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« on: December 17, 2009, 08:16:31 PM »

Canada-Ontario-Grey-Bruce area-

http://www.loveusforlife.com/Grey%20Bruce%20Map.htm

Love Us For Life
info@loveusforlife.com

http://www.loveusforlife.com/

http://www.loveusforlife.com/pet_food_bank.htm

Many needy families in our community are pet owners who love their pets but are having difficult time providing food for both their families and their animals. This new program reduces the risk of families being forced to give up their beloved pets because they can’t afford to feed them.

People experiencing economic difficulties, especially those with no close family, are particularly in need of their pet’s unconditional love and companionship.

This program relies SOLELY on donations from our generous community.


To make a donation:

All types of pet foods are needed. Dog, cat, puppy, and kitten. Dry and canned foods are needed. We will be distributing this food back to the public, so we can not accept opened food containers. Below is a list of items needed in order to help as many families as possible:

coupons for or samples of dog food, cat food, and litter
small to large bags of dry cat food unopened
small to large bags of dry dog food unopened
small to large cans of wet dog food unopened
small to large cans of wet cat food unopened
small to large bags or containers of cat litter unopened
NEW & USED pet supplies such as pet beds, carriers, crates, collars, leashes, etc to recycle back into the community
 
Please contact us
info@loveusforlife.com for more information on how to donate items or volunteer, so we may help as many people keep their pets as possible.
 
If  you would like to make a monetary donation or if your are a business that would like to donate or become involved as a drop off point please contact us.
info@loveusforlife.com

Need Assistance?

If you are in need of food for your pets, we ask that you contact us
info@loveusforlife.com to sign up on our temporary help list. Once we receive your email we will send you an application so we can determine if you're eligible for assistance.

The availabilty of pet food supplies will depend on the amount of donations we receive.
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« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2009, 08:17:51 PM »

Canada-Grimsby-Ontario-

http://www.niagarathisweek.com/news/article/229434--local-vet-clinic-hosts-pet-food-drive-for-gbf-community-care

Niagara This Week December 8, 2009

Local vet clinic hosts pet food drive for GBF, Community Care

"An extra can of tuna is taken from the food bank shelves so that fluffy can eat too. A can of meat is taken for Rover.

"It’s something Cheryl Scott at Community Care of West Niagara is seeing more often.

"“It’s sad because for families or seniors, these animals are so important to them,” said Scott, manager of the Beamsville-based food bank. “We have seen where someone will come in and take an extra can of tuna for their pet and we know that without that, they’d probably have to give up their pet.”

"Scott said the food bank has never focused on pet needs but noted “it’s something we need to be more aware of.”

"After speaking with someone at the Lincoln County, veterinarian Dalia Gough learned the Lincoln County Humane Society had seen a 15 per cent increase in surrendered pets over the past year.

"Gough, a veterinarian at Grimsby Animal Hospital, wasn’t sure if the local food banks could benefit from pet food donations, but wanted to help out during the holidays.

“"As the holiday season approaches, we are reminded of those less fortunate or those going through a tough time,” said Gough. “Here at the Grimsby Animal Hospital we think of the pets belonging to these families and we would like to do what we can to help keep these pet with their families and not surrendered to the SPCA.”

"So the Grimsby veterinarian clinic is inviting the community to drop off donations of cat and dog food, kitty litter, treats, toys and beds.

“"We thought we would aim our efforts toward a pet food drive,” said Gough. “We call it ‘Fill My Tummy’ and are hoping to donate plenty of food, toys, treats, leashes, collars and kitty litter to our local food banks.”

"The clinic will split its donations between Community Care and the Grimsby Benevolent Fund.

"The Grimsby Animal Hospital is located at 272 Main St. E., Grimsby and is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon."


http://niagara.cioc.ca/record/NIA1175

Community Care of West Niagara
4309 Central Ave
Beamsville, ON L0R 1B0

Food Bank: Mon-Thu 9-3 Fri 9-12; 
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« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2009, 08:18:27 PM »

Canada-Winnipeg, Brandon, Selkirk, Stonewall-Manitoba-

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/columnists/helping-the-less-fur-tunate-78751657.html

Winnipeg Free Presss December 8, 2009

"Few of us consider that when we drop off toys or place our donations into bins or drop off toys, that the recipient families not only struggle to feed themselves but their cats and dogs as well. Many of you have told me that you'd rather give up your home than relinquish your pet. What if you've already had to do this? What if your family and your pet is all that you have?

