Family Focus: Summer food drive coming up Wednesday

by: Natalie Pasquarella Updated:


CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Channel 9’s summer food drive is coming up Wednesday.

However, in addition to collecting food for people, the food drive is also collecting food for pets.

So many families are still struggling just to feed themselves that feeding their pets is nearly impossible.

It’s a problem that employees at Second Harvest Food Bank hear all the time.

“We’ve had the dog for 10 years, but I’m trying to figure out how to pay bills and I can’t afford to feed the dog. If it comes down to feeding the kids or the dog, you know I have to make that call,” said one person at the food bank.

But people can help.

The Channel 9 summer food drive is collecting non-perishable food for both people and pets.

It’s starts Wednesday at 10 a.m. and will run until 7 p.m. at the WSOC-TV studios at 1901 North Tryon St.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Animal Care and Control is offering $10 microchipping for pets between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. with any pet food donation.