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Title: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 12:41:05 PM
Indiana-Bloomington-

http://volunteer.united-e-way.org/cobvn/org/10297671693.html

United-Way of Monroe County
Back To Basics Project
7444 State Road 45 E.
Unionville, IN 47468
(812) 331-2980
(812) 331-2985


The Back to Basics Project seeks to address the fundamental needs of both companion animals and under-served individuals in the Midwest. Our purpose is to ensure a more equitable distribution of resources to the disadvantaged in rural areas.

Description:
Our two initial projects are a pet food pantry and teaching beginning grant writing.

History:
The Back to Basics Project was organized by a group of concerned citizens in Indiana who feel the abundant resources in our country are sometimes misdirected. BTBP seeks to address the fundamental needs of both companion animals and under-served individuals.

http://volunteer.united-e-way.org/cobvn/org/giftmatch/10297673479.html

Agency:  Back To Basics Project
Donation name:  Pet Food And Supplies
Description:  Any brand cat food, any brand dog food, any brand kitty litter.

Our pet food pantry is working with Area 10 to deliver pet food along with “people food” to home bound and disabled pet owners.
 
Quantity:  unlimited
Age:  not specified
Gender:  not specified

Contact them for more information.


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 12:42:47 PM
Indiana-Johnson County-

http://www.indy.com/posts/60857

http://www.indy.com/posts/where-to-donate-pet-food-and-supplies

Molly's Meals
To request help, call Molly’s Meals at (317) 859-6837 or the Johnson County Humane Society at (317) 535-6626.


"Out of work and financially strapped, Staci Young grew desperate to avoid what she considers unthinkable: giving up three members of her family.

"To feed the family’s dogs, Coot and Rylee, and cat Karma, Young turned to a Greenwood woman who offers a rare service: the home delivery of free pet food and cat litter to Johnson County families in need.

"Donations for Molly’s Meals are collected at drop-off sites; most are retail stores."

How to donate to Molly’s Meals

To donate pet food and other supplies to Molly’s Meals, including cat litter and flea collars, go to any of these locations:

Mind Body Soul, 77 N. Madison Ave., Greenwood.

Auntie Leila’s Pet Salon and Barkery, 50 N. Madison Ave., Greenwood.

Speck’s Pet Supplies,in retail center just southeast of Ind. 135 and Main Street, Greenwood.

Pet Supplies&More, 201 N. U.S. 31, Whiteland.

Humane Society of Johnson County, 3827 N. Graham Road, Franklin.


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 12:43:49 PM
Indiana-West Lafayette-

http://tricountytnr.giving.officelive.com/food_pantry.aspx

http://tricountytnr.giving.officelive.com/contactus.aspx

Hope for Pets Food Pantry
Founded by TriCounty TNR and Seeds of Hope Ministries

Seeds of Hope
505 S 3rd St
Lafayette, IN 47905-1014
(765) 838-2413


TriCounty TNR
nlallen48@hotmail.com
http://tricountytnr.giving.officelive.com/contactus.aspx
Contact Us page link.

http://tricountytnr.giving.officelive.com/food_pantry.aspx

TriCounty TNR and Seeds of Hope Ministries co-founded Hope for Pets Food Pantry which goes that extra mile.

When families are faced with limited funds, purchasing food for their pets may be a challenge and Hope for Pets Food Pantry is available to help alleviate this issue.

The food pantry is located in Lafayette at the Buttery Shelf Eatery, 927 Main Street and is open to the public the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Not only does Hope for Pets provide much needed pet food to families in need, they also hope to assist with altering pets in the future and are beginning a pet food coupon bank.

Make a donation to Hope for Pets. Donations of pet food and supplies may be dropped off at the Buttery Shelf Eatery during the pantry hours (location and hours noted above). Also consider donating any unused pet food coupons you may have.

This is the information I have from the TriCounty TNR website; suggest contacting them for more information about the pantry.

Update-

http://www.jconline.com/article/20100428/NEWS/4280314

JC Online April 28, 2010

"Seeds of Hope Community Ministries has operated a food pantry in various locations for about 15 years. Its current site is behind the Buttery Shelf Eatery downtown.

"The food pantry organizers quickly realized there also was a need to help the distressed families feed their pets. Thus was born the Hope for Pets Food Pantry, which operates side-by-side with the regular food pantry.

"The Tri-County Trap-Neuter-Return group and its volunteers oversee the pet food pantry, which has helped about 700 pets since it opened in December 2008.

""Many come here for people food and pet food," said volunteer Mona Martinek.

We always need more donations," said Andrews.

"We'll take opened food that a person's pet doesn't like, along with canned food and dry food."

"If people want to donate pet food, the Hope for Pets Food Pantry will arrange a drop-off time or go to the home to pick up the food."

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"The Hope for Pets Food Pantry needs donations of pet food and money. It is located behind the Buttery Shelf Eatery at 10th and Main streets.

