Over 3,000 pounds of supplies donated & dispersed throughout Lane County for community members
Eugene, OR – (April 9, 2020) –During times of crisis, like the one the world is now facing, Greenhill Humane Society, the Humane Society of the United States and FOOD for Lane County are the first responders for animals and people in need throughout Lane County. Greenhill Humane Society has received a generous grant from the Humane Society of the United States to purchase pet food and supplies for its community pet food and supply bank. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, the shelter has seen an increased need to support families with pets. Greenhill is working with FOOD for Lane Country to distribute the food and supplies to food pantries throughout Lane County where it is needed most. On Thursday, April 9 at 11 a.m. Greenhill Humane Society will be dropping off over 3,000 pounds of pet food at FOOD for Lane County at 2345 W Broadway, Eugene, OR 97402.
“The animals need our help more than ever now,” says Greenhill’s Executive Director, Cary Lieberman. “As our community continues to deal with the impacts of COVID-19, the staff at Greenhill remain committed to ensuring that the animals in our shelter and in the community have no gap in care. Partnering with the Humane Society of the United States and FOOD for Lane County ensures we can help more people and animals in our area.”
“The bond people have with their pets is more important now than ever,” said Kelly Peterson, Oregon state director for the Humane Society of the United States. “That’s why we’re happy to support the efforts of Greenhill Humane Society: to ensure that entire families can stay together, rather than risk their pet being separated or surrendered during this unimaginable crisis.”
Community members who need extra support to feed or care for their pet can find the supplies at Greenhill Humane Society or a local FOOD for Lane County Pantry. To find the nearest food pantry, visit www.foodforlanecounty.org.
Donors who would like to donate to Greenhill’s pet food bank can drop donations off at Greenhill during regular business hours of 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monetary donations are appreciated which can be made online or by calling the shelter at 541-689-1503. Or purchase an item from Greenhill’s Amazon Wish list that can be delivered to the shelter.
For more information on Greenhill Humane Society or the community pet food bank, visit www.green-hill.org.
About Greenhill Humane Society
Greenhill Humane Society has been caring for animals in Lane County since 1944. It is a private, non-profit organization that relies on charitable donations. Greenhill is located at 88530 Green Hill Road in Eugene. We envision a community in which all companion animals have loving homes and are treated with compassion and respect. To learn more visit www.green-hill.org.
About The Humane Society of the United States
Founded in 1954, the Humane Society of the United States and its affiliates around the globe fight the big fights to end suffering for all animals. Together with millions of supporters, the HSUS takes on puppy mills, factory farms, trophy hunts, animal testing and other cruel industries, and together with its affiliates, rescues and provides direct care for over 100,000 animals every year. The HSUS works on reforming corporate policy, improving and enforcing laws and elevating public awareness on animal issues. More at humanesociety.org.
About FOOD For Lane County
FOOD for Lane County is a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit food bank dedicated to reducing hunger by engaging our community to create access to food. We accomplish this by soliciting, collecting, rescuing, growing, preparing and packaging food for distribution through a network of more than 157 partner agencies and distribution sites; through public awareness, education and community advocacy; and through programs designed to improve the ability of low-income individuals to maintain an adequate supply of wholesome, nutritious food. We serve a diverse population of people living on limited incomes, including children, families, seniors and single adults. FOOD for Lane County is a member of the Oregon Food Bank Statewide Network, partners with United Way of Lane County and is a distribution partner of Feeding America.