"This is the reason the Manitoba Veterinarian Medical Association asks Manitobans to remember the fuzzy member of the family this year. They've partnered with Winnipeg's Christmas Cheer Board and Brandon's Christmas Cheer Registry to assist those in need who happen to have a cat or dog. This new initiative is called "This Season is Fur Everyone."

""This is the first time veterinarians have come together in Manitoba to offer a program like this," says veterinarian Dr. Leeanne Bargen.

"Many Winnipeg and Brandon clinics have stepped forward to serve as drop-off locations for cat and dog food (Selkirk and Stonewall each have a location available, too). Donations will be delivered to the cities' central locations. Those in need can pick up family and pet food at the same time.

"Last year, the Christmas Cheer Board assisted 48,564 people, 20,000 of whom were children. Because "This Season is Fur Everyone" is a new program, Bargen admits that it's not known the exact number of families the MVMA expects to assist. But the organization hopes that they'll "be able to ease the holidays for some families."

"Those interested in taking part in this program are invited to drop off unopened tins or dry cat and dog food at participating veterinary clinics. The MVMA wants to stress that only food should be given.

""Because the Christmas Cheer Board is generously helping us administer this program, we ask that other pet supplies not be donated," says Bargen.

"But finding a participating veterinary clinic shouldn't be difficult. Of those clinics willing to help, there are 17 in Winnipeg alone. You'll likely find one on your drive home from work.

"To confirm clinic hours or find participating locations, visit www.mvma.ca and click on the "This Season is Fur Everyone" logo. Donations will be accepted until the end of December."


http://www.mvma.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=43&Itemid=3

Participating veterinary hospitals and clinics at link.
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« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2009, 08:19:47 PM »

Canada-British Columbia-Vancouver, Kelowna, Prince George-

http://www.theprovince.com/life/Food+banks+thankful+Save+Foods+help/2318476/story.html

The Province.com December 9, 2009

"Save-On-Foods made a special delivery Tuesday to the Greater Vancouver food bank of one truck full of canned goods, cereals, pastas, snacks, paper products, pet food, diapers and baby food.

"Three other trucks will deliver a similar load today to the food banks in Duncan, Kelowna and Prince George."

http://www.foodbank.bc.ca/main/?contact

The Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society
1150 Raymur Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V6A 3T2                                                         
Tel:  604-876-3601
Fax: 604-876-7323

Office Hours:  8:30 am - 4 pm


http://www.foodbank.bc.ca/main/?receivingFood

The Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society provides supplementary food to thousands of recipients each week by way of 15 depots located throughout Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster and the North Shore.  The majority of the depot sites are donated facilities managed by hundreds of generous, dedicated volunteers.

There are no requirements to access one of the depots except that all recipients must bring a piece of ID for themselves and any immediate family members for whom they are picking up food.

Contact the GVFBS office at 604-876-3601 to find out the location of the food bank depot nearest to you.



http://foodbankscanada.ca/members_directory.cfm?search_name=BC

Salvation Army Family Services
777 Ospika Blvd S
Prince George, BC V2M 3R5
T:  250-564-4000   
F:  250-564-4021

Email:  salarmy1@telus.net
Website:  http://www.tsainpg.com

Kelowna Community Food Bank Society
1265 Ellis Street
Kelowna, BC V1Y 1Z7
T:  250-763-7161   
F:  250-763-9116

Email:  info@kcfb.ca
Website:  http://www.kelownafoodbank.com

Information on how to qualify for the Prince George and Kelowna Food Banks are at their websites.

http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/20091208999919608/local/news/huge-gift-for-the-less-fortunate.html

Prince George Citizen December 8, 2009

"The Salvation Army in Prince George will receive one huge Christmas gift from Save On Foods in Vancouver.

"Today the Save-On-Foods is sending up a semi-trailer chucked full of groceries for Salvation Army Food Banks in northern B.C.

"The 25,000-pound donation will include canned goods, cereals, pastas, snacks, paper products, pet food,
diapers and baby food.

"Prince George is among four areas receiving semi-trailers full of goods. The others are Greater Vancouver, North Cowichan and Kelowna.