"Call (765) 497-0954 or e-mail hope4pets2010@gmail.com  to arrange a donation delivery time or pick-up of the pet food.

"The pet food pantry is open from 9 to 10 a.m. on the second and fourth Saturday each month -- the same as the adjoining Seeds of Hope Food Pantry for people.

"To donate food, money or to volunteer for the food pantry, call (765) 714-3221 or (765) 479-0046.


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 12:44:18 PM
Indiana-Nashville-Brown County, Indiana-

http://www.bchumane.org/about/services/food.html

Brown County Humane Society
128 State Road 135
Nashville, IN 47448
812-988-7362

We offer Pet Food assistance to qualified applicants.  Contact the Shelter office at (812) 988-7362 for full details.



Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 12:45:44 PM
Indiana-Greenfield-Indianapolis area-

http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/IN353.html

http://www.pawshancock.org/info/display?PageID=6264

Partners for Animal Welfare Society Inc.
1278 N. State Street
Greenfield, IN 46140
Phone: 317-467-1816

pawshancock@aol.com

Partners for Animal Welfare Society, Inc. or P.A.W.S. is a 501(c)(3) entity and an Indiana not-for-profit corporation operating solely in Hancock County, Indiana. Our mission is to promote animal welfare through humane education and pet population control. Education is the cornerstone of all we do. Our programs include a foster pet program, a pet food pantry for low income pet owners, low cost spay/neuter programs and assistance, off-site adoption events for our foster pets and animal control shelter pets, and our classroom humane education programs.

Pet Food Pantry

Thanks to our corporate partners - Purina, Wal-Mart and Tractor Supply - and to individual donors,

P.A.W.S. is able to provide more than 10,000 pounds of pet food annually to Hancock County pet owners who are experiencing temporary financial difficulties and whose pets would otherwise go hungry.

Donated food can be dropped off at the Greenfield Tractor Supply Store, 1645 N. State Street, during its normal business hours.


Update-

The organization and its pet food pantry have now moved to larger quarters at:

http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/2e20a49029ce449ba6441fc461815d97/IN--Exchange-Cats-Caretakers

Schakel Center at 3141 W. U.S. 40.


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 12:47:49 PM
http://www.14wfie.com/Global/story.asp?S=9931665&nav=3w6o

WFIE-Vanderburgh County, Indiana

""A lot of people are having to turn them in because they're moving to more affordable housing, which is something we're seeing a lot of. So unfortunately our surrenders are up, and our adoptions aren't what they have been in the past," said Miranda Knight of the Vanderburgh Humane Society.

"The pet food pantry is now open only on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The humane society also accepts pet food donations to use in the pantry."


Updating-

Indiana-Evansville-Tri-State area-

http://www.vhslifesaver.org/community/programs.html

Vanderburgh Humane Society
400 Millner Industrial Drive 
Evansville, Indiana 47710
Mailing adddress: P.O. Box 6711
Evansville, Indiana 47719-6711
Phone: 812-426-2563
Fax: 812-426-2563

info@vhslifesaver.org

Resource and Assistance
The VHS serves as an important resource and offers assistance to the smaller animal shelters in the Tri-State area through training, resource tools and providing other pertinent information. The VHS knows that if other shelters do well, it will help all shelter animals in the long run.

In addition, the VHS acts as a resource to pet owners in the Tri-State by answering questions and solving problems they are having with pets in their home. The shelter understands that if problems can be solved or even prevented, the animal has a better chance of staying in the home and staying out of the shelter.

Finally, because our community is so supportive by donating food for the shelter animals, the VHS is able to offer other shelters and the public food for their animals in times of crises or during emergency situations

This is all the information about pet food on their website-suggest contacting them for more.


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 12:48:40 PM
http://www.14wfie.com/Global/story.asp?S=10249030

WFIE--Warrick County, Indiana-

"We're seeing more surrenders, people are just dropping cats off, and dogs off," Nancy Lybarger with the Warrick Co. Humane Society said. "If somebody does need animal food, if they need pet food, we have a pet food bank here."

"The Humane Society is a no-kill animal shelter. All pets are spayed and neutered before they go to a new home."

Updating-

Indiana-Newburgh-Warrick County-

http://www.warrickhumanesociety.org/

Warrick Humane Society
P.O Box 82
5722 Vann Road
Newburgh, Indiana 47630
Phone: 812-858-1132

whspac@yahoo.com

Warrick Humane Society understands that this is a rough time for not only families, but their pets, as well. For those who need it, we offer a pet food bank. We only ask that someone donate an hour of service for every 10 pounds of dog or cat food that you take. Please call before you come to make sure we have enough food to help you.

Please limit your visits to once a month so we are able to help more families.


