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Support Furry Friends Through PETCO's Food Drive

This week's Poway Gives Back includes two different food drives and an ice rink.

Support Furry Friends Through PETCO's Food Drive

FOOD FOR FOUR-LEGGED KIDS

PETCO Foundation is helping to make the season bright for your four-legged kids as well. Its chain of stores are participating in the National Pet Food Drive from now until Sunday. Help pet parents in need by donating un-opened cans and bags of pet food or litter, which can be brought to the store’s collection bins. Hill’s Science Diet will match, pound for pound, all dog and cat food donated, up to 100,000 pounds. Drop off some food at the local  or for more information about the PETCO Foundation, visit its  website

VFW FOOD FOR SOLDIERS

The Post 7907, is collecting food donations for three active duty soldiers and their families. This has become an annual tradition. They need nonperishable food items, which will be presented to the families in baskets for the holidays. Find contact information for the post on its website

Meanwhile, Veterans Day is Friday. VFW post 7907 is joining with the Fleet Reserve Association Branch 70 and the American Legion Post 479 to host a tribute at the (next to ), at 11 a.m. The tribute will include the firing of a Civil War replica cannon, local scouts helping to present the colors, chaplains from the veterans groups offering prayers and more.

GIVE BACK WITH TIME

Have free time on your hands? The city of Poway can use your help. Volunteer opportunities range from positions at , office assistance at , or help at and at . For more information, visit the city's website.  

ICE RINK SPONSORS NEEDED

As you have probably heard, the city of Poway is putting up an outdoor ice skating rink in , which is scheduled to be open to skaters Dec. 16-19. The rink will be part of “Winter Fest”, being run by the city and including arts and crafts, a one-day snow hill, musical entertainment and other family-friendly activities. While the city council has voted to spend $30,000 in general funds to pay for the plastic-coated rink, skate rentals and other related expenses, council members are soliciting sponsorships from the community to help underwrite the costs. Get information on how to become a sponsor by contacting Greg Sundberg at (858) 668-4676 

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