"The truck was scheduled to arrive early afternoon Tuesday and unload the hundreds of bags and boxes at the Salvation Army's Parkhill Centre store."


Note: I can't locate a North Cowichan Food Bank on the official BC Food Bank list, but there is one listed in the Cowichan Valley in Duncan:

http://foodbankscanada.ca/members_directory.cfm?search_name=BC

Cowichan Valley Basket Society
5810 Garden Street
Duncan, BC V9L 3V9
T:  250-746-1566   
F:  250-746-1566
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« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2009, 08:21:40 PM »

Canada-Vancouver-British Columbia-

http://pettale.com/Home/ContactUs/tabid/82/Default.aspx

http://pettale.com/Home/AboutUs/tabid/83/Default.aspx

Crescendo/Pet Tale
123 ABC Street
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
604-288-6622 
Toll Free at 1-866-437-1268
Fax  604-608-9186

info@pettale.com

http://pettale.com/Home/MissionStatement/tabid/81/Default.aspx

The Society would like to be play a part in helping to reduce the number of dogs and cats that are abused, abandoned and euthanized and to be involved in working with other organizations achieve the same in any way we can.   

The Society would like to provide pet owners with some form of financial support to off-set the costs of owning and providing a caring home for their pet(s), particularly dogs and cats.
 

http://pettale.com/Home/OurGoals/tabid/74/Default.aspx

We strongly believe that we can reduce the number of abandoned pets if we can provide both financial and care support to existing and potential pet owners.  More specifically, we want to focus on helping pet owners provide a caring and loving environment for cats and dogs.  We aim to take a proactive approach with the people we want to help.  Our approach will require our pet owner members to give us a chance to place the pets they no longer have the ability to care for with other families that want a pet but cannot afford one. 

Our initial focus will be a web portal, www.pettale.com, which provides the opportunity for the Society to launch its financial initiative.  The financial initiative will consist of two components: "a food bank for pets" and "a cash voucher program".  Our primary focus is to set up a food bank for pets. The food bank is designed to help those families who would like to keep their pets but finding it challenging in providing the basic needs for their pets. The food bank acts as a bridge for those families that are experiencing a temporary financial set back until they are able to get back on their feet. Along with the pet food bank, we would create a cash voucher program to help member pet owners to reduce the monthly expenditures for their pets so they can afford to keep their pets rather than having to give them up for adoption or to the SPCA.

http://pettale.com/Programs/FoodBankforPets/tabid/87/Default.aspx

Food Bank for Pets   
 
In order to receive financial assistance through Crescendo, each recipient must agree to sign a non-abandonment agreement and must meet certain qualifications.  Click here for the non-abandonment agreement.

Additional Assistance:  For families that need additional financial assistance please call 604-288-6622 and leave a message. We will need to know your pet's food requirements and your contact numbers. Please speak slowly and clearly so we can record your information.  Depending on inventory - the intent is to have pet food available for pickup on either a bi-weekly or monthly basis.

Proposed Pickup Locations:  1. New Westminster,  2. Richmond,  3. North Vancouver

Food Donation Drop Off:  Donations can be dropped to any of our lower mainland locations or at the following local stores.   Please click here.   Crescendo can also schedule to pick up your generous donations on a monthly basis. Please click here for your local _____ pick up time.

Basic Requirements:  Each recipient must fill out a Pet Food Assistance Application. Please email or fax your application 1 week prior to picking up the pet food. Please bring a valid BC Driver's License or any other government issued identification card at the time of pickup. Please contact us if you have any questions. (Note-application link is not working-contact them for more information.)

Each recipient must also:

agree to sign a non-abandonment agreement;
acknowledge that the pets are for companionship and not for breeding or any illegal activity;
agree to maintain a clean and healthy living environment for their pets. This includes daily clean and fresh water and includes the not confining the dog on a 24/7 basis. Again - regular exercise will ensure you have a healthy dog;
agree to give back to Crescendo/Pet Tale through volunteering;
agree to spray or neuter their pets.
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« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2009, 08:22:52 PM »

Canada-Richmond-British Columbia-

http://www.richmondfoodbank.org/donations.shtml

The Richmond Food Bank Society
100 - 5800 Cedarbridge Way
Richmond, BC V6X 2A7
604.271.5609

info@richmondfoodbank.org

http://www.richmondfoodbank.org/getting_help.shtml

We have two outlets and food may be collected at either one once a week. Please bring personal ID for each member of the household and a recently dated proof of residence.

