BY HAILEY MINTON
Street Dawg Crew of Utah is a nonprofit organization that helps get pet food to owners who are struggling. Especially during the pandemic, shelters were seeing a major uptick in animals being dumped. Pet food can be expensive, and volunteer, Trachell Hilton-King, has seen this type of relief make a difference in people’s lives. “Sometimes, people fall behind on bills, and this helps keep some of these animals with their owners. Being able to afford food or medical care for their animals can be the difference between someone keeping their pet and giving it up at a shelter.” This organization collects food that has been damaged or donated from distributors and gets the food to those in need. They give away mostly dog food but, on occasion, they have some cat food as well.
The organization does most of its work in Salt Lake, since that is where they are based; however, Trachell and her husband live in Kaysville, and they try to make it to Ogden once a month to give away food. “I try to give everyone 50 pounds of food, at least, but, sometimes, it can be 80 to 100 pounds of food.” They distribute the food at 25th Street and Grant, the park where the Ogden Amphitheater is located.
STAY UP TO DATE!
Trachell posts information about when they will be holding outreaches in Ogden on the “You Know You’re from Ogden” Facebook page. You can also follow them on social media @Street Dawg Crew of Utah for information.
VOLUNTEER! They are always looking for volunteers, and you can get information at their website http://www.streetdawgcrew.org/ to help. They can always use help bagging food, transporting it, and helping at outreaches.