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 12:50:19 PM
http://www.examiner.com/x-7768-Indianapolis-Pet-Rescue-Examiner~y2009m6d8-HSI-starts-pet-pantry-to-help-owners-keep-their-pets-in-tough-times (http://www.examiner.com/x-7768-Indianapolis-Pet-Rescue-Examiner~y2009m6d8-HSI-starts-pet-pantry-to-help-owners-keep-their-pets-in-tough-times)

Examiner.com June 9, 2009

Indianapolis, Indiana-

"The Humane Society of Indianapolis has decided to try to stop these animals from ever having to leave their homes. They have started a new pet pantry to aid people that are having financial difficulties. This program will help the pet's owner provide food for his pet rather than having to surrender it. You can drop off canned or bagged food for cats or dogs at the Humane Society. Their address is 7929 Michigan Rd in Indianapolis. You can also drop off monetary donations or donate online.  If that is not convenient, you can drop off donations at any of the area Pet Supplies Plus stores.  Donate to the Pet Pantry this month at Pet Supplies Plus and receive a coupon for a free dog wash."

http://indyhumane.org/

Humane Society of Indianapolis website

Updating-

Indiana-Indianapolis-

http://indyhumane.org/index.php/hsi/article/pet_food_pantry_donations_needed/

Humane Society of Indianapolis
7929 Michigan Road
Indianapolis, IN 46268
Phone: 317.872.5650
Fax: 317.876.2428

The Indy Humane Pet Food Bank at our shelter urgently needs cat and dog food donations. The Humane Society of Indianapolis offers these donations to pet owners facing financial difficulties due to job loss and medical concerns, and we hope that providing temporarily relief will help Central-Indiana families keep their pets when they otherwise might have no choice but to surrender their beloved cat or dog to a shelter or find them a new home.


As you can see in the image above, we have only a few large bags of pet food left. With the help of Pet Supplies “Plus” and 107.9 the Track, we held a tremendously successful pet food drive in June and collected several tons of food. However, the food was accepted by families in need nearly as fast as it was donated.

Large bags of dog and cat food are most urgently needed, but we also accept canned food, treats, opened bags of dry food, and food for other pets (you can see some rabbit and bird food in the right of the picture below. We hope to restock this shelf with bags of cat food.)

Please drop off any donations during shelter hours (at left), or between 8am - 5pm weekdays. Thank you for your support and compassion for your fellow pet-loving Hoosiers!

Suggest contacting them for information re: qualifications to receive food help.

Update:

http://indyferal.org/Literature/AnimalAssistance.pdf

Humane Society of Indianapolis, 7929 N. Michigan Rd. Indpls. IN 46268. Food pantry is open during normal
business hours for dog/cat owners. To receive assistance, pets should be spayed or neutered. Spay/neuter assistance is available. Limit
2 bags per person as resources allow. Leashes, bowls, litter pans & collars also available. Ph: 872-5650.


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 17, 2009, 12:51:43 PM
http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20090419/ZONE01/904190496 (http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20090419/ZONE01/904190496)

Courier-Journal April 19, 2009

Southern Indiana, Lousiville, Kentucky--

Local Church to Open Animal Food Bank

"The Church of the Advent (Episcopal) located at 901 Baxter in the Highlands will be opening an animal food bank to assist low income families/individuals who are faced with the choice of feeding their families or relinquishing their pet companions.

"The food bank will be open on the fourth Saturday of each month beginning with the fourth Saturday in May.

"Dog food, cat food and cat litter will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. This new ministry is designed to help provide a solution to the many dogs and cats who are regularly turned into local shelters by their human companions who can no longer afford to feed them.


"The church will depend on donations of food and litter from their parishioners, local pet supply stores, and individuals in the community. For more information or to make a donation, contact Gail Bonnell (502-581-1686) or the Church of the Advent (502-451-6066)"


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on December 25, 2009, 05:45:37 PM
Indiana-Fort Wayne area-

http://www.buscovoice.com/2009/11/26/dog-lovers-help-feed-needy-northeast-indiana-pets/ (http://www.buscovoice.com/2009/11/26/dog-lovers-help-feed-needy-northeast-indiana-pets/)

Busco Voice November 26, 2009

"When families are struggling to make ends meet feeding the family pet can lead to some difficult decisions as to whether they can afford to keep that beloved family member. However, due to the generosity of visitors to the Northeastern Indiana Kennel Club’s Old Fort Cluster Dog Show, some may not have to make that difficult decision. In October at the Allen County Memorial Coliseum more than 3,639 pounds of pet food along with other food items and $166 cash was collected and donated to Community Harvest Food Bank to help those in need.

"As the show dogs competed visitors brought with them pet food to help those animals less fortunate. “The Memorial Coliseum was pleased to be involved with the Old Fort Cluster Dog Show in collecting pet food for Community Harvest Food Bank,” said Randy Brown, Executive Vice-President & General Manager. “This was one of the largest donations of food items that we have seen at the Coliseum.”

