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« on: December 17, 2009, 10:26:29 AM »

Colorado-Douglas and Elbert Counties-

Douglas/Elbert Task Force Food Bank
404 A Jerry Street
Castle Rock, CO 80104
PH:  303-688-1114
FX: 303-688-3163

Client Service Hours
Mon-Fri 9am-12 noon

Food Bank Hours
Mon-Fri 9am-12 noon
Last food order
taken at 11:45 am

Clients may use the Food Bank every 30 days, and receive between 3.5 and 5 days worth of food (depending on Food Bank stock), three meals per day plus snacks, for each family member.

We often have pet food, laundry and other cleaning supplies, toothpaste and toothbrushes—please ask us if you have a special need!

We conduct two off-site Food Banks monthly at low-income senior housing units, providing approximately $75,000 of food/hygiene assistance per year to senior citizens in need.

Contact them for more information.
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« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2009, 10:27:51 AM »


Windsor Food Pantry
Faith United Church of Christ
1020 Walnut St
Windsor, CO 80550

My Windsor Now November 15, 2009

Saturday, Trevor and about 200 other boys and girls around Windsor were out at 8 a.m. collecting as much non-perishable foods as they could to help out the Windsor Food Pantry with “Scouting For Food,” a decades-long program that supplies most of the food the food bank gives out over the holiday season.

“I've been here 11 years, and I know they were doing this for a long time before I got here,” said Brenda Heckman, the food pantry director. “If I were their ages, I wouldn't want to get up early on a Saturday morning, but this is huge for us.”

The Windsor Food Pantry is a project of Faith United Church of Christ.

Last year, the drive that incorporates Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts and Brownies from across the Windsor/Severance area, collected enough food from Windsor residents to put together 369 boxes that fed 147 families.

The boxes contain everything from personal hygiene products and baking goods to canned or boxed food and pet food. In past years, other non-profits have donated turkeys, eggs and other perishable items to the pantry to include with the boxes just before Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2009, 10:29:19 AM »

Colorado-Grand County-

Sky-Hi Daily News November 5, 2009

Max's Full Belly Deli
(970) 531-9249

The organization founded last year relies on pet-food donations to supply to pet owners struggling from job lay-offs, cutbacks and other economic struggles.

“Food donations are way down and Max's needs some help in building the food supply back up before winter sets in,” Ahrens said.

Since the first bag of food was distributed on Jan. 1, more than 1,600 pounds of pet food has been distributed.

But the need continues.

In need of pet food or willing to donate? Kate Ahrens can be reached at (970) 531-9249.

Locations where people can drop off unopened cans or bags of pet food are:

Mountain Dawg Outfitters, Fraser

The Paw Paw Patch, Granby

Four Paws Resort, Granby

Defining Moments Photography, Granby

Circle D, Grand Lake

Joe's Auto, Hot Sulphur Springs
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« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2009, 10:30:57 AM »

Colorado-Teller County-

(page 4)

Pet Food Pantry for Teller County
T.U.R.T.L.E. Ministries
1217 Michael Lane
Woodland Park, CO 80863

Wolf Education-September 2009-

We are a non profit organization dedicated to keeping pets and their families together in these tough economic times.

We distribute supplies every Wednesday from 9 AM - Noon at the Woodland Park Church of the Nazarene, 750 Highway 67, Woodland Park, and on the fourth Monday of the month, at the Food Pantry in Divide.

We accept donations all types of pet food and supplies.  (Note--bales of hay and horse feed are most welcome as well as food for rabbits.)

To donate or receive pet food, call 719-687-1839. Springs July 9, 2009

"With a hand from family and friends, Sharkey founded The Ultimate Reality Truly Loves Everyone, or T.U.R.T.L.E. Ministries, a nonprofit that provides a weekly pet food pantry for Teller County residents.

""I wanted to start an outreach ministry, but I didn't have a focus. About four months ago, I noticed people were having a hard time hanging onto their animals because of the economy. The idea is that we can help people keep their animals at home to ease the burden at the shelters," she said.

"Every Wednesday morning for the past three weeks, Sharkey, her adult children and a friend, Debbie McDaniel, have given away pet food from a church parking lot in Woodland Park.

