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Title: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 09:29:49 AM
California-Truckee-Lake Tahoe-

http://www.hstt.org/programs/pet-pantry-program

Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe
P.O. Box 9041
Truckee, CA 96162
530.587.5948

info@hstt.org  

Pet Pantry Program
A Program to help feed Truckee-Tahoe’s animals in need.
The economy has been affecting dogs, cats and people these past few months and HSTT is doing something about it. Recently some animals have been turned in for financial reasons. We would much rather have our friends in good homes so we are helping out with the Pet Pantry. This program collects pet food around our area and distributes it to needy pets.


If you have some extra food or want to donate some, our barrels are available at these locations; Mickey’s Pet Stop, Pet Station, Scraps Dog Bakery and Tails by the Lake. Support these businesses and drop and extra can of food in the barrel while you are there.

If you are in need of pet food please contact HSTT at 530.587.5948, and we will set you up with whatever you need. This community has been very generous, and we appreciate it.


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 09:31:14 AM
California-Contra Costa County (east)-

http://furrerbies.homestead.com/feralcatinfogrants.html

Homeless Animals' Lifeline Organization-HALO
P.O. Box 2011
Antioch, Ca. 94531
voice mail 925-473-4642

Do you need help with:

Help with feeding domestic (pets) cats. You must have transportation to pick up food as it becomes available.  Food will be from various brands. Because of limited funding you must qualify under the below guidelines. Contact us at below phone number.

Help with feeding feral cats. You must have transportation to pick up food as it becomes available. Food will be from various brands.  No income requirements. Contact us at below phone number.

Help with dog food: You must have transportation to pick up food as it becomes available.  Food will be from various brands. Because of limited funding you must qualify under the below guidelines. Contact us at below phone number.

The income guidelines:

       Single individuals whose household adjusted gross income is below $26,000.

       Head of Household individuals whose adjusted gross income is below $39,000.

       Married individuals whose adjusted gross income is below $52,000.


A copy of the first page of your most current tax return.

If you do not have enough income to file a tax return, a signed statement stating your yearly income will be sufficient.

For more information you can call our voice mail 925-473-4642 and someone will get back to you within 24 hours.

Send the required income statements along with your name, address and phone number to:

Homeless Animals' Lifeline Organization
P.O. Box 2011
Antioch, Ca. 94531


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 09:32:30 AM
California-Chico area-

http://www.eversvet.vetsuite.com/Templates/grouped.aspx

Evers Veterinary Clinic
1150 El Monte Avenue
Chico, CA 85928
530-343-0713

We are trying to help those with furry companions that may find it difficult this season to feed their companions. We contacted several shelters (people shelters) and food pantries and surprisingly found that they do have a need for pet food and supplies.
 
If you would like to help us help a less fortunate family this holiday season to care for their furry four legged friend please donate any kind of dog/cat food, cat litter, pet beds, leashes, etc. to our front desk.
 
We will be distributing our collection to food pantries and shelters throughout the Chico area the week of Christmas.
 
Please help us help the less fortunate this season and donate today.
 


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 09:33:11 AM
California-Temecula area-Riverside County-

http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_S_sdatebook13.4589a5c.html (http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_S_sdatebook13.4589a5c.html)

Press Enterprise December 13, 2009

Temecula

The food bank at 41538 Eastman Dr. #C also seeks food donations of pet food. Information: 951-678-3258.


http://www.oldtemecula.com/pantry/

Senior Citizens Service Center Inc.
Serving the Southwest Valley in Riverside County

We provide a range of services including: Emergency Food (bread and pastries, government commodities) Senior Brown Bag Program, Senior Share Program and Holiday Food Baskets, upcoming Food for Pets of the Needy. We provide Health and support services Flu shot clinic, Legal assistance is also provided including: Paralegal assistance, Social Security Administration benefit assistance (questions and referral) .

41538 Eastman Drive # C
Murrieta, Ca. 92562
(951) 600-9557


http://mysite.verizon.net/resrc8mi/index.html

Welcome to the Senior Citizens Service Center Serving The Temecula- Murrieta- Wildomar-Lake Elsinore & surounding areas

We are committed to provide food and services to area seniors and needy families.

The Temecula Valley Senior Center and Food Bank is a unique organization that provides services to both senior and needy families.


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 09:34:52 AM
California-Marin County-

http://www.marinhumanesociety.org/aboutus/contact.asp

Marin Humane Society
171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd.
Novato, CA 94949
415-883-4621


http://www.marinij.com/marinnews/ci_13839151?IADID=Search-www.marinij.com-www.marinij.com (http://www.marinij.com/marinnews/ci_13839151?IADID=Search-www.marinij.com-www.marinij.com)

Marin Independent Journal November 27, 2009

"I quickly learned that the SHARE program provides assistance to low-income seniors in Marin County to aid in keeping them with their best friends - their companion animals. Assistance is offered by way of pet food, veterinary care and home visits.

"I joined the MHS as the community programs coordinator last November, and soon became part of an incredible community of people and companion animals. The holidays were right around the corner and I was immediately thrown into the wonderful chaos of our annual holiday pet food drive, where the county's exceedingly generous community donates small bags of cat and dog food, canned food and toys to distribute to SHARE clients. Last year, in addition to our clients, MHS began distributing donations to several shelters and food banks such as the Salvation Army and Ritter House. In the midst of the economic downturn these food banks were experiencing more than 30 percent increase in people needing assistance, many of whom have beloved companion animals."

http://www.marinhumanesociety.org/programsservices/share.html

SHARE consists of several programs that provide a variety of services with the common goal of keeping good friends – people and companion animals – together. The love, support and companionship pets have to offer are invaluable, not to mention the medical findings that prove they are good for us, especially to someone who is ill or isolated. SHARE's services help people who have a great respect and love for animals maintain a special bond with pets. SHARE does this by:

Providing pet care assistance to low-income seniors, persons living with HIV/AIDS and those receiving hospice services
(Side-by-Side)

Note: the SHARE Side-by-Side program provides assistance to Marin County residents who are low-income seniors, living with HIV/AIDS, or receiving hospice care.

Collecting pet food donations to be distributed to persons in need
(Pet Meals on Wheels)

In the Pet Meals on Wheels program, volunteers deliver pet food to clients of the Side-by-Side program and other needy individuals. Donations of pet food are accepted at any time to support this vital part of the program.


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 09:36:10 AM
California-Los Angeles area-

http://www.orgsites.com/ca/happystrays/index.html

http://www.happystrays.org/

Note: this is for cats only.

HAPPY STRAYS RESCUE
P.O. Box 12 
La Canada, CA 91012
818-541-9241

info@happystrays.org

http://www.orgsites.com/ca/happystrays/_pgg9.php3

When we get pet food or litter donated to us - we are happy to distribute it to low-income families with pets in our area. We recently received a donation of food which was distributed in the following way:

a low income family with 2 kittens received kitten food and Happy Strays will do the kitten shots and spay/neuter the kittens as well.

a family in Pasadena on assistance that feeds a colony in their apt. complex (we have TnR'd all the girls and have 2 boys left to trap)

another family on assistance with 2 adults received some of the Science Diet food

a woman on disability received food and litter for her cats! (4 adults)

food has also been distributed to several Senior Citizens in South Central L.A.

If you would like to contribute to this effort, cat food may be brought to the Petco in La Canada and please mark it for Happy Strays Rescue - Pet Food Bank.


http://www.happystrays.org/Pet_Food_Bank.html

When pet food or litter is donated to us, we are happy to distribute it to low-income families with pets in our area.

If you would like to contribute to this effort, cat food may be brought to the Petco in La Canada and please mark it for Happy Strays Rescue- Pet Food Bank.


Contact them for more information.


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 09:37:38 AM
California-Ft. Bragg-

http://www.advocate-news.com/ci_13929451?source=rss

Advocate News December 4, 2009

"The Food Bank, 910 N. Franklin, Fort Bragg, is open every weekday but Tuesday. Special senior hours are from 10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The Food Bank is open from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursdays, a time designed for working people. For information, call 964-9404.

"The parking lot of the Food Bank is often the scene of festive multi-species giving. Second Chance Rescue provides free flea and tick treatment to dogs of Food Bank clients. "They also regularly bring us pet food to distribute," said Severy."