"Some might be surprised to learn that Community Harvest also collects pet food. “Our job is to feed hungry people and one way we can do that is to alleviate the need for them to purchase pet food, when we can, so that they can use their available money to purchase nutritious food for their family,” said Jane Avery, Executive Director, Community Harvest Food Bank. “We primarily try to help non-profit animal shelters with pet food whenever we receive it, however, this donation will help lots of pets in northeast Indiana.”"

http://www.communityharvest.org/pages/contact.html

Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana
999 East Tillman Road,
Fort Wayne Indiana 46816
(260) 447-3696
Fax: (260) 447-4859 


Contact them for more information.


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on January 02, 2010, 07:56:04 AM
Indiana-Porter County-

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

Porter County Animal Shelter
2056 Heavilin Road
Valparaiso, IN 46385
Phone: (219)465-3550

pcanimal@porterco.org

http://www.post-trib.com/news/1969287,shelter-0102.article

Post-Tribune January 2, 2010

"Staff and volunteers at the Porter County Animal Shelter have noticed something happening within the last three to five months.

"More people have been showing up at the shelter, ready to bid farewell to their pets due to financial pressures, Bonaventura said.

"A regular supply of food, yearly vaccinations and medical check-ups are some expenses a responsible pet owner spends on.

"But if food expenses are what's at heart of the gut-wrenching decision to give up the pet, Bonaventura and Katie Medved, adoption coordinator, now offer an alternative.

"Instead of taking in an animal, the staff will offer a free supply of pet food.

"That way the pet and its owner are spared the trauma of separation.

"What's more, the shelter saves money by supporting pet owners.

""It costs us more to house an animal," Bonaventura said.

"The shelter does not keep a record of those it is financially assisting.

"Bonaventura said it usually takes about month of receiving help before a pet owner can resume making his or her own purchases.

"Those who do take advantage of the shelter's assistance are "so grateful," said Medved."


Contact the shelter if you need help.


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on January 02, 2010, 08:08:42 AM
Indiana-Lake County-

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

Lake County Animal Control & Adoption Center
3011 W. 93rd Ave.
Crown Point, IN 46307
Phone: 219-769-7016

LakeCountyAnimalControl@hotmail.com

http://www.post-trib.com/news/1969287,shelter-0102.article

Post-Tribune January 2, 2010

"Depending on the circumstances, shelters can even help struggling owners with vaccinations and other medical services at no cost or at a discount for their pets.

""We have veterinarians with very big hearts," said Matt Lubarski, director of the Lake County Animal Control and Adoption Center.

"The center in Crown Point has been providing assistance to those in financial need for years, he said.

"Both shelters say the volunteers and donations from the community throughout the year make it possible for them to offer help to pet owners in difficult times.

"Currently about a dozen Lake County residents, including one who was recently laid off, are taking advantage of the free food supply, Lubarski said.

"In order to qualify for free supplies, pet owners will be asked to show forms which may include proof of unemployment.

"Lubarski reminds struggling pet owners to seek help if they can't provide for their pets.

""We'll do whatever we can to help," Lubarski said. "We're all about the animals.""


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on January 12, 2010, 07:38:44 AM
Indiana-LaGrange and St. Joseph counties-

http://local.yahoo.com/info-58616942-ark-paws-claws-book-store-howe

Ark Paws & Claws Book Store
309 Defiance St.
Howe, IN 46746
(260) 562-2100


http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/IN304.html

Ark Animal Rescue & Adoption, Inc.
PO Box 95
Howe, IN 46746
260-562-1008

shabaybay@embarqmail.com

http://www.sturgisjournal.com/news/x1672005415/Pet-food-pantry-is-emergency-source (http://www.sturgisjournal.com/news/x1672005415/Pet-food-pantry-is-emergency-source)

Sturgis Journal-January 12, 2010

"Ark Animal Rescue and Adoption in LaGrange County has opened a pet food pantry to help people who are struggling to feed their pets.

"The Ark Pet Food Pantry opened Wednesday afternoon in the back of the Ark Paws & Claws bookstore in Howe.

"It will continue to be open  2-4 p.m. each Wednesday.

"The pantry will serve pet owners in LaGrange and  St. Joseph counties on an emergency basis.

 Brook Frymyer, whose wife, Barbara, is president of the Ark Animal Rescue and Adoption, said donations of pet food have been coming for the pantry.

"Ark is a small, non-profit organization in LaGrange County that works with the LaGrange County animal shelter.

"People receiving free pet food are asked to complete a form and agree to certain considerations.
The applicant must be 18, have a picture ID with current address, list the names of all household members 18 years and older, and fill out a new application if the number of pets  in the household changes.

"Applicants must agree that they do not breed pets for profit or sport and will not resell pet food obtained from the pantry.

"By receiving food from the pantry, the owner must agree to give pet food, a monetary donation or volunteer a two-hour shift at the Ark Paws and Claws book store.

"Ark volunteers said this  is an emergency help project and is not intended for regular supplies of pet food. Recipients will be limited to a once-monthly visit over a three-month period.