Our Daniels Road outlet has ample parking for those who must travel by car whereas Cedarbridge is more central and better for people using public transit. Both outlets are wheelchair accessible. We are closed on public holidays.

Downtown location:

100 - 5800 Cedarbridge, near Elmbridge and Minoru (map)
V6X 2A7

Distribution is from 11 AM to 1 PM on Wednesday and Thursday and from 6 PM to 7 PM on the third Wednesday of the month.

Other arrangements may be made for people with special needs to receive food.  Please call for more information.

Daniels Road outlet:

Peace Mennonite Church gymnasium
11571 Daniels Road, off No 5 Road between Bridgeport and Cambie. Distribution is from 1 PM to 2 PM on Tuesday.


http://www.richmondfoodbank.org/donations.shtml

Our most needed items are:

pet food
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« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2009, 08:24:01 PM »

Canada-Ontario-Ottawa-

http://www.petsofhomeless.org/members.htm#Listed

Ottawa Mission
35 Waller St.
Ottawa, Ontario
(613) 234-1144

If you need pet food go to these organizations and ask.
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« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2009, 08:24:42 PM »

Canada-Ontario-Ottawa-

http://www.petsofhomeless.org/members.htm#Listed

The Shepherds of Good Hope
233 Murray St.
Ottawa, Ontario
(613) 789-8210

If you need pet food go to these organizations and ask.

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« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2009, 08:25:28 PM »

Canada-Ontario-Ottawa-

http://www.petsofhomeless.org/members.htm#Listed

Ottawa Food Bank
1317B Michael St.
Ottawa, Ontario
(613) 745-7001

If you need pet food go to these organizations and ask.

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« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2009, 08:26:59 PM »

Canada-Hamilton-Ontario-

http://www.n2ncentre.com/food_bank_hamilton.php

Neighbour to Neighbour Centre
28 Athens Street
Hamilton, ON L9C 3K9
(905) 574-1334

admin@neighbourtoneighbourcentre.com

Our Foodbank provides emergency food once a month for an average of 1,000 families on Hamilton Mountain and surrounding areas who have exhausted their resources.

Neighbour to Neighbour Centre in Partnership with the Hamilton Burlington S.P.C.A , and IAMS Pet food, supplies pet food through Animeals Pet Food Program.

Hours of operation: 9:30 A.M. - 12:15 P.M. 1:00 P.M. - 3:15 P.M. Monday - Thursday
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« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2009, 08:28:05 PM »

http://www.nantonnews.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1503534

Nanton News April 1, 2009

Nanton, Alberta, Canada-

More Nantonites using food bank

"Lynne Maynard, organizer of the Nanton Food Bank, said since last fall she has seen a steady increase in individuals and families requiring the charity’s services. The people accessing the food bank, Maynard explained, are coming as a result of several factors — there are those who have been laid off, some who can’t hold down a job while others simply don’t have good money managing skills. During these difficult economic times Maynard said she is often required to act as a counsellor to those going through a rough patch.

"The food bank also collects dog and cat food, something Maynard said is important for people to remember when they are giving.

“When a family is in trouble the last thing that is wanted is to be separated from a pet because it’s a part of the family. (Otherwise it) ends up eating table scraps which isn’t healthy for a pet,” she said.

Right now Maynard said the food bank, which is overseen by the Nanton Ministerial Association, has a good stockpile of food and enough money to continue helping people until fall. Regardless, donations are always welcome and can be dropped off at the food hamper at IGA year round or people can contact Maynard at (403) 646-0073."
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« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2009, 08:32:16 PM »

    They don't advertise it, but:

  • Winnipeg Harvest, Winnipeg Manitoba Canada has pet food for those who qualify to use this food bank.

  • Winnipeg Humane Society (WHS) also helps low income persons with pet food provisions.

Other low income programs from WHS:

  • 20/20/20 spay and neuter program where everyone (city, shelter, caregiver) all pay $20 to spay/neuter cats.