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 09:38:43 AM
California-Riverside-

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

Eddie D Smith Senior Center
5888 Mission Blvd.
Riverside, CA 92509
(951) 275-9975

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


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 09:39:13 AM
California-Murrieta-

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

Senior Citizens Service Center of Temecula-Rancho Area
41538 Eastman Dr. #C
Murrieta, CA 92562
(951) 660-9557

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


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 09:39:40 AM
California-Temecula-

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

Temecula Murrieta Rescue Mission
31300 Rancho Community Way
Temecula, CA 92592
(951) 526-1200

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


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 09:40:15 AM
California-Murrieta-

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

St. Martha's Food Pantry
38444 Sky Canyon Dr.
Murrieta, CA
951-677-6347

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


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 09:40:46 AM
California-Pleasant Hill-

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

Hillcrest Church Food Room
404 Gregory Lane
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 689-8260

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


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 09:41:17 AM
California-Santa Ana-

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

The Neighborhood Church
2147 Oak St.
Santa Ana, CA 92707
(714) 545-1095

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


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 09:41:51 AM
California-San Diego-

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

St Vincent de Paul Village
3350 E Street
San Diego, CA 92102
(619) 446-2100

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



Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 09:42:22 AM
California-San Diego-

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

San Diego Food Bank
9850 Distribution Ave.
San Diego, CA 92121
(858) 527-1419

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



Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 09:42:51 AM
California-San Rafael-

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

Salvation Army San Rafael Corps
351 Mission Ave.
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 459-4520

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


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 09:43:21 AM
California-Hayward-

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

South Hayward Parish - Food Pantry
27287 Patrick Ave.
Hayward, CA 94544
(510) 782-2947

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


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 09:43:49 AM
California-Roseville-

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

What Would Jesus Do? Inc.
PO Box 66
Roseville, CA 95678
(916) 786-9953

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


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 09:44:18 AM
California-Red Bluff-

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

Salvation Army
493 Antelope Blvd.
Red Bluff, CA 96080

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


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 09:44:45 AM
California-Ontario-

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

Mercy House
905 East Holt Ave.
Ontario, CA 91764
(909) 391-2630

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


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 09:45:22 AM
California-San Diego (North County)-

http://www.brotherbenno.org/

Brother Benno Foundation
3260 Production Avenue
Oceanside, CA 92058
(760) 439-1244

The majority of those we serve are working poor families, the disabled, and low-income senior citizens; a  small percentage are the homeless.


http://www.brotherbenno.org/services.html#food

Families with children, senior citizens, and the disabled are eligible to receive a family food pack once a month.  The food pack consists of basic food staples to feed a family of four for three days and is intended to supplement the nutritional needs of low-income families.  These food packs are also distributed at seven locations within the Oceanside community.  Strained baby food is always provided to those who need it. Diapers, and even pet food, are given out when available.

Low-income families with children in the household, senior citizens over age 60 or the disabled may register for monthly food packs. Documentation required includes proof of children's age, seniors' age or government recognized disability.   

Food packs are distributed to qualified individuals at the Brother Benno Center, on Production Avenue, Monday through Friday 6:30 a.m.to 11:00 a.m. For other food pack distribution sites please contact us by calling 760-439-1244 X101.


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 09:45:57 AM
California-Lancaster-

http://www.graceresources.org/index.asp?lg=1&w=pages&r=3&pid=8

http://www.graceresources.org/index.asp?lg=1&w=pages&r=0&pid=3

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

Grace Resource Center
45134 N. Sierra Highway
Lancaster CA 93534
Office (661) 940-5272     
Fax (661) 940-5274


http://www.graceresources.org/index.asp?lg=1&w=pages&r=0&pid=3

Q Who qualifies for your services?
A Anyone who honestly needs help; homeless, near-homeless, unemployed, underemployed, parolees, children, senior citizens, all races, religions, and backgrounds. If you need groceries and/or a hot meal, you qualify.

Q What resources does Grace offer?
A Grace is a food bank, first and foremost. We provide bags of groceries to some 6,000 individuals on a monthly basis.


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 09:46:31 AM
California-Lake Elsinore-

http://www.animalfriendsofthevalleys.com/

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

Animal Friends of the Valleys
29001 Bastron
Lake Elsinore, CA 92531
(951) 674-0618

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


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 09:47:04 AM
California-Davis-

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

Friends Meeting House
345 L Street (corner of 4th and L)
Davis, CA
(530) 758-8492

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


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 09:48:23 AM
California-Pleasanton-

http://www.valleyhumanesociety.org./

Valley Humane Society
3670 Nevada Street
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Phone: (925) 426-8656
Fax: (925) 426-1492


http://www.independentnews.com/fullstory.php?newsid=627

The Independent-December 3, 2009

The Valley Humane Society in Pleasanton has a Christmas tree with each pet in its shelter having an ornament on it. The pet’s picture is on the ornament, with a note about what the pet could use, said Natalie Giordano, a volunteer at the society.

Typically cat toys, cat litter and Friskies wet food for cats are on the felines’ wish list. Most of the shelter’s animals are cats, said Giordano.

Donations can also go to the organization for their work in running the shelter. Among those needs are Clorox wipes, bleach, and copy paper, said Giordano.

The pet food is especially welcome, because the society has a pet food pantry for pets of low-income residents. It helps the people keep their pets when otherwise they might not be able to afford to do so.

http://www.valleyhumanesociety.org./index.php?s=program_service (http://www.valleyhumanesociety.org./index.php?s=program_service)

ANIMEALS
Operated from our own pet food pantry, AniMeals provides regular free meals for the dogs and cats of seniors and low-income families.
Helping to care for the family pet is just one of the ways we're working toward our goal of keeping pets in their own homes. Supplied by a grant from Petco Corporation, the pantry includes pet-related items such as litter, treats, and toys.


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 09:49:33 AM
California-Bakersfield-

http://www.bakersfield.com/news/local/x789211643/Help-our-local-charities-this-holiday-season (http://www.bakersfield.com/news/local/x789211643/Help-our-local-charities-this-holiday-season)

Bakersfield.com December 2, 2009

The Bakersfield Pet Food Pantry is a nonprofit organization that collects and distributes pet food to low-income community members and disabled/homebound seniors through Meals On Wheels, (NOR). Bakersfield Pet Food Pantry will accept any unopened brand of dog or cat food whether it's bagged or canned. If you would like to help us by contributing pet food, making a donation, holding a fundraiser or provide assistance through volunteering, please contact the agency at Bakersfield Pet Food Pantry, 619-2029 or 316-8265.

More information-

http://bakersfieldpetfoodpantry.org/

Bakersfield Pet Food Pantry
P.O. Box 82153
Bakersfield, CA 93380
info@bakersfieldpetfoodpantry.org

Bakersfield Pet Food Pantry is a non-profit, volunteer organization in Bakersfield, California dedicated to assisting disabled/homebound seniors and low income community members by providing them with dog and cat food.

We started in April, 2009 by donating dog and cat food to folks who received food from Church Without Walls, a local church and soup kitchen. We are happy to say that we've expanded BPFP to also help the elderly in need who are homebound and on a fixed income by partnering with North of the River - Meals on Wheels.


We are always in need of pet food and will accept any brand of dog or cat food, whether it's bagged or canned. You can also help BPFP through volunteering or by giving monetary contributions through Paypal or by sending a check to Bakersfield Pet Food Pantry, P.O. Box 82153, Bakersfield, CA 93380.

How You Can Help Us Keep Our Pantry Stocked
Donate cat and dog food, either canned or dry. Please call (661) 619-2029 or (661) 316-8265 to schedule a pick-up.
Hold a pet food drive in your community, or at your school, church or business.
Become a volunteer "barrel buddy" and let us put a collection barrel for pet food in your business. We'll stop in and collect the donations regularly.  

This is all the information we have about this organization--suggest calling them for more.


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 09:50:46 AM
California-Huntington Beach-

http://www.catnipandcarrots.org/page/contactus.htm

http://www.catnipandcarrots.org/

Catnip & Carrots Animal Bunch, Inc
5901 Warner Ave. #148
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
(714) 290-9104

mail@catnipandcarrots.org

Note--this is the California branch of the organization above.

If you lost your job or home and are considering relinquishing your pet
to the shelter, please reconsider! Help is available!!

If you need pet food (cat, rabbit, dog, guinea pig), litter, a dog license or assistance with spay and neuter, please contact us!! We are here for you!

Catnip and Carrots Animal Bunch is a nonprofit organization dedicated to cats & rabbits (and the occasional canine)!  We specialize in animal welfare, spay/neuter/microchip education & referrals, lost & found services & on occasion,
as funds allow, we offer veterinary assistance to at-risk pets of low income senior or disabled families.


http://www.catnipandcarrots.org/page/assistance.htm

If you need help, ASK!

Whatever the circumstances, be it death of a spouse or partner, divorce, loss of job, veterinary emergency,  sudden illness, or natural disaster and you need pet food, cat litter, hay or veggies for your bun, please call us or any of the shelters or rescues listed below. Assistance is often a phone call away.


Have you finally realized you can't handle one more litter from Fluffy this coming spring? You know it's time to get her spayed but need help paying the bill or even that small co-pay? Ask for help.

There are many generous, caring people out there to help you.

Are you elderly and that 10lb bag of cat litter or cat food too heavy for you carry up the stairs? Ask for help. We know people who will deliver supplies to you free of charge.

Did Fluffy sneak out the door and get hit by a car? You are probably devastated. Maybe Fluffy simply has a broken leg that needs set but you can't afford the bill and are contemplating relinquishing your pet to the shelter or euthanasia. Now is a good time. Ask for help!

Don't let your pet suffer. Make the call.


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 09:52:00 AM
California-Santa Cruz County-

http://www.scanimalservices.us/

Animal Services of Santa Cruz County
Santa Cruz Shelter, 2200 Seventh Avenue.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday
Watsonville Shelter, 580 Airport Blvd.
Hours: 9 a.m. to noon, 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday
Phone: 454-7303 (choose option 4)


http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/localnews/ci_13883788

Santa Cruz Sentinel November 28, 2009

"During the holidays, county Animal Services collects pet food at its shelters in Live Oak and Watsonville and distributes it in conjunction with Second Harvest Food Bank, General Manager Henry Brzezinski said."


http://www.thefoodbank.org/

http://www.thefoodbank.org/nf_hotline.html

Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz County

Need Food?
Call the Community Food Hotline 831-662-0991 9am-4:00pm Monday-Friday.