"Residents are welcome to drop off pet food donations in Howe.  “We will take any new, unused, outdated pet food, pet food coupons, pet food samples or cash donations,” Schlemmer said.

"The Ark book store, which features thousands of used books plus used furniture and household items, is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

"It is located in the former Howe supermarket building on the northeast corner of the town square."


Update-

http://arkanimalrescue.weebly.com/pet-food-pantry.html

The Pet Food Pantry will be located in the back of the Ark Paws & Claws Bookstore on the northeast corner of the town square in Howe, Indiana. It will be open every Wednesday from 2-4 p.m.

How can you help? Do you know a family who may be having difficulty providing for their pets? Please pass along this information about the Ark Pet Food Pantry.

You can also make a donation of pet food to our pantry. Food may be dropped off at anytime at the bookstore. We will take any new, unused, out-dated pet food, pet food coupons, pet food samples or cash donations. Any amount will make a significant difference in the lives of our local pets. Cash donations should be made out and sent to Ark Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 95, Howe, IN, 46746. (Please write “food pantry” on the memo line).

For more information contact Sue at (260) 463-2908.


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on January 27, 2010, 11:16:53 AM
Indiana-Mishawaka-St. Joseph county-

http://www.humanesocietystjc.org/

Humane Society of St. Joseph County
2506 Grape Road
Mishawaka, IN 46545
574-255-4726
Fax: 574-255-4767

info@humanesocietystjc.org  

http://www.wsbt.com/news/local/82804017.html

WSBT-TV January 27, 2010

"Is there any place that can help with food for pets?"

"Yes, there are places that can help. Many animal shelters across our area offer free pet food.

"That includes the St. Joseph County Humane Society on Grape Road in Mishawaka. Their food comes from donations. They give out the pet food to families in need, because otherwise those animals might wind up in their already crowded shelter."


Contact the shelter for more information.


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on January 27, 2010, 11:27:18 AM
Indiana-Elkhart County-

http://www.elkharthumanesociety.org/

Humane Society of Elkhart County
54687 County Road 19
Bristol, IN 46507
(574) 848-4225 Phone
(574) 848-5453 Fax


http://www.elkharthumanesociety.org/Programs.html

Food Assistance

"Our Pet Food Assistance Program is designed for families who are struggling to make ends meet. Instead of abandoning your animal, come to the shelter and we'll give you free food for your pet. This program is only for those who can no longer afford pet food.

"You can help this program by donating food to the shelter. Call the shelter if you are interested in this program.


"Read the Article in the Elkhart Truth:  Free Food for Pets Offered."

http://www.etruth.com/Know/News/Story.aspx?id=452083

Elkhart Truth-published June 5, 2008

http://www.wsbt.com/news/local/82804017.html

WSBT-TV January 27, 2010

"Is there any place that can help with food for pets?"

"Yes, there are places that can help. Many animal shelters across our area offer free pet food.


"That includes the St. Joseph County Humane Society on Grape Road in Mishawaka. Their food comes from donations. They give out the pet food to families in need, because otherwise those animals might wind up in their already crowded shelter.

"That is also the case with the Elkhart County Humane Society. There you must show food stamps or an unemployment benefit card. The first time the pet food is given out with no questions asked. The second time they require that the pet owner have the animal spayed or neutered."


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on May 15, 2010, 10:35:47 AM
Indiana-Muncie-Delaware county-

http://www.animalshelter.org/shelters/Animal_Rescue_Fund_ARF_rId1557_rS_pC.html

Animal Rescue Fund
P.O. Box 326
muncie, Indiana 47305
Phone: 765-282-2733

Email: animalrescuefund@mail.com


http://www.thestarpress.com/article/20100515/OPINION/5150317

Starpress.com May 15, 2010

What does ARF Do?

"We offer alternatives to pet owners wanting to surrender their animals through our pet food bank and our low income spay/neuter assistance program."

Their website isn't working, so please contact them for more information.


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on June 16, 2010, 02:35:24 PM
Indiana-Blufton-Wells county-

http://www.animalshelter.org/shelters/Blufton-Wells_County_Animal_Shelter__Wells_County_Humane_Society_rId1567_rS_pC.html (http://www.animalshelter.org/shelters/Blufton-Wells_County_Animal_Shelter__Wells_County_Humane_Society_rId1567_rS_pC.html)

Blufton-Wells County Animal Shelter / Wells County Humane Society
1613 W. Cherry Street
bluffton, Indiana 46714
Phone: 219-824-6063

animal@ci.bluffton.in.us

http://www.news-banner.com/index/news-app/story.16721

Bluffton News-Banner June 16, 2010

"Due to the kindness and concern of several people, cat and dog owners who are pressed for the means to feed their pets are now able to do so.

"It all started in Marion with Annette Thompson, who works at a spay/neuter clinic. Humane Society members there were able to get damaged sacks of dog and cat food from different businesses, which they took to the Marion neuter/spay clinic to be distributed to those that needed it. There was too much for them to use, so they are sharing the pet food with Wells County."

