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Aging Services to begin delivering food for pets of Meals on Wheels customers

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Aging Services to begin delivering food for pets of Meals on Wheels customers William R. Toler - Richmond Observer

ROCKINGHAM — One local government agency is trying to help elderly residents feed their pets.

Richmond County Aging Services announced its Meals on Wheels for Pets program on Facebook Thursday afternoon.

“Meal recipients will be able to receive quality food for their pets, at no charge, along with their own meal delivery,” reads the post.

The agency is collecting unexpired dog and cat food and treats, as well as cat litter, at the Rockingham Senior Center, located at 225 S. Lawrence St. and will be collecting Saturday at Christmas on the Square. The designated drop-off bin will be near the stage.

“Pets can help reduce stress, lower blood pressure and increase social interaction and physical among the elderly,” a flyer with the post reads. “They also provide an outstanding effect on symptoms of depression and feelings of loneliness.”

If you are a meal recipient interested in pet food, call the agency at 910-410-1133 to sign up. Volunteer drivers are encouraged to share the information on their respective routes.