Information is available on:

Neighborhood pantries


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 09:52:34 AM
California-Tracy-

http://www.tracyrealestateexpert.com/Blog/Animal-Lovers

http://events.modbee.com/tracy-ca/venues/show/1060768-decadent-pets

http://www.news10.net/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=54253

Lucky Paws Pet Food Bank
Decadent Pets
2302 East St., Tracy, CA, 95376
(209) 834-8067

"Aware of the increased need among pet owners, Jeannie Duckworth of Tracy created the Lucky Paws Foundation, a non-profit that collects and distributes donations for a pet food bank.

"She is also the owner of a pet grooming business Decadent Pets.

"Volunteers help Duckworth hand out the free pet food at Decadent Pets located at 2302 East Street in Tracy every Saturday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m."

Please contact them for more information.


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 09:53:36 AM
California-Lake Tahoe-

http://laketahoehumaneandspca.org/Programs.html

LAKE TAHOE HUMANE SOCIETY and S.P.C.A.
P.O. Box PET
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96158
Phone: (530) 542-2857

Donations are needed for the Emergency Pet Food Bank. You can help with brand name canine and feline, adult, puppy and kitten cereals.

Please call (530) 542-2857 for a drop off appointment.


This is all the information we have about the program; suggest contacting the society for more.


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 09:54:20 AM
California-Ventura County-

http://www.humanesocietyvc.org/contact/

Humane Society of Ventura County
402 Bryant Street
Ojai, CA 93023
805-646-6505 or 805-656-5031

animals@humanesocietyvc.org

http://www.vcstar.com/news/2009/oct/21/pet-pantry-will-offer-free-food-for-animals/

Ventura County Star October 21, 2009

"The Humane Society in Ojai says it does pass out free pet food donated to the nonprofit organization to pet owners in need when it can, but it has no formal program."


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 09:55:25 AM
California-San Francisco-

http://www.vetsos.org/

http://www.vetsos.org/index.php/contact

VETSOS
San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium
1550 Bryant Street Suite 450 
San Francisco  CA  94103   

vetsos@sfccc.org
415-355-2248 

A volunteer-based project providing free veterinary care for the companion animals of homeless San Franciscans


http://www.vetsos.org/index.php/aboutus

The eight objectives of VET SOS are to:

Provide on-site veterinary wellness exams
Administer vaccinations
Administer canine and feline flea/tick/mosquito preventative
Provide on-site testing for heartworm disease, Felv, FIV, Parvo virus
Administer anti-parasitic medications
Distribute donated supplies such as pet food, leashes, collars, muzzles, ID tags, animal sweaters, beds, and carriers
Provide education about responsible pet ownership
Provide referrals and transportation for urgent care and for spay-neutering surgeries


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 09:56:24 AM
California-Sacramento-

http://www.cityofsacramento.org/generalservices/animal-care/

City of Sacramento Animal Care Services
2127 Front Street
Sacramento CA 95818
916 . 808 . 7387

In the spirit of giving, the City of Sacramento Animal Care Services is kicking off a pet food bank. Named after the shelter's resident cat, Titanic's Pantry will provide food and supplies to companion animals in our community. The shelter is requesting donations from individuals and businesses to keep this program on-going.

The pet food bank begins on Tuesday, November 24. We will distribute during shelter hours on Tuesday through Friday from 11 am to 6 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. We are closed on Sundays, Mondays, and city holidays.

The goal of the food bank is to keep people and their pets together by providing food and supplies. The shelter strives to be a resource for individuals and families who are not able to afford food for their companion animals. Recipients are required to live in the city limits of Sacramento. It is preferred that the food bank recipient's animal(s) are altered, vaccinated, and licensed. For those animals that are not, the shelter will provide resources to do so.


This is a brand-new pet food bank which just opened its doors.  Suggest contacting them about how one qualifies to receive food and supplies from Titanic's Pantry.

Updating-

http://sacramentoscoop.com/2009/12/14/sacramento-county-animal-care-looking-for-donation-of-pet-food-to-pet-pantry/ (http://sacramentoscoop.com/2009/12/14/sacramento-county-animal-care-looking-for-donation-of-pet-food-to-pet-pantry/)

Sacramento Scoop December 14, 2009

"In an effort to keep pets in their homes, the Sacramento County Animal Care Department is soliciting donations of unopened canned and dry pet food from the public for the newly-launched Pet Pantry Program. The goal of this program is to provide pet food to families who may need some extra assistance in caring for their animals. The program is open to any family in need in the Sacramento area.

"Donations to the pet pantry can be made at any time during shelter hours. Pet food is distributed to those in need on Thursdays and Sundays from 2-4 p.m. People participating in the program will be asked to fill out a short questionnaire to help track program results. "


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 09:56:57 AM
California-Sacramento-

http://www.news.ucdavis.edu/search/news_detail.lasso?id=9325

http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/clubs/mercer/

Mercer Veterinary Clinic
P.O. Box 297
Davis, CA 95617

info@mercerclinic.org
530.752.1143 (messages)

Mercer Veterinary Clinic for the Homeless is a 501(C)3 non-profit, student-operated organization providing free care for the animal companions of the homeless. The clinic meets one Saturday morning a month (8: 30 AM - 3 PM) at Loaves and Fishes, 1321 C Street, a Sacramento, California organization which provides an array of services to the homeless.

In addition to improving the lives of the pets of the homeless, Mercer Veterinary Clinic works to reduce pet over-population. Clients are counseled on the benefits of spaying and neutering. Surgery is provided at no cost, usually at a spay/neuter clinic held the day after, should the owners elect to alter their animals.

Mercer Clinic provides the pets of homeless individuals with basic veterinary care, access to emergency care and pet food, all free of charge. It is open on the second Saturday of each month, staffed by faculty and private veterinarians who volunteer their time and supervise the veterinary students.


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 09:58:14 AM
California-Long Beach-

http://www.everythinglongbeach.com/annual-long-beach-food-drive-benefits-local-families-pets/

Everything Long Beach November 19, 2009

For the second year in a row, Mayor Bob Foster and Food Finders are partnering to help shrinking food bank supplies in the Long Beach area. This year’s food drive will also include a request for pet food donations to help out Long Beach pet owners and their animal friends. Food donation barrels will be placed in 24 locations throughout the city. Canned or packaged food donations will be accepted starting today until Jan. 31, 2010.

All of the food donated during the drive will benefit local residents. Long Beach-based Food Finders will pick up and distribute the donated food to more than 100 organizations in Long Beach.

We have seen an even greater need this year with at least a 60% increase in demand from some of our partner food banks,” said Arlene Mercer, Food Finders executive director. “Additionally, all of our partner organizations have told us that people are also requesting pet food.”

The Friends of Long Beach Animals will assist this year by collecting and distributing pet food donations to owners who are finding it a challenge to provide for themselves and their pets.

Food Finders, Inc. is a multi-regional food bank that serves as a conduit between the donors, service agencies and people in need. The non-profit provides food to feed the impoverished and hungry people, and referral services in Los Angeles and Orange Counties.


http://www.longbeach.gov/civica/inc/displayblobpdf2.asp?BlobID=24277

Donation drop off locations at link.

http://www.friendsoflongbeachanimals.org/contactus.html

Office Address
Friends of Long Beach Animals
3815 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 4
Long Beach, CA 90807

Mailing Address
Friends of Long Beach Animals
P.O. Box 92736
Long Beach, CA 90809-2736

Telephone
562 988-SNIP


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 09:59:45 AM
California-Oakland/Bay area-Contra Costa County-

http://www.contracostatimes.com/columns/ci_13832811

Contra Costa Times November 21, 2009

"This week, Contra Costa Humane Society, a nonprofit organization in Pleasant Hill focused on animal-welfare issues, announced an innovative program to help families facing financial crisis keep their pets — the AniMeals Pet Food Bank.

"CCHS has teamed up with the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano and Pet Food Express to help these families keep their pets. AniMeals Pet Food Bank collects pet food via food drives and
barrels in stores, and gives out this food at Food Bank distribution sites around Contra Costa County.

""We're not just helping the pets by keeping them in their homes," says CCHS Executive Director David Stegman. "For some of these struggling people, their pets are the only comfort they have in their lives. Pets are an important part of the family. And our goal is keeping families together."

"In one of its first food drives, a 13-year-old girl from Orinda selected AniMeals as her bat mitzvah service project. Savannah's guests brought 300 pounds of food. "I think it's a really important thing," she said. "Not only do the pets need the food but the people need the company. If you have a pet and it dies of starvation, that's not very motivational."

"AniMeals celebrates its official launch Nov. 28 at the grand opening of Pet Food Express in Walnut Creek (1388 S. California St.) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stop by and see what the program is all about. Pet Food Express is giving 20 percent off all purchases on that day — so donate some pet food!

"CCHS needs volunteers to help with pet food collection and distribution. Find out more about AniMeals and how you can help by calling their volunteer department at 925-279-2247, ext. 301, or by visiting
http://www.cchumane.org

http://www.cchumane.org/

Contra Costa Humane Society
609 Gregory Lane, Suite 210
Pleasant Hill, CA  94523
(925) 279-2247
Fax:  (925) 279-2249

animeals.cchs@sbcglobal.net
http://www.cchumane.org/animeals.htm

CCHS takes donations of unopened and un-expired dog and cat food here at our office in Pleasant Hill as well as at pet-friendly sites around the county, and hosts monthly food drives.  Please stay tuned for a list of donation sites.