The Humane Society has no working website and this may not be a permanent program, but if you are in the area and need food, please get in touch with them.


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on June 16, 2010, 02:42:13 PM
Indiana-Marion-Grant county-

http://www.marionhumane.com/

Marion-Grant County Humane Society
2225 Westwood Square
Marion, IN 46953
765-618-9293


http://www.marionhumane.com/clinic.php

This is also where the Marion Spay/Neuter clinic is located.

http://www.news-banner.com/index/news-app/story.16721

Bluffton News-Banner June 16, 2010

"Due to the kindness and concern of several people, cat and dog owners who are pressed for the means to feed their pets are now able to do so.

"It all started in Marion with Annette Thompson, who works at a spay/neuter clinic. Humane Society members there were able to get damaged sacks of dog and cat food from different businesses, which they took to the Marion neuter/spay clinic to be distributed to those that needed it. There was too much for them to use, so they are sharing the pet food with Wells County."

There's no word about whether this will be a permanent program of the humane society or not--if you are in need and in this area, please contact them for more information.



Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on June 16, 2010, 03:04:16 PM
Indiana-Indianapolis and central Indiana area-

http://www.indyferal.org/

Indy Feral
317.596.2300

contact@indyferal.org

Note this is for feral cats only.

http://indyferal.org/index.php?page=programs

Feral Friends Program:

The Feral Friends Program is a service of IndyFeral which provides assistance (as resources allow) to caretakers of unowned stray and feral cats.

This assistance comes in the form of:

Free spay/neuter surgeries (supported in partnership with Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana or available grant funds)
Free medical care and medications (offered thru Ray’s Fund)
Free cat food (supported by a partnership with Pet Supplies Plus)
Free cat shelter(s) and feeding stations pending availability
To apply for Feral Friends, you must meet income eligibility requirements, or have circumstances that would create a hardship in providing appropriate care for a colony of unowned free-roaming cats. If you or anybody you know needs assistance with unowned stray or feral cats in your neighborhood, call IndyFeral at 317.596.2300.




IndyFeral maintains a food bank to assist caretakers of IndyFeral-managed colonies in feeding their colonies.

We recognize this can be difficult if you have a limited budget or you are trying to care for a large colony of cats.

Nutrition for feral cats is important given the rigors of their outdoor lives. Providing a daily food source and fresh water is the single most important thing you can do to help regulate their health. The food is provided through generous food donations and collected in marked food bins in participating local pet stores and businesses.


http://www.indyferal.org/

Help keep the IndyFeral Food Bank Stocked Up!

IndyFeral maintains a food bank for the many feral cat colonies and caretakers we assist. Dry or canned donations can be dropped of at:

Indianapolis-area Pet Supplies "Plus" Stores
 
in Greenwood at
8810 S. Emerson
 
in Broad Ripple at
2238 Broad Ripple Avenue
  
the West side at
9871 East US 36 - Avon, IN  

(Contact them for information regarding who qualifies to receive help from their food bank.)



IndyFeral's spay/neuter & vaccination package: $20


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on June 16, 2010, 03:08:18 PM
Indiana-Indianapolis-

http://www.facespayneuter.org/index.html

FACE Spay/Neuter Clinic
1505 Massachusetts Avenue
Indianapolis IN 46201
(317)638-3223

ellenr@facespayneuter.org

http://indyferal.org/Literature/AnimalAssistance.pdf

FACE Low-Cost Spay Neuter Clinic, 1505 Massachusetts Av. Indpls. IN 46201. Assists dog and cat owners in need with food as resources allow. Call ahead to check availability. Ph: 638-3223.


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on June 16, 2010, 03:30:50 PM
Indiana-Indianapolis-

http://www.indy.gov/egov/city/dps/accd/Pages/home.aspx

Indianapolis Animal Care & Control
2600 South Harding St.
Indianapolis, IN  46221
For General Business, Call: 317-327-1397
Fax: 317-327-1390

Shelter Hours:
Weekdays: 10am - 6pm
Wed: 10am - 7pm
Sat: 10am - 6pm
Closed: Sun & Holidays


http://indyferal.org/Literature/AnimalAssistance.pdf

Indianapolis Animal Care and Control, 2600 S. Harding St. Indpls. IN 46221. The pantry will be open for dog and cat owners every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from Noon-4:00 pm. To receive assistance, pets must be spayed or neutered and vaccinated. Spay/neuter and vaccination assistance is available. Income eligibility will apply. Ph: 592-9616.


