern and eastern Maine since 1869. We strive to facilitate the human-animal bond by re-homing and rehabilitating homeless pets with humans through pet adoption.

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