To find out further information on AniMeals, please email us at
animeals.cchs@sbcglobal.net


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 10:00:52 AM
California-Bakersfield-

http://thecatpeople.org/

The Cat People
P.O. Box 13610
Bakersfield, CA 93389
661-327-4706


http://thecatpeople.org/about/

Supplies Give-Away programs
Over the last few years, many responsible cat owners have experienced financial hardships but do not want to give up their precious cats. On a sign-up basis, owners are given pet food, litter and other supplies as needed. This is made possible though fundraisers and generous donators who know how important it is to be able to keep our pets through difficult times.


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 10:01:29 AM
California-Grass Valley-Nevada County-

http://www.animalsave.org/id30_m.htm

Animal Save
520 East Main St, Ste A
Grass Valley, CA  95945
Spay & Neuter Clinic:  (530) 477-1706
Animal-Related Calls & General Questions: (530) 271-7071, ext 206


http://www.animalsave.org/id25.htm

AnimalSave’s Low Income Food Distribution Program is intended to supplement the food that families (no commercial or government entities) provide their companion animals. This food is not intended to be the sole source of food for your dogs, cats or feral cat colonies. We accept applications for this program from people who live in Nevada County. AnimalSave only provides food for animals that have been spayed or neutered. Applications are available at the AnimalSave Thrift and treasures store, or call 271-7071 for more information


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 10:02:05 AM
California-Los Angeles area-

http://www.pawsla.org/content.asp?CustComKey=236849&CategoryKey=236863&pn=Page&DomName=pawsla.org

PAWS/LA
1546 N. Argyle Avenue
Hollywood, CA. 90028
323-464-7297
Fax-323-464-0511

Email info@pawsla.org

The PAWS/LA Client Services are designed to ease the financial, physical and emotional challenges of caring for a companion animal, both in and outside of the home.  To that end, PAWS/LA provides a comprehensive package of essential animal support services — all at no charge. 

All services are provided on a case-by-case basis as funds are available.

BASIC SERVICES

      Subsidized veterinary care

      Spay/neuter services

      Pet food & supply distribution

      Grooming assistance

      Temporary foster care

      Dog walking

      Litter box maintenance

      Animal transport


There are 2 types of programs-one for people with disabling illnesses (PAD) and another for seniors (PACE).  More information about each is at the link.


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 10:02:59 AM
California-Monterey County-

http://www.spcamc.org/pet-meals.htm

SPCA for Monterey County
1002 Highway 68
P.O. Box 3058
Monterey, CA.  93942
Monterey-831-373-2631
Salinas-831-422-4721


Pet Meals

"The SPCA, in collaboration with local Meals On Wheels organizations, is lifting this burden. In addition to the usual delivered meals, Meals On Wheels volunteers now deliver pet food provided by The SPCA and our generous supporters. This program ensures that people receiving delivered meals no longer feel the need to share their food with their pets. BestPet Care & Supplies in Pacific Grove and The Feed Trough in Salinas also help to support this program."

http://www.spcamc.org/pet-food-bank.htm

Pet Food Bank

The SPCA Pet Food Bank for Monterey County helps pet owners who are faced with giving up their pets because they can no longer afford to feed them.  The SPCA Pet Food Bank is supported by cash donations and donations of unexpired, unopened pet food. 

Many needy families in our community are pet owners who love their pets but are having a difficult time providing food for both their families and their pets.  This new program reduces the risk of families being forced to give up their beloved pets because they can’t afford to feed them.  Individuals experiencing economic difficulties, especially those with no close family, are particularly in need of their pet’s unconditional love and companionship.   

To Donate: 
Unopened and unexpired pet food may be brought to The SPCA, located at 1002 Highway 68, directly across from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.  The SPCA is open to receive pet food seven days a week, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Donations may also be brought to The SPCA Benefit Shop, Collier's in Salinas, St. Mary's by the Sea in Pacific Grove, and the Feed Trough in Salinas.  Please contact The SPCA if you are a business owner who would like to donate a large amount of food.  You can also donate online to support the SPCA Pet Food Bank for Monterey County.

To Receive Help: 
If you are in need of aid to keep your pet in your home, please visit The SPCA.  Pet food will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. 

For additional information, please contact The SPCA at 373-2631 or 422-4721 or email us
: info@spcamc.org


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 10:03:45 AM
California-Oceanside-San Diego area-

http://www.nchumane.org/news/ProjectKeppt.php

North County Humane Society
2905 San Luis Rey Rd.
Oceanside, CA 92058
Phone: 760-757-HELP (4357)
Fax: 760-757-3547


Project KEPPT (Keeping Every Person and Pet Together)

Project KEPPT offers help with:

Vaccinations
Spay/neuter
Pet food
Pet friendly housing
behavior problems

Project KEPPT is designed to provide resources, education, and services to assist pet owners in need who reside in the cities of Oceanside and Vista. This will help stretch resources and keep families and their pets together during times of crisis; thereby preventing the pets from being turned into an animal shelter.


http://www.nchumane.org/pdf/Project_Keppt/Pet%20Food%20Bank%20Req..pdf

Pet Food Bank information

More information on Project KEPPT and the various services it offers at the Project KEPPT link.

http://www.sdhumane.org/site/PageServer?pagename=ter_release011110

Update-this organization has merged with the San Diego Humane Society--they are now known as San Diego Humane Society and SPCA North Campus.


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 10:04:21 AM
California-San Diego area-

http://www.pawssdc.org/services-clients

http://www.pawssdc.org/becoming-a-client

P.A.W.S. San Diego County, Inc.
4455 Euclid Avenue
San Diego CA 92115
619-297-PAWS (7297)
Fax: 619-393-0322
Toll free: 1-866-348-7297


Here's what a client receives:

Pet food & Supplies
P.A.W.S. clients and their companion animals receive free pet food, cat litter and other supplies.  Each month friendly volunteer drivers deliver food right to the doorstep.  Clients may also opt to pick up food at the Euclid office on designated days.


Veterinary assistance
Clients receive $200 in vet vouchers for veterinary services per pet each year. All appointments and estimates are approved by P.A.W.S. prior to being sent to the vet.  Services are limited as we do not provide for spay/neuter, vaccines, on-going medications, teeth cleaning or nail trimming.

Animal transportation
Clients may request assistance with transportation of their companion animals to and from veterinarian and grooming appointments.

Recipients of PAWS assistance must be:

A resident of San Diego County
Low income (less than $1,200 a month income) and
Either elderly, chronically ill or disabled
Your companion animal must be:

Spayed or neutered
Licensed (dogs only)
Current with all their vaccinations and shots.
I qualify.  What next?

There is currently a 4 month waiting list to become a client.

Please CALL the P.A.W.S. office Monday-Friday between 10am-2pm to reserve your place on the list.

619-297-7297 or 1-866-348-7297


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 10:04:58 AM
California-San Francisco-

http://www.pawssf.org/contact.html

http://www.pawssf.org/benefits.html

http://www.pawssf.org/client_overview.html

Pets Are Wonderful Support
645 Harrison St, Suite 100
San Francisco, CA 94107
Telephone: 415.979.9550
Fax: 415.979.9269


Services Available to PAWS Clients

• Preventative veterinary care
• Emergency veterinary care (up to $200)
• Dog walking (for clients not ambulatory or very ill)
• Cat litter box changing
• Transportation to/from vet or grooming appointments
• Grooming
• Emergency foster care
• Food delivery for homebound or ill clients
• Pet Food Bank
http://www.pawssf.org/client_overview.html

Please call our main phone line (415.979.9550) anytime to verify whether or not you are eligible to begin the client intake process. Social Workers, Case Managers, or other representatives may call on behalf of a prospective client. We accept clients throughout the month depending on availability of space. We maintain a waiting list and are able to inform prospective clients of the month that his/her intake process can resume.

San Francisco residents
Gross income no greater than $1850 per month
Diagnosis of disabling HIV, AIDS, other disabling illness, or
Age 60 or older


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 10:06:09 AM
California-Los Angeles Area-

http://animalhealthfoundation.net/talk.html

http://animalhealthfoundation.net/project.html

Animal Health Foundation
12021 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 264 Los Angeles, CA 90025.

"Pet Meal Delivery Programs:

"The Animal Health Foundation has worked in cooperation with and provided the seed money for the Volunteers of America to provide in-home pet food delivery and other needed services to qualifying individuals.

"Pet care advice, training information and other assistance is available to senior citizens in targeted areas of Southern California."


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 10:06:46 AM
http://www.animalcenter.org/about_hwac/contact_us.aspx

California-San Diego area-

Helen Woodward Animal Center
6461 El Apajo Road Rancho
Santa Fe, CA 92067


All mail correspondence to Helen Woodward Animal Center must be addressed to:

P.O. Box 64
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

Phone: (858) 756-4117
Fax: (858) 756-1466

http://www.animalcenter.org/animeals/

Animeals

"Our popular AniMeals program offers free pet food for the dogs and cats of elderly or disabled people throughout San Diego County. AniMeals helps keep people and their companion pets together by removing logistical and financial obstacles to ensure that clients will always be able to provide nutritious meals for their beloved pets. For many homebound individuals, a dog or cat is more than a pet; it can provide friendship, joy, and a reason for living. Studies show that animal ownership also lowers illness levels and mortality rates.

"The program, which works in cooperation with Meals-on-Wheels and other organizations, began in 1984 and is one of only several like it in the United States. Expanded in 1993, AniMeals now serves pets throughout San Diego County. Dedicated HWAC volunteers pick up, package, and deliver donated pet food. Donation bins are located at various PETCO and Vons stores throughout the county. Contact the AniMeals office at (858) 756-4117, extension 341 for more information."