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on August 14, 2010, 04:20:48 AM
Indiana-Jeffersonville-Clark county-

Purrsandpawspetpantry.com

Precious Purrs and Paws
3310 E. 10th St., No. 215
Jeffersonville, IN, 47130.
502-396-0414

preciouspurrsandpawspetpantry@hotmail.com

http://newsandtribune.com/clarkcounty/x664157248/EVENING-NEWS-BRIEFS-Tuesday-Aug-10 (http://newsandtribune.com/clarkcounty/x664157248/EVENING-NEWS-BRIEFS-Tuesday-Aug-10)

http://newsandtribune.com/local/x1316175973/A-pet-cause-Group-hopes-to-help-animal-owners-with-pets-medical-costs (http://newsandtribune.com/local/x1316175973/A-pet-cause-Group-hopes-to-help-animal-owners-with-pets-medical-costs)

News and Tribune.com August 10 and August 13, 2010

Pet Pantry to assist pets, owners

"Precious Purrs and Paws Pet Pantry Inc., a newly formed nonprofit group in Jeffersonville, will offer aid to individuals, who find themselves in need of assistance to provide the appropriate and necessary care for their pet.

"The pantry will begin accepting applications for a variety of types of aid effective Sept. 1. Funding to assist pets in need will come from public donations as well as the pantry’s upcoming events
, such as “Dogs Gone Wild” and a pet and owner scavenger hunt slated for November called, “Rover’s Road Rally.”

"Purrs and Paws also will participate in many community festivals and events. To donate to help those in need, mail donations to Precious Purrs and Paws, 3310 E. 10th St., No. 215, Jeffersonville, IN, 47130.

"Visit the Web site at purrsandpawspetpantry.com or contact the pantry at 502-396-0414 for more information."


"Thus, the dawn of a new nonprofit in town — Precious Purrs and Paws Pet Pantry Inc. The VanGilders are hoping to grow the new organization into an agency that can help residents cover the costs of owning a pet.

"Veterinary care, vaccines, preventative treatments for fleas and ticks, even food, are among the things the two are trying to help fund. Monthly events — such as scavenger hunts, dog-kissing contests, longest-tail contests and holiday themed parties for Halloween and Christmas — are planned to raise money.

"Those needing the assistance would fill out an application, VanGilder would meet with them and the pet, look at veterinary records and work with the veterinarian to provide money for the care.

"Preciouspurrsandpawspetpantry.com is up and running. Applications will be available there after Sept. 1. She said the group’s primary focus will be Clark County, but they’re willing to accept applications from anywhere."


http://www.preciouspurrsandpawspetpantry.com/

Precious Purrs & Paws Pet Pantry will begin accepting applications for assistance beginning September 1, 2010.  Please check back then for an application, or call 502-396-0414 to have one mailed to you.

Note-the group's website has changed-the current one is now linked here.  They have a home page up but haven't yet gotten their links in.


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on November 22, 2010, 06:04:02 PM
Indiana-Fort Wayne-

http://www.fwpetfoodpantry.com/

Fort Wayne Pet Food Pantry

http://www.fwpetfoodpantry.com/contact-us.html

Contact them by e-mail from their contact page-link above.


We are now distributing at H.O.P.E. for Animals Spay/Neuter Clinic. Their address is 1333 Maycrest Dr off of Lake Ave just west of the Catholic Cemetery. Distributions will be on Saturdays from 11:00am - noon. Please check calendar below for distribution dates, and other events we are involved in.

The application and guidelines links are also on the home page.

If you would like to volunteer at one of our distributions, please contact us! Donations are always welcome at our distribution sites!

Contact the organization for more information regarding qualifications to receive help or to donate.


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on July 18, 2011, 05:50:24 PM
Indiana-Warsaw-

http://www.odtr.org

http://www.odtr.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=28&Itemid=55

One Dog at a Time Rescue
PO Box 76
Warsaw, IN  46581
574-527-7085

Julie.smith@odtr.org

ODTR PET FOOD PANTRY
The ODTR Pet Food Pantry has taken off! We have already delivered our very first batch of dog food packed in special bags with the dog food name/date of packaging. These packages of dog food (haven’t had any cat food donations yet) have gone directly to Combined Community Services to be handed out to their clients in need of help for their pets. We are taking donations to replenish our stock. I’d sure love to help the kitties too. Just because we are a dog rescue – doesn’t mean we don’t love cats too!!

Contact them for more information.


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on July 18, 2011, 07:29:30 PM
Indiana-Allen County-

Allen County SPCA
4914 S. Hanna Street,
Fort Wayne, IN 46806
Phone:260.744.0454
Fax:260.456.5184


http://www.acspca.org/

http://www.news-sentinel.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110715/NEWS/107150333

News-Sentinel July 15, 2011

"Allen County SPCA is in critical need of cat food. Any brand of dry food will work for the pet food pantry, but it also needs Purina ONE tuna or salmon flavored for cats in its care. Drop off donations at 4914 Hanna St. noon-5 p.m. today or 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday."

Contact them for more information.


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on January 24, 2013, 10:34:48 AM
Indianapolis

Callie Cares Inc.
ccipetfoodpantry@gmail.com

http://www.calliecaresinc.com/

http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/local/marion_county/a-dog-owner-pays-it-forward-through-pet-food

WISH-TV Jnuary 5, 2013

"Callie is a dog who endured thousands of dollars in surgery and vet care to repair torn ligaments in her leg last year. To pay for that care, Callie's mom went on a social media campaign and raised around $4,000.