""It really fills a need - people get taken care of but pets often don't," McDaniel said. "We're getting older people on fixed incomes and people who have lost their jobs."

"They've fed about 100 cats, 75 dogs and sundry goats, chickens, fish, horses and birds.

WHAT: Pet food pantry for Teller County, run by T.U.R.T.L.E. Ministries
WHEN: Weekly distribution: 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays
WHERE: Parking lot of Church of the Nazarene, 750 Highway 67, Woodland Park. Name, phone number and photo identification are required.

Update-there's an additional distribution spot and day:

Colorado Connection February 18, 2010

Teller County: (719) 687-1839

* Wednesdays from 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. at Nazarene Church, Woodland Park

* Last Monday of the month from 4:30 - 6:30 P.M. at Little Chapel, Divide.
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« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2009, 10:32:12 AM »

Colorado-Parker, Elizabeth and Franktown-

Parker Task Force For Human Services
20118 East Mainstreet, Unit D
Parker, CO  80138

We also need Dog & Cat Food

For many of our seniors, Rover and Felix are not just beloved pets but family members. Because the goal of the Parker Task Force is to take care of our families in need, that includes these boon companions. Therefore we are putting out the call for pet food!

Please no bags larger than 20 lbs. Canned food is fine as well.
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« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2009, 10:33:35 AM »

Colorado-Colorado Springs-

Molly Hubbard's Cupboard
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
ph: 719-217-6803
fax: 888-627-7413

WE ARE OPEN and distribute pet food daily!

Recipients will be asked to provide proof of their name and their zip code.  (Zip codes will help us assess future distribution locations.)

Visitors will need to call and schedule a time to pick up their food...this will ensure our volunteers are standing by and prepared to help.

Molly Hubbard's Cupboard recently began working with Silver Key Senior Services transportation, Meals on Wheels, Pikes Peak Hospice and Safe Place, a foster and permanent placement service for pets of terminally ill patients.  We are honored to  serve the pet food needs of our home-bound and senior citizens of the Front Range Region.
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« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2009, 10:34:51 AM »

Colorado Springs, Colorado, area--


Pike's Peak Pet Pantry-FAQs

How do I apply for assistance?

"Anyone who feels they're in need can apply for assistance. Please see our APPLICATION GUIDELINES for more information and to download our application. (link for application on web page).

Where are you located?

"We don't have an office at this time, but our food is distributed from the parking lot of SecurCare Self Storage, located at 4729 Astrozon Blvd. (link for map on web page).

What are your hours? Is there any reason you would be closed such as weather or a holiday?

"At this time we give out food from 2:00-3:00pm Tuesdays and Thursdays. The only reason we wouldn't be giving out food is to observe Thanksgiving Day and Christmas if it falls on a Tuesday or Thursday. We are available for any other holiday including New Year's and the Fourth of July if they fall on a Tuesday or Thursday. We try very hard to be open even in inclement weather as people have come for help in the snow and rain.

What kind of food do you have?

"We have dry and canned dog and cat food. Occasionally we have food for other animals such as rabbits, ferrets, some birds, and horses. We give out the food by weight and not by the type or brand. We also occasionally have cat litter that is given out by request on a first-come-first-served basis.

"We serve the Colorado Springs area, including but not limited to: Colorado Springs, Black Forest, Falcon, Peyton, Calhan, Ellicott, Yoder, Rush, Manitou Springs, Midway, Woodland Park, Security, Widefield, Fountain, Fort Carson and more. We help those from the military, low-income, the elderly, those on social security, unemployed, disabled, temporarily out of work due to an injury or medical leave, and anyone needing a hand up to feed their pets temporarily until they get paid."

Application link

Pikes Peak Pet Pantry Home Page

How to Donate

Colorado-Colorado Springs-

Pikes Peak Pet Pantry
PHONE:  (719) 217-9528
Pikes Peak Pet Pantry
PO Box 38554
Colorado Springs, CO
USA 80937

Our Mission: Provide HOPE* to keep families together and prevent homeless animals
(help to owners with pet expenses)

Pets provide comfort during tough times, so it is important now more than ever to help people keep their pets so they don't have to storm the tragedy of losing their home and/or job alone. We know quite a few pet owners would rather go hungry or share their food with their pet, rather than have the pet go hungry. Our mission is to help provide food for the pets, to keep food on the table for people. We offer continuous food assistance to pets in the Colorado Springs/El Paso County area and emergency pet food services to the state of Colorado.