Donation drop-off locations at link.


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 10:07:19 AM
California-Marin County-

http://www.marinhumanesociety.org/ProgramsServices/SHARE.html#meals

http://www.marinhumanesociety.org/aboutus/hoursandlocation.html

http://www.marinhumanesociety.org/aboutus/contact.html

The Marin Humane Society
171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd
Novato, California 94949
415-883-4621 (phone)
415-382-1349 (fax)


"In the Pet Meals on Wheels program, volunteers deliver pet food to clients of the Side-by-Side program and other needy individuals. Donations of pet food are accepted at any time to support this vital part of the program."

"Note: the SHARE Side-by-Side program provides assistance to Marin County residents who are low-income seniors, living with HIV/AIDS, or receiving hospice care."

"The Side-by-Side program is the largest part of SHARE and is currently assisting 220 clients with 150 dogs, 196 cats and 38 birds. Side-by-Side matches support, volunteer efforts and donated services with qualified pet guardians in need. Assistance is offered in the form of pet food, veterinary care, grooming, regular visits to clients by volunteers, transportation to the veterinarian or groomer, dog walking, litterbox cleaning, and emergency boarding of pets in the event of the hospitalization of clients."


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 10:08:04 AM
http://vftafoundation.org/contact.htm

http://vftafoundation.org/helpingfriends.htm

California-Santa Monica-Los Angeles area-

Voice For The Animals Foundation
2633 Lincoln Blvd, #202
Santa Monica, CA  90405-4656

FAX: 310-822-9180

Hotline Phone Number

(310) 392-5153

Ext. 1 - For emergencies or if you need any information to help an animal in need

E-mail info@vftafoundation.org

The Helping Friends program gives seniors, people with disabilities, terminal illnesses, and individuals on fixed incomes the extra support they need to care for their animals, who often are their only companions.

If you need assistance from the Helping Friends program, call our Hotline at 310-392-5153.

The program provides medical care, food and foster care for pets if needed.


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 10:09:08 AM
http://www.arf.net/animal-programs/foodshare/

California-Contra Costa County-

ARF's FoodShare program, which was formally instituted at ARF in 2002, provides dry cat and dog food and cat litter, generously donated by Safeway Inc., to low income residents and responsible feral guardians of Contra Costa County, California who have spayed and neutered their animals.

ARF also provides spay/neuter support for FoodShare participants. Individuals who qualify for ARF’s FoodShare program should call 925.256.1273, extension 463.

Guardian and pet/s must reside in Contra Costa County, California
Pets must be spayed and/or neutered (certificate required)
Proof of household income and photograph identification

Tony LaRussa's ARF (Animal Rescue Foundation)
Phone numbers and email:
925.256.1ARF
National information line: 800.567.1ARF
Fax 925.977.9079
E-mail: info@arf.net

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 30215
Walnut Creek, CA 94598


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 10:10:28 AM
http://www.theacorn.com/news/2009-10-22/Pets/Pantry_provides_free_pet_food.html

Acorn Online October 22, 2009

California-Ventura County-

Pantry provides free pet food

"The Ventura County Animal Regulation has opened a Pet Pantry at the Camarillo Shelter. The pantry offers dry and canned dog and cat food and is open from 10 a.m. to noon Sundays.

"The Pet Pantry is in the horse barn at rear of the shelter property at the Camarillo Airport. Park near the corner of Aviation Drive and Convair and walk through the back gates to the barn.

"Food donations are welcomed.

"For more information, call (805) 388-4341 or go to www.vcar.us or e-mail info@vcar.us.


http://portal.countyofventura.org/portal/page?_pageid=1313,5004537&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

Camarillo Shelter Pet Pantry

During these hard economic times, we need to remember that pets need to eat too.  Through the generous support of Petco, local food stores and many individuals, Camarillo Shelter has opened a Pet Pantry that offers dry and canned dog and cat food.

Pantry

Hours:             Sunday Mornings

                        10 AM to Noon

                        (Or when food runs out)

 Location:        Camarillo Shelter Horse Barn

Located at rear of shelter property by horse corrals

(Park near corner of Aviation Dr. and Convair St. and walk to barn)

If you would like to make a donation to the Pet Pantry, small donations can be dropped off at the shelter’s front office, Monday through Saturday, 8am to 6pm.  Contact the number below for larger donations.


For more information on the Pet Pantry, call 388-4341 or email info@vcar.us .

more information-

http://www.vcstar.com/news/2009/oct/21/pet-pantry-will-offer-free-food-for-animals/

Ventura County Star October 21, 2009

People who need a helping hand to feed their pets during the current economic downturn can now get help from a new service being offered by the Ventura County Animal Shelter in Camarillo.

On Sunday mornings, the shelter is offering a weekly Pet Pantry where pet owners can get free food for their dogs and cats.

The new pet pantry will be the only formal free pet food program of its kind in Ventura County and although the Department of Animal regulation and control also operates an animal shelter in Simi Valley, the pet pantry is only available at the Camarillo location.


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 10:11:29 AM
California-Ontario-

http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_13546645

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin October 12, 2009

ONTARIO - The story of financially-strapped families has become all too familiar for Pastor Jonathon Edwards.

The Bethel United Church of Christ pastor said families are not only being forced to give up their homes, but they are also being forced to give up a member of their family - their pet.

In an effort to help struggling families, Bethel UCC has partnered with Rancho Cucamonga-based UHS Schools and Ontario Veterinary Hospital to start up the Furry Friends Pet Food Bank.

The bank will pass out pet food on the last Saturday of every month, said Edwards, who owns two dogs.

The first pet food collection will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the Stater Bros., 1939 E. 4th St. in Ontario.

The food drive will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. For information about the pet food bank, call the church office at (909) 984-9111.


Update- January 8, 2010

http://www.insidesocal.com/ontarionow/

I have a couple of more updates for you from Jonathon Edwards, of Bethel United Church of Christ in Ontario regarding his pet food bank.
Here are some details about what they are in need:


-unopened dry dog food
-cash donations to buy pet food (tax deductible)
-volunteers to help out on distribution days or to help with food drives

Donations of any kind can be received in the church office from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Thursday or at other times if they call.
Also, Edwards is asking people who come to receive food to either bring their pets or bring their license or vaccine records.

Also, as a reminder, rain or shine, holidays or no holidays, the church will always have their pet food bank distribution on the last Saturday of every month.

Bethel United Church of Christ is located at 536 N. Euclid or you can call their office at 909-984-9111


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 10:12:48 AM
http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/localnews/ci_11823441

California-Santa Cruz-

"As the economy sputters, local pet owners struggle to feed their animal friends, according to the Santa Cruz Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

"Aid requests at Heather's Pet Food Bank, which is run by the society, have increased 50 percent compared to a year ago, said Executive Director Lisa Carter.

"According to Bark magazine, Heather's Pet Food Bank is one of the nation's oldest and largest pet food banks in the nation. The society distributes 7,000 pounds of dog and cat food to needy pet owners every month, Carter said.

"The pet food bank started 10 years ago and is named in memory of Heather Zir, a local musician and animal advocate. Zir's family donated money in her name to help the society build a storage facility for the bank."

Heather's Food Pantry is part of the Santa Cruz SPCA.

Updating:

http://www.santacruzspca.org/foodbank.html

Heather’s Pet Food Bank regularly distributes over 7,000 pounds of food a month to economically challenged and senior pet owners. With the economy in a recession, this special program is helping many families cope with enormously difficult times.
 
If you're having a tough time making ends meet, stop by and pick up some food.

WHERE:  2685 Chanticleer Avenue  Santa Cruz, California

WHEN:  Every Friday 4:00-6:00 PM

Mailing Address

Santa Cruz SPCA
PO Box 3800
Santa Cruz, CA 95063

Physical Address
 
Santa Cruz SPCA
2685 Chanticleer Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
 
Adoption Center:(831) 465-5000
Fax: (831) 479-8530


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 10:13:55 AM
http://www.tehachapinews.com/home/ViewPost/97658

TehachapiNews

Tehachapi, California-

"S.T.O.P., Save Tehachapi’s Orphaned Pets, is reaching out to Tehachapi cat lovers who are having a difficult time making ends meet.

"On Saturday, April 25, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., S.T.O.P. volunteers will pass out two bags of cat food per Tehachapi family during their regular adoption day activities at the Radio Shack and Books & Crannies.

"Supplies are limited to about 60 bags of cat food and S.T.O.P. asks that only residents in real need partake. All S.T.O.P. asks in return is your name, address and phone number for our records.
Records may be used later to apply for certain grants.

"Last month S.T.O.P. received a large load of pet food from Josh Pasewaldt, the owner of Newbury Park Feed.

“"We kept what we thought we would need for our foster families and passed out the rest to the Tehachapi Humane Society, SOS Dobie, Beagles and Buddies, Rainbow Rescue and Pet Matchmakers. But we still have quite a bit of cat food and we want to put it to good use,” said Chelley Kitzmiller, a founding member of S.T.O.P.

"S.T.O.P. is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) in it’s second year of operation. To date the Stoppers have successfully rescued and adopted out over 200 cats and dogs. Additionally, the organization has put aside $7000 toward building a shelter facility in Tehachapi. For membership information of volunteer opportunities, please call our recorded S.T.O.P. line 823-4100."