  • SNAP: low cost spay and neuter for those outside the city of Winnipeg

  • Community Partnerships: Partners with community organizations to help assist homeless and street entrenched youth get medical care and spay and neuter services for their animals.
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« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2009, 08:33:43 PM »

http://www.vancouversun.com/Life/helping+hand+struggling+owners/1269284/story.html

Vancouver Sun--Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada--

Charlie's Food Bank: This weekly food bank for pets takes place at Mission Possible, 543 Powell St., every Thursday. The food is donated and the program is run by volunteers, many of whom are SPCA staff on their day off. About 100 local pet owners are given food for their pets each week.[/b]

http://www2.vpl.vancouver.bc.ca/DBs/RedBook/orgPgs/4/4760.html

BCSPCA Charlie's Food Bank
543 Powell Street
Vancouver, BC
V6A 1G8
 
A specially marked van provides pet food for low-income people with pets, 10 am to 12 noon Thursdays.


Free veterinary clinic: The SPCA also runs a monthly free vet clinic at the same location. Local veterinarians and SPCA volunteers donate their time primarily for preventive care (examinations and nail clippings, etc.). Animals requiring more extensive care are referred to the BC SPCA's Vancouver Animal Hospital.

Note: according to Mission Possible, the organization hosting Charlie's Food Bank and the Free Veterinary Clinic, the clinic is also offered every Thursday, beginning at 10 AM.

http://www.mission-possible.ca/MP_WeeklyServices.pdf

Mission Possible Weekly schedule link.

Low-income subsidies: Through a special fund, the SPCA Hospital in Vancouver has limited resources available to help low-income pet owners care for their animals. When people donate to the Galem account (named in memory of a dog whose $600 vet bill was paid by a complete stranger), the money is used to help these less fortunate families meet the medical needs of their animals.
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« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2009, 07:10:28 PM »

Canada-Ontario-Kitchener-Waterloo-

http://www.kwhumane.com/index.php/contact-us

Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society
250 Riverbend Drive
Kitchener, Ontario
N2B 2E9

Phone: (519)745-5615
Fax: (519) 745-3224


http://www.kwhumane.com/index.php/about/news/174-the-kitchener-waterloo-humane-society-launches-a-food-assistance-program-for-pets

The Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society (KWHS) is proud to be working with Meals on Wheels Community Support Connections and Iams to launch a new program called ‘AniMeals'. This is a pet-food-on-wheels program that provides regular meals, free of charge for the dogs and cats of homebound elderly and disabled people.

Our Centre is proud to be working with Meals on Wheels on this very important venture.

For more information please contact Gail Blanchard-Arsenault, Volunteer Coordinator at (519) 745-5615.
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« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2009, 07:21:33 PM »

Canada-Ontario-Kitchener-Waterloo-

http://www.thefoodbank.ca/mail_fax_phone.shtml

The Food Bank of Waterloo Region
50 Alpine Court
Kitchener, ON N2E 2M7
Tel: 519.743.5576
Fax: 519.743.8965

info@thefoodbank.ca

http://www.thefoodbank.ca/member_agencies.shtml

If you are in need of food please contact The Food Bank at 519-743-5576 to be connected with the most appropriate service.  The Food Bank of Waterloo Region serves as a warehouse and distribution centre for 71 different food programs in the region.  We do not provide direct service to the public. A list of our member agencies and programs with links to their websites (where available) is shown at the link above.

http://news.therecord.com/News/Local/article/646451

The Record December 18, 2009

"The Food Bank of Waterloo Region says there has been a 17 per cent increase in the number of households needing food assistance since March. Many families who cannot afford to put food on their own tables will still try to fill the dog’s dish.

“"People without pets may not understand how important the human-animal bond is, and in many cases their pet may be the only companionship that they have and the only family that they have,” said Dr. Marie Hardy of the Lexington Road Animal Hospital.

"For three years, the animal hospital in Waterloo has organized a pet food drive in December. The first year they collected 90 kilograms (200 pounds) of pet food. This year, they are already halfway to their highest total ever, 636 kg (1,400 pounds) donated in 2008.

“"I’m really happy,” said Hardy. “I want to educate people that there is a need for pet-food donations all year round.”


"The pet food drive is looking for small bags or cans of adult dog and cat food that has not reached the expiry date. The campaign is not collecting toys.

"Donations can be made to the Food Bank of Waterloo Region on Alpine Court in Kitchener. Donations can also be dropped off at participating veterinary clinics."
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