We are advocates for spaying and neutering pets and the humane treatment of all beings, including humans. We work with several local food pantries, churches, human services agencies, animal rescues, and the animal shelter in an attempt to reach those most in need. Our services include:

A pet food bank for families & organizations in need
A pet supply service from collars, leashes, beds, and other pet care products

Offering referrals to low cost spay/neuter and vaccination clinics
Offering referrals for those seeking pet friendly housing
Prescription pet food assistance

Update-Pikes Peak has added an additional distribution point and day:

Colorado Connection February 18, 2010

Colorado Springs: (719) 217-9528

* Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00 - 3:00 P.M. at  SecurCare Self Storage, 4729 Astrozon.

* Saturdays from 1:00 - 3:00 P.M. next to Marion House Homeless Shelter
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« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2009, 04:58:50 PM »

Colorado-Fort Collins-Larimer County-

Food Bank For Larimer County
1301 Blue Spruce
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Office Hours: M-F 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(970) 493.4477

Holiday Pet-a-Palooza at Front Range Village
Event Date:
Dec 12 2009 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

**Suggested entry fee is an unopened pet food donation (human food and cash or check accepted too) for the Food Bank for Larimer County.

List of other agencies in Larimer county receiving food from the Larimer County Food Bank.

Contact them for more information.
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« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2009, 12:42:18 PM »


Note-this is for cats only.

Duncan's Place
742 S. Edinburgh Dr.
Loveland, CO 80537
(970) 214-2233

Loveland Reporter-Herald December 24, 2009

"Loveland cat rescuer Cathy Campbell knew a very special Santa was bringing her 15,500 pounds of cat food.
But when she saw the nine donated pallets Wednesday afternoon, her first thought was, “Holy snikey.”

"And she thought of all the cats and kittens she could help.

"Some of the cans of wet food will feed the cats and kittens in her home-based rescue, Duncan’s Place. The rest she paid forward to other animal rescues, the Loveland Housing Authority and anyone in need this holiday season.

"To spread the word about the free food, Campbell turned to Craigslist, Facebook, Freecycle and the Reporter-Herald.

"Word spread, and people arrived for food and to help her unload.

"Through Duncan’s Place, she does more than rescue and find new homes. She runs a pet food bank and holds low-cost vaccination clinics. Her goal is to provide resources for healthy pets."

Donate to our Food Pantry
Dudley's Delectables is our food bank. Through it, we help families in need keep their beloved pets by providing food and supplies that might otherwise be unaffordable in this tough economy.

We accept donations of all kinds of pet food and supplies.
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« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2010, 04:39:59 AM »

Colorado-Fairplay-Park county-

PO BOX 1956

Fairplay Flume February 19, 2010

Animal fund thanks
To the Editor,

"A heartfelt thanks to all supporters of the South Park Good Samaritan Fund for Animals!

"2009 was a very successful year for the Good Samaritan Fund, thanks to the generosity of the South Park community.

"During the year, 85 spay/neuter vouchers of $50 each were provided to pet owners for neutering and spaying their cats and dogs. In addition, 42 pet owners received financial assistance to help pay for surgeries, vaccinations and food for their pets. One dog brought in by Park County Animal Control was also helped medically by the GSF. 

"This community resource is available only because of the generous support of people like you. The Good Samaritan Fund is your organization.  Please continue to donate your time and money to help us grow to help even more pets. Donations and volunteers are always welcome. For information on how to help, contact Kathy at 836-2260 or Park County Animal Hospital at 836-1717. "

Kathy Wilson

President, South Park Good Samaritan Fund for Animals


Park County Animal Hospital
1161 Bullet Rd
Como, CO 80432
(719) 836-1717

This organization helps with both food and medical bills.  Contact either of the numbers for more information if you are in the area and need help.
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« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2010, 08:23:04 AM »

Colorado-Denver-Grand Junction areas-northern Colorado-

Food Bank of the Rockies

Denver Warehouse:

877-460-8504 (toll free)
303-371-9259 (fax)

Grand Junction Warehouse:

970-243-3938 (fax)

Casper Warehouse:

Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies
877-265-2172 (toll free)
307-472-1869 (fax)

Link to list of agencies served by this food bank.