Updating-

California-Kern County-

http://thestoppers.org/

STOP-Save Tehachapi's Orphaned Pets
785 Tucker Road, Suite G, Box 460
Tehachapi CA 93561
661-823-4100

contact@thestoppers.org


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 10:15:26 AM
http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/homepage/x108125396

Taft, California

More and more people are finding it hard to make ends meet in these tough times.

That means feeding pets that many consider a part of their family, too, is something some people just can’t afford.

Volunteers and the Taft NEEDS Center are trying to do something about that.

Food for pets is now available through the center, located at 110 Asher Ave, along with other forms of assistance.


“We’re dealing with people just struggling to get by,” said NEEDS Center Director Bill Wickwire. “Sometimes pets just get left out because there are other issues.”

Linda Hodges donated her own money to buy dog and cat food to hand out with the people food for people dealing with tough times, an local businesses have also given bags of food.

Hodges has run her own animal rescue operation in the area, taking unwanted pets and finding the foster homes, permanent homes or taking them to no-kill shelters in Ojai or San Luis Obispo.

She said families running out of money for human needs often end up abandoning pets.

The NEEDS Center already has its hands full providing assistance with rent, utilities, food and clothing, and Hodges thanked Wickwire for taking on the project “out of the goodness of his heart.”
Hodges and Wickwire said they welcome donations of pet food or cash to purchase it.

The NEEDS Center is open Monday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Call 763-4888 and leave a message if you want to help out.


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 10:17:00 AM
California-Orange County-

More information-

http://www.ocregister.com/news/pet-219154-food-group.html

Orange County Register November 12, 2009

Friends of Lake Forest Animals and The Pet Rescue Center have again teamed up on "Pet Food for the Unemployed."

The program provides free food to jobless pet owners. Organizers would like to see proof of unemployment. The event is from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Affordable Spay and Neuter in Laguna Hills, 24861 Alicia Parkway, Suite D. The clinic will also offer low-cost spay and neuter services, vaccines and microchipping.

This will be this month's only giveaway. December's giveaway at will held at the same location on Dec. 4.

FOLFA regularly donates pet food to The South County Outreach where more than 300 families a month are able to receive help in caring for their animals. Those unable attend Friday's event can visit the South Orange County Outreach food bank during their normal business hours.


http://www.sco-oc.org/contactus.html

South County Outreach
26776 Vista Terrace
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Phone: 949-380-8144


http://www.catchannel.com/community/pet-food-banks.aspx

California
Friends of Lake Forest Animals and South County Outreach Pet food bank for dogs, cats, birds.
26776 Vista Terrace, Lake Forest, Calif. Call 949-722-1511.


http://www.folfa.org/contact

Contact page FOLFA.

http://www.folfa.org/how-you-can-help-animals

Pet Food Drive
FOLFA collects pet food to deliver to area food banks to help our struggling neighbors for their pets.


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 20, 2009, 11:28:32 AM
California-Sonoma county-

http://www.sonic.net/~pals/mission/mission.html

Pets Are Loving Support
P. O. Box 1539
Guerneyville, CA 95446
707-887-2779

Pets Are Loving Support is a non-profit agency organized to improve the quality of life of people with AIDS by preserving and promoting the human/animal bond through the care and maintenance of their animal companions.

We Do:

Provide immediate assistance to clients upon registration. Application, proof of SSI or financial need and letter of diagnosis required.

Provide volunteers to exercise animals for clients whose health prevents it.

Cage, tank and litter box cleaning and other hygienic assistance for clients whose health requires it.

Regular home deliveries of free pet food for clients with limited mobility.

Foster care and adoption services for our clients' animals when necessary.

Coordinate visits to the veterinarian and vaccination clinics. Provide transportation for pets of clients with limited mobility.

Arrange discounted veterinary services for our clients' animals, and provide an interest free loan and payment plan for clients with financial needs.


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 25, 2009, 08:16:03 PM
California-Lake Arrowhead-

http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/CA780.html

Mountains Humane Society
P.O. Box 452
Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352
Phone: 909-337-6422

mountainshumanesociety@hotmail.com

http://sites.google.com/site/nationwidecatrescue/Home/listing-by-state-of-pet-food-pantries (http://sites.google.com/site/nationwidecatrescue/Home/listing-by-state-of-pet-food-pantries)

Mountains' Humane Society – Lake Arrowhead (Pet Food, Spay/Neuter Assistance)

Have two website links for the society--neither of them are working correctly.  If you are in this area and in need, suggest contacting them as they are shown as having a pet food bank.

http://74.125.95.132/search?q=cache:a6MewwzzCxUJ:76.246.230.227:8082/+pet+food+bank&hl=en&gl=us&strip=1 (http://74.125.95.132/search?q=cache:a6MewwzzCxUJ:76.246.230.227:8082/+pet+food+bank&hl=en&gl=us&strip=1)

The link is from Google cached page-text only:

We have been getting more and more requests for pet food(s) from low income families so they can feed their pets.  If you would like to help us with this need, please send a check payable to MHS and indicate "food bank" in the memo section or on the envelope.  This money will be used to purchase and deliver food to these families. If you would like a tax receipt, we would be more than happy to supply that to you; just ask!


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 29, 2009, 08:47:54 PM
California-Redondo Beach/Culver City area-

Note-this is for cats only.

http://www.acatstale.org/A_Cat_s_Tale_Home.html

A Cat's Tale
4001 Inglewood Avenue
Ste 101-285
Redondo Beach, CA 90278-1121

info@acatstale.org
(310) 973-9353

http://www.acatstale.org/Ways_To_Help.html

PET FOOD BANK
When pet food or litter is donated to us, we are happy to distribute it to low-income families with pets in our area.

If you would like to contribute to this effort, cat food may be brought to the PETCO in Culver City and please mark it for A Cat's Tale - Pet Food Bank.


Contact them for more information.


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 29, 2009, 09:05:50 PM
California-San Mateo-

http://www.samaritanhouse.com/new/home/index.shtml

Samaritan House
Client Services
4031 Pacific Blvd., San Mateo, CA 94403
(Second Floor)
Phone: 650-347-3648
Fax: 650-347-6066
Hours:
First come, first served:
Mon., Wed, Fri, 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.and 1 - 5 p.m.
By appointment only:
Tues. and Thurs., 10 a.m - 12 p.m. and 1- 5 p.m.

Food Pantry
4031 Pacific Blvd., San Mateo, CA 94403
Phone: 650-703-3398
Hours: Mon.- Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.


http://www.smdailyjournal.com/article_preview.php?id=103946&eddate=01/12/2009 (http://www.smdailyjournal.com/article_preview.php?id=103946&eddate=01/12/2009)

San Mateo Daily Journal January 19, 2009

"news about how your local animal shelter, the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA, is sharing some of its donations. Throughout the year, we receive donated pet food and supplies. If it’s unopened, we accept it! And since we need to feed a consistent brand of food for the shelter animals’ sake, we redistribute donated food that isn’t “our” brand. We give food away with some adoptions or during community clinics. Given the current economic climate, we figured it was time for a more structured pet food bank. We handpicked Samaritan House as a partner and will make the first of what we hope is several annual pet food deliveries to their organization this Thursday. Samaritan House and other, local human services agencies have experience getting food to less fortunate people. And, we know some of those people have pets. As an organization that is all about making matches, we think we just found a winner."


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on January 04, 2010, 07:25:13 PM
California-Concord-Contra Costa County-

http://www.mycaringvet.com/whats_news.aspx

HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF PEOPLE AND PETS IN YOUR COMMUNITY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

"The economic downturn has left more families struggling financially. Some pet guardians may feel the need to surrender or abandon their cat or dog.  In order to help these families, Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) and Bollinger Canyon Animal Hospital are partnering to collect pet food for Contra Costa families in need. The goal is to collect 2,500 pounds of food during the holiday season. The pet food collected will be given away at local food banks along with the traditional foods.
 
"Dr. Sandy Block of Bollinger Canyon Animal Hospital in San Ramon and a member of the Board of Directors of ARF believes there are too many pets who are going without sufficient nourishment during this economic downturn. Dr. Block said, "Some pet caregivers are having to make difficult decisions and the bottom line is they simply do not have enough funds available to feed their pets". "We're asking others who are able to assist, to please do so", said Dr. Block.

"Donations of cat and/or dog food, wet or dry that is unexpired and unopened can be dropped off at:

BOLLINGER CANYON ANIMAL HOSPITAL
400 MONTGOMERY ST (Corner of Bollinger Canyon & Alcosta Blvd.) SAN RAMON, CA 94583

Collection Times:
December 1 - December 30, 2009
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

If you need pet food, please contact:

Salvation Army
3950 Clayton Road, Concord
925.676.6180
Lauri Vint, ext. 10 or Karen Shreve, ext. 11


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on January 10, 2010, 08:15:59 AM
California-Anderson-

http://www.havenhumane.net/contact-us.asp

Haven Humane Society
7449 Eastside Rd
Anderson, CA 96007
Shelter:  (530) 241-1653
Clinic:  (530) 241-1658


http://www.redding.com/news/2010/jan/09/north-state-in-brief-jan-10-2010/

Redding.com January 10, 2010

Supplies are low at Haven's pet-food bank

"A pet-food bank is in urgent need of resupply at the Haven Humane Society in Redding.


"Feed for puppies and dogs, as well as food for kittens and cats, is needed at the shelter, Haven CEO Raymond John said.

"Some individuals and businesses have organized pet-food drives, but more help is needed, John said.

""We could certainly use another big boost right now," John said.

