Blazers partner with pet hospital to host annual pet food drive

From the press release:

The Portland Trail Blazers and Banfield, The Pet Hospital, are hosting their second annual pet food drive Saturday vs. the Minnesota Timberwolves. The first 500 fans to donate new, unopened pet food will receive a Blazers branded collapsible pet water dish and a discount to the Blazers’ fan shop.

The pet food drive supports Banfield, The Pet Hospital’s fourth annual Season of Suppers campaign, a national pet food drive that helps feed pets of homebound seniors. The Season of Suppers campaign began in 2005 after realizing that many homebound seniors were not getting the nutrition they needed because they were sharing their meals with their pets. The campaign runs Nov. 1 – Dec. 31, and is in partnership with the Meals On Wheels Association of America.

Trail Blazers fans gave generously during last season’s inaugural collection night, helping to make the campaign a success, as Banfield volunteers were able deliver a van full of pet food to AniMeals of Clackamas County.

Those unable to make a food donation at the game can drop off their contribution to any of Banfield’s 12 Portland-area locations through December 31. To find the location nearest you, visit


In 2006, Meals on Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) and Banfield, The Pet Hospital, the nation’s largest private veterinary practice, along with its charity, The Banfield Charitable Trust, partnered to launch a national Pet food drive called, “Seasons of Suppers, a Pet food drive for Pets in need.” Banfield hospitals across the nation collected Pet food at their locations and donated it to their local MOWAA program to feed Pets of senior citizens that receive meals. Proceeds will go to the national association’s “We All Love Our Pets” (WALOP) program that assists in establishing Pet food programs at Meals on Wheels locations nationally. WALOP was created after discovering that countless senior participants of Meals on Wheels were feeding their food to their Pets. While many Meals on Wheels programs have their own Pet food services, the Banfield/MOWAA partnership is the first initiative of its kind on a national level. Through this partnership, Banfield and MOWAA hope to make life better for seniors and Pets by continually providing them with healthy and nutritious food.

Founded in Portland, Ore., in 1955, Banfield has become the largest Pet general veterinary practice in the world, with more than 750 hospitals in neighborhoods across the United States. More than 2,000 veterinarians at Banfield are committed to giving Pets the highest quality of veterinary care. Banfield hospitals offer a full range of comprehensive medical services, computerized medical records, preventive care plans for Pet and extended operating hours. Banfield is the only veterinary practice in the world with an extensive quality assurance program. Banfield, The Pet Hospital helps extend the lives of millions of Pets each year through our Optimum Wellness Plans. For journalists seeking more information, please visit our press room at or contact our Media Hotline at 888-355-0595 (no sales calls, please).

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