FORT SMITH, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The River Valley Regional Food Bank donated 38,000 pounds of dog and cat food to pet rescues across Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley today.
“We all love pets. And so if you love your pet this is a good thing. The pet rescues work hard at what they do,” says Tracy Engel, Director of the River Valley Regional Food Bank. “They obviously love pets because a lot of them do it for free. And we just wanted to be able to help the community.”
The River Valley Food Bank held a public pet food distribution back in January and says it was one of the biggest it has ever hosted.
The food bank plans to host another distribution in the future if any pet food is left over after today.