"Call 241-1653 for more information about the program."

Though there's no information about the food bank on the shelter's website, the news story indicates they do operate a pet food bank--contact them for more information.


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on February 10, 2010, 06:17:49 AM
California-Orange county-

http://www.ruffrescue.org/

http://www.ruffrescue.org/contact/

R.U.F.F.-Rescuing Unwanted Furry Friends
P.O. Box 1140
Laguna Beach CA 92652
Phone: (949) 580 - 1092


"RUFF (Rescuing Unwanted Furry Friends) is a caring non-profit organization dedicated to helping pets and their owners with financial assistance for veterinary care. We have been helping sick, injured, and abandoned animals since 1989. Also, RUFF financially supports animal rescues from "KILL" shelters. On average, RUFF volunteers have helped over 1000 animals every year by provideing financial support. Poor economic conditions have greatly increased RUFF's need for donations.

http://www.ruffrescue.org/docs/spring2010.pdf

Spring Newsletter 2010-page 2

"We distribute approximately 800lbs of pet food to the South County Outreach Food Bank and to recently unemployed pet owners each week.

"We collect canned and dry dog and cat food and a variety of bird food.  Call 949-722-1511 for more information."


http://www.sco-oc.org/contactus.html

South County Outreach
26776 Vista Terrace
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Phone: 949-380-8144


http://www.ocregister.com/news/pet-233305-food-forest.html

Orange County Register February 9, 2010

Pet Food Giveaway Saturday, February 13, 2010

LAKE FOREST – "Seniors and the unemployed can get free food for their pets this Saturday thanks to several South County pet charities.

"The free pet food giveaway –sponsored by Rescuing Unwanted Furry Friends – will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the Pet Rescue Center located in the Alicia Pet Care Center, 25800 Jeronimo Rd, Ste 100, in Mission Viejo.

"More information: 949-768-1313"


Update--

http://www.ocregister.com/news/pet-237019-food-forest.html

Orange County Register March 2, 2010

Seniors and the unemployed can get free food for their pets this Saturday (March 6) thanks to several South County pet charities.

The free pet food giveaway –sponsored by Rescuing Unwanted Furry Friends – will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the Pet Rescue Center located in the Alicia Pet Care Center, 25800 Jeronimo Rd, Ste 100, in Mission Viejo.


Update-

http://www.ocregister.com/news/pet-243263-food-center.html

Orange County Register April 8, 2010

LAKE FOREST – "Seniors and the unemployed can get free food for their pets Saturday (April 10), thanks to several South County pet charities.

"The free pet food giveaway – sponsored by Rescuing Unwanted Furry Friends – will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the Pet Rescue Center located in the Alicia Pet Care Center, 25800 Jeronimo Road, Suite 100, in Mission Viejo. Participants can pick up free dog, cat and bird food. More than 150 people have benefitted from the event this year.

"Donations for the food drive can be taken to the Pet Rescue Center or visit
www.ruffrescue.org.


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on February 16, 2010, 07:31:13 AM
California-Hemet-San Jacinto area-

http://www.ramonahumanesociety.org/

Ramona Humane Society
690 Humane Way
San Jacinto, CA
951-654-8002


http://www.pe.com/localnews/rivcounty/stories/PE_News_Local_W_epetfood16.44a9ab3.html (http://www.pe.com/localnews/rivcounty/stories/PE_News_Local_W_epetfood16.44a9ab3.html)

Press-Enterprise.com Feburary 16, 2010

Ramona shelter program helps financially struggling pet owners

"The Ramona Humane Society's shelter accepted 1,674 pounds of pet food from McSweeny Elementary School students on Friday that will mostly be distributed to pet owners arriving daily who say they can no longer afford to feed Rover and Mittens.

"The shelter on Humane Way in San Jacinto cares for 300 cats and 400 dogs.

""I have two dogs at home and I can't imagine dogs suffering," said fifth-grader Myriam Valencia.

"Pet owners can receive a free bag of pet food four times a year after showing identification."


Contact them for more information.


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on February 16, 2010, 12:48:08 PM
California-Calaveras, Amador and other nearby counties-

http://theresourceconnection.net/contact/locations.php

http://theresourceconnection.net/programs/nutrition/foodbank.php

The Resource Connection
Calaveras County-
1113 Highway 49-Building 2, Suite 2
San Andreas, CA 95249
754-3114

Amador County-
18077 Conductor Boulevard
Sutter Creek, CA 95685
223-1624


info@theresourceconnection.net

http://theresourceconnection.net/programs/nutrition/foodbank.php

754-1257

The Resource Connection’s Food Bank offers opportunities for eligible Calaveras County families and individuals to receive nutritious food at the main San Andreas site and at mobile pantries and food distribution locations.


http://theresourceconnection.net/programs/nutrition/food_bank/family_assistance.php

Pet Food Voucher Program

Provides vouchers for pet for for eligible families.


Contact them for more information.


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on March 23, 2010, 06:11:55 PM
California-Yolo county-

http://www.yolocounty.org/Index.aspx?page=1135

Yolo County Animal Services
2640 E Gibson Road
Woodland, CA
(530) 668-5287


http://www.dailydemocrat.com/news/ci_14741137

Daily Democrat-March 23, 2010

"Pet food and supplies are being provided by the Yolo County Animal Control in an effort to help keep people and their families together.

"Announced Tuesday by Yolo Sheriff' Ed Prieto the program is called "Mouse's Food Pantry."

"The purpose of "Mouse's Food Pantry" is to help those who don't have enough money for food or supplies for their pets.

"Fletcher reported the only requirement for pet owners will be to provide proof of residence within Yolo County. It is preferred that the pet food bank recipient's pets are altered, vaccinated and dogs are licensed.

"For those that are not, Animal Services will provide help and resources to do so.

""Mouse's Food Pantry" is made possible by the pet food donations by local vendors and private donors. Supplies will be available on a first come first serve basis as supplies are made available to the shelter. The amount provided to individuals will be based on the number of pets per household.

""We ask that you limit your visit for this service to one time per month," Fletcher stated. "Businesses or individuals who would like to donate to this cause are welcome to provide dry and or canned cat or dog food, cat litter, rabbit food, treats and toys and any supplies used for the care of pets.

""Mouse's Food Pantry" is located at Yolo County Animal Services, 2640 E Gibson Road, Woodland. The hours of operation are Wednesday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Saturday from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. People are welcome to call the shelter at 668-5287, Ext. 0, during business hours to check on available supplies."


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on April 16, 2010, 06:02:43 PM
California-Long Beach-

http://www.lbrm.org/

Long Beach Rescue Mission
1430 Pacific Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90813
Phone: (562) 591-1292


Note-this is for the homeless only.

http://www.gazettes.com/articles/2010/04/16/community_news/doc4bc8b452a138e568136952.txt

Gazettes.com April 16, 2010

Homeless Population’s Pets Receive Overnight Stay

"The issue of homeless people unable to seek services (or using their pets as excuses to not seek services) because they will have no way to care for their animal companions is a very real problem, Lewis added. At Lewis’s request, on March 23, the spcaLA P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village and Education Center in Long Beach donated four pet crates of varying sizes, large bags of dog and cat food, and around 10 blankets to LBRM. The pet supplies are stored at the Rescue Mission’s Samaritan House shelter for men at 1335 Pacific Ave. Providing housing for pets of the homeless population is an innovative idea and can pose risks at other area shelters because of the potential liability and the lack of space in facilities, Lewis said. Many organizations struggle to maintain the services they offer for homeless men, women and children, yet alone accommodate four-legged companions.

"There are two types of homeless people who have pets,” Lewis said. “The first is those who just became homeless and might have to turn their pet in to an (animal) shelter or to a neighbor. The other group is the chronic homeless. To them, their pet is their only friend or their last friend. It’s the only thing that they can trust, and it follows the concept of people picking up fellow strays.”

"Before the crates arrived, Lewis said homeless people would visit Samaritan House for lunches or dinners and secure their pets with leashes or ropes in the facility’s outdoor courtyard. Now pets can remain safe in crates while their owners eat meals or spend the night at the LBRM’s emergency shelters.

"“We’ve got the informal go-ahead from the city to fence and pave the lot (next to the Samaritan House) and we can incorporate a kennel in the lot,” Lewis said. “As soon as we got the crates, we had an immediate need for them, although there aren’t a large number of homeless people around with pets.”

"Madeline Bernstein, president of spcaLA, said last month was the first time the spcaLA has donated crates to an organization serving the homeless population. Bernstein agreed with Lewis’s observation that homeless individuals will not seek shelter or services if they have to leave their pets behind.

“"A homeless person would rather die than be parted from their pet,” Bernstein said. “It’s an intense bond. I think that the homeless should be allowed to have a pet as long as it’s well cared for. From what I’ve observed, pets often look like they are in better shape than (their owners).”

"Jennifer Booker, co-founder of Long Beach-based Pink Kitty Radio, is one of the organizers for a donation drive and fundraiser for the homeless of Long Beach, called “Buddy’s Day.” Starting at 7 p.m. tonight, Monday, donations of clothing, hygiene items, non-perishable food, blankets and pet supplies will be collected at Hamburger Mary’s Long Beach, 740 E. Broadway.

“"Summer is coming and people are used to having creature comforts like air conditioning,” Booker said. “It inspired us wanting to gather as many supplies as we could … for pets, leashes, flea and tick collars, and dry food would help. Anything we have left over is going to the (Long Beach Multi Service Center), a shelter with a daycare program.”"


