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Second Harvest teams up with local organizations deliver food, pet supplies door-to-door

Posted at 7:09 PM, May 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-13 19:10:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — As we've seen so many times during this pandemic, community members are stepping up to make sure no one goes hungry.

On Wednesday, Second Harvest of the Big Bend teamed with Alley Cats Allies and the Tallahassee Housing Community to deliver food and pet supplies right to people's front doors.

The food was placed into boxes by members of the National Guard and then delivered to homes and apartments just off Orange Avenue in Tallahassee.

Alley Cat Allies member and volunteer Rick DuCharme says it's important for families and pets to stay together during this difficult time.

"The human-animal bond, there's such a strong bond between people and their dogs and cats, that if you break that bond it's horrible for the pet of course, but it's also horrible for the human," said DuCharme.

Alley Cat Allies donated about 10,000 pounds of dog and cat food to Second Harvest.

Second Harvest CEO Monique Ellsworth says the organization has been reaching out to specific communities who are need of drives like this one.

"Last week we were able to do some direct distributions in Providence neighborhood and into French Town," said Ellsworth. "And during that exploratory work we heard from Miss Williams about this community that was in need of extra food as well. Today we had the opportunity to do this very direct neighborhood specific work."

Vehicles with parents and kids also lined up for food and pet supplies.