With families in Alice dealing with the tough economy, 7-year-old Moose Salinas decided he needed to help his community by collecting food - animal food.

Salinas and his brother, 12-year-old William Kuhlman were distributing boxes Tuesday in order to collect animal food.

According to the boys mom, Salinas decided that he wanted to help feed local animals considering how many families are having difficulty feeding themselves. 

Salinas and Kuhlman are the two newest members of Neighbors Offering Animals Hope (NOAH). They have had a life-long love for animals.

The boys will be collecting pet food and supplies for the Alice Food Pantry from Jan. 9 through 13. According to the boys mom, Salinas decided to bless the food pantry with the food so that Alice families and their pets have access to the food.

Foods that are in need are dry and canned dog food, dry and canned cat food, kitten, puppy and senior food, dog treats and cat litter to name a few.

All other supplies such as blankets, leashes and toys, are appreciated.

Drop off locations include Jim Wells County Sheriff's Office, Alice Fire and Police Departments, Bordeaux Apartments, Hillcrest Elementary, Alice High School, Alice Christian School, Good Foundation Daycare, William Adams Middle School, Dubose Elementary, Mary R. Garcia Elementary and St. Joseph Catholic School.