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on April 18, 2010, 03:27:43 PM
California-Yolo county-Woodland-

http://www.local-worship.com/church/Christian-Church-Disciples-Of-Christ-32161.html (http://www.local-worship.com/church/Christian-Church-Disciples-Of-Christ-32161.html)

Christian Church Disciples Of Christ
509 COLLEGE STREET
Woodland, California 95695
phone: 530-662-9356


http://www.dailydemocrat.com/bulletinboard/ci_14909112

Woodland Daily Democrat April 18, 2010

Saturday, May 1, 9 a.m. Pet food will be given out to families in need of help feeding their pets until 11 a.m. at the Christian Church parking lot, 509 College St., Woodland. For information, contact Polly Nelson at 662-3595.

Right now, this is all the information we have about this program.  The church doesn't appear to have a website.  Suggest calling Polly Nelson at the number given to learn more about any possible requirements, and so on.


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on June 08, 2010, 08:32:51 PM
California-statewide-

http://www.princechunkfoundation.org/index.php

Prince Chunk Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 8044
Blackwood, NJ 08012-1522
T. +1.856.302.6373
F. +1.856.245.7840
E.
info@princechunkfoundation.org

The Prince Chunk Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that enables pet owners to keep their pets during times of financial crisis by providing temporary assistance to pet owners throughout New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and California. Providing this aid is critical to achieve a lower animal abandonment rate, and most importantly, a lower euthanasia rate nationally.

http://www.princechunkfoundation.org/pet-food-assistance.php

The Pet Food Assistance program provides financially struggling pet owners with three months’ supply of pet food during times of financial hardship to alleviate the stress of paying for pet food during a time of financial crisis.

Any pet owners who seek this assistance are encouraged to complete an application which can be found below. Please be sure to check our “Maximum Family Income Eligibility” Document to ensure you qualify.

Please note that the processing time for these requests can take up to 2 weeks.


http://www.princechunkfoundation.org/assets/pdfs/pet-food-assistance-program/maximum-income-eligibility.pdf (http://www.princechunkfoundation.org/assets/pdfs/pet-food-assistance-program/maximum-income-eligibility.pdf)

Eligibility guidelines link

http://www.princechunkfoundation.org/assets/pdfs/pet-food-assistance-program/required-documentation-list.pdf (http://www.princechunkfoundation.org/assets/pdfs/pet-food-assistance-program/required-documentation-list.pdf)

Required documentation link

http://www.princechunkfoundation.org/assets/pdfs/pet-food-assistance-program/application.pdf (http://www.princechunkfoundation.org/assets/pdfs/pet-food-assistance-program/application.pdf)

Application link

Please return your completed application, along with any required attachments, to:

Prince Chunk Foundation, Inc.
“Pet Food Assistance Program”
P.O. Box 8044
Blackwood, NJ 08012-1522

If you have any questions regarding our Pet Food Assistance Program, please contact us on 856-302-6373 or e-mail us.


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on July 03, 2010, 05:43:52 AM
California-Santa Maria valley-

http://www.smvhs.org/

http://www.smvhs.org/contact-us

Santa Maria Valley Humane Society
751 Black Road
Santa Maria, CA 93458
tel: 805.349.3435
fax: 805.349.0066


http://www.santamariatimes.com/news/opinion/mailbag/article_e075f78a-8660-11df-a1d5-001cc4c03286.html (http://www.santamariatimes.com/news/opinion/mailbag/article_e075f78a-8660-11df-a1d5-001cc4c03286.html)

Santa Maria Times July 2, 2010

"On behalf of our board, staff and animals, the Santa Maria Valley Humane Society would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to both the Santa Maria Valley Leadership Class of 2010 and McKeon-Phillips Winery for organizing separate fundraising events to help the animals last weekend.

"All on their own, generous people came together to make a difference for the animals, and we are deeply touched by their support. The SMV Leadership’s Stuff the Pet Food Pantry food drive was an incredible success.

"Weeks of preparation and promotion resulted in the collection of more than 100 bags of pet food along with toys, treats, canned food, collars and leashes. We are so impressed by their dedication and hard work. Local business leaders used their own businesses and resources to help promote the event and serve as collection sites for food and supplies."

Their website has no details about the pantry or how to qualify for it; if you are in this area and need help, please contact the society for more information.


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on August 20, 2010, 06:27:34 PM
California-Placer county-

http://www.placerspca.org/services6.htm

Placer SPCA
150 Corporation Yard Road
Roseville, CA 95678 
(916) 782-SPCA (7722)
(530) 885-PETS (7387) 
Fax: (916) 782-8655 


Food Assistance

The Placer SPCA is here to help the companion animals of Placer County and their owners in times of financial hardship.  We are happy to donate pet food when available to those in need. Please visit the Placer SPCA during normal center hours or call the Animal Care Manager at (916) 782-7722 x. 114 or (530) 885-7387 x. 114 to sign up for food assistance or to learn more about this program.


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on August 20, 2010, 06:53:01 PM
California-Orange county-

http://home.earthlink.net/~babegee/index.html

Saddleback ValleyHumane Society & SPCA
949-262-5859

info@svhs-spca.org

Pet Food from the "Barrel Program" for distribution to other organizations, breed rescues, and needy individuals.

For further information, please call the Society.


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on August 20, 2010, 07:05:02 PM
California-Orange county-

http://www.aaloc.com/about.html

http://www.aaloc.com/pet_aid.html

Animal Assistance League of Orange County
15102 Jackson St.
Midway City, CA, 92655
(714) 893.4393

aaloc@aaloc.org

Programs : Pet Aid

This program provides financial donations to low-income, elderly and disabled pet owners who need help with transportation, emergency and routine veterinary care, as well as pet food supplies for those suffering financial hardships.


Pet Food Drive

AALOC receives calls regularly from pet owners who plead for pet food to feed their pets who have not eaten in several days, from pet owners who are now having to live in their cars with their pets, and those who have found themselves suddenly unemployed and not able to make ends meet. A bag of pet food can be lifesaving and keep a pet owner from having to abandon a pet at a shelter because of hard times.

AALOC accepts donations of pet food for distribution to pet owners suffering financial hardship. Pet food must be unopened, not expired, and have donor information attached. Please contact AALOC to help feed our neighbors pets during hard times: aaloc@aaloc.org  or (714) 893-4393.


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on November 22, 2010, 06:51:12 PM
California-Alameda, Contra Costa counties-

http://www.berkeleyhumane.org/programs/petfoodpantry

Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society
2700 Ninth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
510.845.7735

info@berkeleyhumane.org

Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society launched the Pet Food Pantry in 2010 to provide free monthly pet food to low-income pet guardians in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Since its inception in February 2010, Pet Food Pantry has given out over 2,500 pounds of food, plus donated collars, leashes and other pet supplies.

Hours & Location
Pet Food Pantry is open on the third Saturday of every month from 11 AM - 1 PM from the warehouse at the BEBHS facility at 2700 Ninth Street in Berkeley. Prospective clients are encouraged to bring completed applications to these monthly events, and are usually able to take home their first supply of free pet food that day.

Sign Up
Eligible persons are low-income pet guardians residing in Alameda or Contra Costa Counties. Pets may only be dogs or cats and must be spayed/neutered.

You may download an application (PDF) or request one via email pawseb@berkeleyhumane.org or by phone at (510) 845-7735, x205. Verification of monthly income, residency, and spay/neuter is required.

http://www.berkeleyhumane.org/upload/documents/PetFoodPantry_application.pdf

Application link

Donate Food
The Pet Food Pantry is always accepting donations of unopened, dry or wet dog and cat food. Donations can be dropped off at our warehouse located at 2700 Ninth Street in Berkeley, Monday-Friday, 10 AM - 5 PM.


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on January 24, 2013, 02:54:59 PM
Silicon Valley area

http://hssv.convio.net/site/PageServer?pagename=updated_home

Humane Society Silicon Valley
901 Ames Ave.
Milpitas, CA 95035
408-262-2133


http://hssv.convio.net/site/PageServer?pagename=donate_petpantry

Donations of food and cash are accepted.  Information is at the link.

If you need help, this is also at the link:

"Are you experiencing financial hardship and in need of pet food? Please contact us, we can help. Your companion animal(s) must be spayed or neutered to recieve assistance. If the animals are intact, owner has 60 days to have the animal(s) spayed or neutered(or have an appointment scheduled)"

Phone: 408-262-2133 x393

Email: petpantry@hssv.org


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on January 25, 2013, 07:58:09 PM
Riverside county

http://rcdas.org/home/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=374:pet-food-pantry-offered-for-those-in-need&catid=8:news-releases&Itemid=42

http://www.theaskfoundation.org/ActivitiesandEvents.html

ASK Cafe
Riverside County/City Animal Shelter
6851 Van Buren Blvd.
Jurupa Valley, CA 92509
951-358-7387
(951) 777-5341 (ASK Foundation)

The ASK Foundation distributes free dog and cat food to low Income owners on a first come, first served basis on the last Wednesday of each month.  Distribution will be at the Riverside County/City Animal Shelter located at 6851 Van Buren Blvd. Jurupa Valley, CA 92509.

Eligible recipients must bring a picture ID proving residence in Riverside County and one or more of the following: MediCal ID, food stamp ID, WIC ID, Section 8 housing documentation or income tax return/W-2 information that demonstrates the recipient meets state qualifications of low income.


Contact the ASK Foundation or the Riverside County Shelter for more information about how to apply.