CrossRoads' Lead Pastor says...
Lead Pastor of CrossRoads Church Eric Lohe says Free Pet Food Saturday is designed help pets and their owners.
“While we love pets, this is really an effort to care for the owners of those pets,” Lohe says. “From some local health professionals, we learned that there are people in our community who, when resources are tight, opt to pay for food and care for their pets rather than for prescription medications for themselves.”
In conjunction with the Good Samaritan Network of Hamilton County, the church gives away free dog and cat food.
“CrossRoads will be an outlet for Northern Hamilton County,” Lohe says. “We want this to be an initiative to help people care for themselves and their pets.”
Lohe believes that a single person with a pet regards them as their sole companion and that those owners will do anything to care for their pets.
"If we have learned anything from the pandemic it is that in times of stress and uncertainty our pets are integral in the mental health of our local neighbors," says Lohe.