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Meals On Wheels of Denton County volunteers discovered that some of their clients were unable to feed their pets, so they decided to partner with the community to do something about it.

The Senior Services Alliance group of the Lewisville Chamber of Commerce and local business owners have teamed up with Meals On Wheels to provide pet food for the homebound seniors’ four-legged companions. 

“Several years ago, we found that many of our clients were feeding their one meal a day to their pets,” said Kendra Wagner, Community Outreach Director for Meals On Wheels.

“Since many of our clients are homebound and cannot make a trip to the store, we started a program called Senior Paws to fill that need.”

Due to the growing needs of seniors, Meals On Wheels is in need of pet food donations.  Each month, Meals On Wheels delivers over a thousand pounds of dog and cat food to feed their client’s pets. 

Even a fifth grader understands the need for helping to feed the hungry pets of homebound seniors.

Tiffany Stafford, owner of Blissful Bark Dog Wash in Flower Mound, shared one story about a local fifth grader and her quest to help. 

Brittney Warner loves animals and said it was put on her heart to help the pets in need.  She raised $44 at her school to purchase as much pet food as she could.  The pet food, along with a letter, was left at one of the drop off spots provided by local businesses.

If you would like to drop off pet food to help meet this need in the community, there are several drop off spots throughout the area:  First Choice Power, 1081 West Main Street, Suite 100, in Lewisville, Green Meadows Landscaping, 724 Holford’s Prairie Road east of I-35E in Lewisville, Looking Good Events in Highland Village (call Tamara Lisby for drop off spot: 972-317-2042).

If you would like to donate to Meals On Wheels for either the homebound seniors or their pets. Please go to www.MOWDC.org or call 940-382-2224.

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