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Local businessman starts food bank to help animals

Scott Morgan noticed a need from animal rescue organizations and pet owners for more food during these tough economic times, and has started a nonprofit food bank to assist them, the Winston-Salem Journal reports.

Morgan works for a company that makes natural pet food, so he already has some experience in the pet industry. He has also volunteered at animal rescue groups, which showed him firsthand what some of these dogs and cats have been through.

His Share the Love Pet Food Bank currently distributes between 1,000 and 3,000 pounds of pet food a month to 22 organizations throughout North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. His knowledge of the pet food industry is what inspired him to take on this cause.

"I have a vision of being exactly what Second Harvest is for humans for pets," he told the news source.

He has seen firsthand the amount of usable food tossed in dumpsters, and is now taking donations to help alleviate the strain many animal rescue organizations and shelters are experiencing. He hopes to take his mission nationwide and help animals across the country.

According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA), American spent over $17 billion on pet food in 2009.ADNFCR-2796-ID-19908226-ADNFCR
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