Rocky’s Ace Hardware Hosting Fourth Annual Holiday Pet Food Drive

Rocky’s Ace Hardware in Wellington has partnered with the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League as part of an animal shelter partnership program in which the chain’s 32 stores join with customers to help homeless and abandoned pets. The drive runs now through Dec. 23.

All 32 Rocky’s Ace Hardware stores are collecting food this holiday season for the forgotten and unfortunate animals in the community.

“The drive has become an annual tradition here at Rocky’s. It’s a fantastic opportunity for concerned individuals to help innocent animals without having to make a separate trip to their area animal shelter or humane society,” said Rocco Falcone, president and CEO, noting that 9 tons of food and supplies have been donated in the three drives so far.

Customers make donations of much-needed pet food and supplies at their local Rocky’s Ace Hardware store, in specially marked collection baskets.

The stores in turn take all donations to their locally chosen charity. Donations will be delivered directly to the shelter or humane society on or about Dec. 24.

Last year, the third annual pet food drive resulted in a new record collection of more than 8,000 pounds of food and many toys, pet beds and other needed accessories being donated to a long list of worthy humane societies and animal shelters.

“This year, our goal is to top that impressive total,” said Geoffrey Webb, director of marketing and advertising.

Besides pet food, shelters all welcome cleaning and other day-to-day necessities.

“For the convenience of our customers, we have posted a listing of frequently requested supplies at each of our locations,” Webb added.

The Wellington store is in the Wellington Marketplace at 13837 Wellington Trace. Learn more at