If you still have trouble finding a place to help you, please send us an email, or call for a referral. Please include your zip code and tell us the county where you live. We can check our database and help you find a nearby food pantry.

Today, FBR has extended its reach across Northern Colorado and Wyoming, providing food supplies to more than 1100 hunger-relief programs.

FBR has a staff of 57 employees in Denver, 4 in Wyoming, and 3 on the Western Slope.  Additionally FBR has a pool of more than 6000 volunteers who last year donated  73,500 hours of time - the equivalent of 35 full-time employees!

Grand Junction Free Press April 2, 2010

"AmeriCorps volunteer Mollie Otero tried to comfort a young Independence Academy student recently who was crying because her family couldn't afford to buy food for their cat.

"The girl told Otero she couldn't keep her pet.

"“I came home upset, started making phone calls,” Otero said.

"For Mesa State College AmeriCorps' spring community project Otero proposed organizing a pet food drive after she learned pet food was a commonly requested item at food banks. She named the project “Rocky's Mission” after her 2-year-old sheltie dog.

"At Catholic Outreach's food bank, clients take food for their pets as quickly as it comes in, Otero said.

"Between March 10 and April 10, various retail stores, churches and schools will be collecting pet food to distribute to various local food banks.

"The collection culminates with a pet parade 1 p.m. April 10 at Longs Memorial Park in Clifton where there will be tables set up with information about pets.

"Registration for the parade is at 11:30 a.m. The registration fee is a large bag of any kind of pet food. Food collected that day will be brought to the Western Slope Food Bank of the Rockies which then distributes the pet food to various food banks.

"Food Bank of the Rockies manager Starlene Collins said “when Mollie got a hold of me it was just a godsend. It's a great partnership.

“"It's bad enough to lose your job without having to lose your pet, too,” Collins said.

"Apparently, fewer people are relinquishing pets than in the past.

"Mesa County Animal Services expected an increase this year in owner relinquishments due to the economy. People giving up their pets increased steadily from 2003 to 2008, said Animal Services Director Penny McCarty. Since 2008, however, pet relinquishments have decreased, she said.

"“We attribute this change to the fact that over the last 25 years, more people have grown to consider their pet a member of their family,” she said.

"Many homeless individuals are very responsible pet owners, McCarty said.

"“Their pet is all they have.”"
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« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2010, 01:57:51 PM »

Colorado-Boulder and Broomfield counties-

Humane Society of Boulder Valley
2323 55th St
Boulder CO, 80301
Main Number (303) 442-4030
Fax (303) 565-5151

Daily Camera April 23, 2010

"The Humane Society of Boulder Valley is hosting its biggest fundraising event of the year on Saturday, the 18th annual "Puttin' on the Leash."

"This year's benefit -- called "The Great Catsby"-- takes on a Roaring Twenties theme, with the more than 900 anticipated attendees encouraged to dress the part.

"The event, at the Coors Event Center, will feature performers dancing to period pieces, local restaurants offering samples of food and drink, a live auction and a meet-and-greet with some of the animals up for adoption.

"The Humane Society has seen an increase in requests for subsidized veterinary care over the past several years, and last year it instituted a food bank to help struggling pet owners provide for their animals. Adoption rates have continued to increase while the number of surrendered animals continues to go down in and around Boulder County, according to Pedersen."

This is all the information about the society's food bank--have found nothing on their website about it.  Suggest contacting them if you are in the area and in need for further information.
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« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2010, 03:38:09 PM »

Colorado-Brush-Morgan county-

Steiner SILS (Supporting Independent Living Services)
20385 County Road Q
Fort Morgan, CO 80701-7109
(970) 867-4708

Brush News Tribune 25 May 2010

"The local pet owners who brought roughly 200 animals to a low-cost spay and neuter clinic in Brush last Tuesday and Wednesday helped prevent thousands of unwanted pet births.

"The clinic is regularly held at the Morgan County Fairgrounds twice each year for local elderly, disabled or low-income pet owners, said event coordinator Pam Steiner of Steiner SILS (Supporting Independent Living Services).

