2019 Rogers Scholar Barbara Mendez organized a pet food drive this summer for the Casey County nonprofit organization FURever Care Inc.

Mendez, a student at Casey County High School, set up a table outside of Save-A-Lot grocery store in Liberty on July 24 to collect donated dry food and canned food items for dogs and cats.

“Thank you to those who contributed to this community service project by donating food for the FURever Care organization,” Mendez said. “It meant a lot to me.”

The food items were donated, along with a financial contribution, to FURever Care.

“Your project enabled me to help our community through my FURever Care organization by providing food to animals in need,” said founder Linda Clark. “I will always be appreciative.”

Each graduate of The Center for Rural Development’s Rogers Scholars program is required to complete a community service project. For more information about Rogers Scholars, visit www.centeryouthprograms.com.