Friends of Indianapolis Dogs Outside, FIDO, says it's getting more calls than usual from people who need food for their pets.
Executive Director Darcie Kurtz says many people are under financial strain during the COVID 19 pandemic and can't afford it.
“We have a helpline, and I would say two-thirds of the calls on the hotline are for pet food," says Kurtz.
The nonprofit will host a drive-thru pet food pantry for low income families Saturday, May 2. It will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1505 N. Sherman Dr.
Pre-bagged, dry dog and cat food will be available. Customers remain in their car; volunteers will load in food.
Clients should attend the same time interval they were given for April. If they are unaware of the time interval or unable to make it during that time, they can come any time between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. New clients are welcome.
The pet food drive-thru expects to serve up to 500 families on Saturday.
More information is available on the organization's website -- https://www.fidoindy.org/