"The dogs and cats were spayed or neutered by three veterinary surgeons from Denver-based Planned Pethood Plus, which participates in similar events throughout the world. A number of volunteers helped organize the event and comforted the animals as they recovered from surgery.

"Those who brought their animals to the clinic had the opportunity to pick up bags of pet food provided at no cost through the  No Animal Goes Hungry program.

"Workers at the event gave away enough dog and cat food to fill two pickup trucks, Steiner said, and anyone who needs pet food in the future can call her at 970-867-8767.

"Everything's donated. There's no price to it,  she said, & it's available to anybody that needs it.

"Steiner said she has helped spay or neuter nearly 15,000 animals over the last 20 years, and anyone who missed the clinic but wants to fix a pet may contact her at 970-867-8767."


Fort Morgan Times July 22, 2010

"With the opening of Life's Journey this week, Morgan County residents have a new low-cost option for buying caskets.  They also have a chance to buy a large range of collectibles, said owner Pam Steiner, who is running the store with the help of friends and family.

"People in Morgan County may know Steiner as the person who has run Steiner Supportive Independent Living Services for developmentally disabled people since 1999, and that remains open.

"She is also still making sure that no pet goes hungry with her free pet food program, Steiner said. Too many people are hit with hard times and find they struggle to pay for pet food, and this program is there to make sure a pet can stay with its family despite hard financial issues.

"Those who need free pet food can pick it up at the store."
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Colorado-Morgan county-

FUR-ever Friends
"Loving Hands FUR Loving Hearts"
8685 East Mile Road
Ft. Morgan, CO 80701
(970) 483-5635
(970) 768-1021

Fort Morgan Times June 1, 2010

"FUR-ever Friends of Morgan County received notice this week of a $5,000 grant from the Animal Assistance Foundation of Denver.

"The foundation is primarily concerned with the pet overpopulation crisis, according to a news release.

"When presenting the check to FUR-ever Friends, David Gies, director of the foundation, said, “We are pleased to have the opportunity to support your work. FUR-ever Friends is doing a wonderful job of helping pets and their families. Thank you for all you are accomplishing.”

"FUR-ever Friends is a local pet welfare group that received its 501(c)3 IRS charity designation in 2007.
Since then, it has assisted in funding 551 spaying and neutering procedures; has paid more than $3,200 for veterinary services when the owners cannot afford needed vet care; and has paid more than $1,300 for vaccinations, said founder Betty Eubanks. 

"This was all accomplished locally with the assistance of local veterinarians, she said.

"FUR-ever Friends has also handled more than 700 adoptions, transferred 100 pets and microchipped more than 2,100 pets, Eubanks said. One of its newest programs is providing pet food for families when a temporary hardship exists.

“"Our mission is to provide assistance to the pets and their families while utilizing only local businesses,” she said. “Our Web site,, is a wonderful tool where families needing to re-home a pet or get a new pet can visit. The Web site is a free service and all pets featured on the site are free.” "
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« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2010, 11:15:09 AM »

Colorado-Larimer county-

Colorado State University Pets Forever
Lori Kogan, Ph.D.
James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Colorado State University
300 West Drake Road
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1620
Phone: (970) 297-5000
FAX (970) 297-4100

What is Pets Forever?
Pets Forever is a Colorado State University sponsored non-profit program designed to help low-income elderly or disabled Larimer County residents maintain ownership of their pets for as long as possible by providing needed help and resources.

How does Pets Forever work?
Pets Forever is the collaborative effort of several Colorado State University departments and entities including the Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The program is designed to create opportunities for students from diverse educational backgrounds provide community service and gain valuable real-life experience while simultaneously earning college credit.

Pets Forever’s primary focus is to provide direct services for clients including:

In-home animal care; dog walking, litter box cleaning, etc.

Transportation of animals to/from vet or groomer

Home delivery of pet food and supplies

Pets Forever offers limited financial support for veterinary care (including spay/neuter procedures) and animal supplies. Temporary foster care for pet owners needing hospitalization or rehabilitation may also be provided. In the future, Pets Forever plans to offer permanent re-homing of pets belonging to clients who can no longer care for them.

Pets Forever won the 2010 Inspiration in Action Contest, winning a prize of $25,000! This money will be used to help low income elderly or disabled pet owners with veterinary care when their animals become sick or injured.
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