"To pay it forward, Betsy Alt started a pet food pantry called Callie Cares, Inc. With only two distributions under her belt, those in need have been slowly trickling in.

"Callie Cares Inc has distribution sites every two weeks next to the Broad Ripple Dog Park in the former family center."

From their temporary website at the link above:

"If you are trying to reach us regarding the CCI Pet Food Pantry, please send an email to:

ccipetfoodpantry@gmail.com

"If you prefer to be contacted by phone, please indicate this in your email and be sure to provide a working phone number.

Guidelines & Requirements for Assistance:

In order to receive assistance from the CCI Pet Food Pantry, you must meet the following requirements. Please bring all necessary paperwork with you – our volunteers will assist you in completing an application. Please note that only complete applications will be considered, and that you must read and agree to our guidelines prior to receiving any food distribution.

Proof of identification:

Valid photo ID such as driver’s license and a recent utility bill in your name for the address on your ID. One applicant per household only will be allowed to apply for assistance.

Proof of spay/neuter:

Proof of financial need or hardship (at least one from the list below):

Qualifying documentation of financial hardship:

Proof of disability, social security or Medicaid benefits

Proof of unemployment benefits with current, valid dates

Proof of foreclosure

Proof of hardship not listed above may be determined, but not guaranteed, on a case-by-case basis (examples: letter from pastor or other church official; letter from veterinarian, etc.)
"


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on January 24, 2013, 10:43:03 AM
Johnson county-

Humane Sociery of Johnson County
3827 Graham Road
Franklin, IN 46131
(317) 535-6626


http://hsjc.org/programs/pet-food-pantry

http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/local_story/Humane-Society-shifting-pet-fo_1357351218/

Pet Food Pantry

When:  1st & 3rd Monday of the Month  –

Where:  Humane Society Pet Center, 3827 N. Graham Road, Franklin.

Time:  11:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.


With the first distribution of 2013, the Society has changed the location of distribution from the Interchurch Food Pantry to distributing at the Humane Society's headquarters.  The hours were from noon to 3PM but are now from 11AM to 2 PM at the shelter.


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on January 24, 2013, 01:00:01 PM
Madison county-

http://www.erniesheart.com/

Ernie's Heart Pet Food Pantry
Anderson, Indiana


http://heraldbulletin.com/business/x1633456013/Burned-business-has-new-home

Herald-Bulletin January 17, 2013

ANDERSON, Ind. — "After a fire gutted their store, the owners of B and D Needful Things have found a new home.

"Dianna Hendricks, who co-owns the store with husband Barry, said they’ll reopen Feb. 11 at 610 S. Scatterfield Road, next to Gene’s Root Beer.

" But Ernie’s Pet Food Pantry will move into an adjacent space.

“We all really wanted to stick together,” said Ernie’s founder Jan Smith."

To donate or apply for help, visit Ernie's website link at the top of this post.


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on January 24, 2013, 03:52:10 PM
Evansville area

http://www.adamsfoodpantry.com/

http://www.adamsfoodpantry.com/contactus.html

Adam’s Pantry, Inc.
PO Box 4424
Evansville IN 47724
812-499-8422


http://www.adamsfoodpantry.com/receivinghelp.html

"Items may include peanut butter, cereal, canned fruits and vegetables, bottled juice, powdered milk, shelf-stable milk, dry pasta, dried fruit, frozen meats, fresh fruit, potatoes, bread, pastries, fresh eggs and limited supplies of dry dog and cat food, cat litter, and animal treats."

2013 Food Distribution Calendar
February 16
March 16
April 20
May 18
June 15
July 20
August 17
September 21
October 19
November 16
December 21


"Beginning at 10:30am, we distribute tickets (one per family) on a first-come, first-serve basis at the back door of the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Annex, 314 SE Riverside Drive. You’ll be assigned a general timeframe in which to come back and pick up your food. Bring your ticket with you at your assigned pick up time. We serve as many people as quickly as possible, but you may have to stand in line before receiving your food. Numbers are called in order. Your number appears on your ticket. The first group of numbers will be called beginning at 12:00 Noon and will continue into the afternoon."

Contact the pantry as I don't see any information about who qualifies to received help.


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on January 25, 2013, 03:49:39 PM
Muncie-Delaware county

http://actionforanimalsmuncie.bbnow.org/

http://actionforanimalsmuncie.bbnow.org/contact.php

Action for Animals
P.O. Box 835
Muncie, IN  47308
765-741-7858-voicemail


On the third Thursday of each month, people who are having financial hardship living in Muncie/Delaware County can come to Liberty Tax Service, 4415 N. Broadway Ave., Muncie, IN  47303 from 1pm - 5pm and receive food for their dogs and cats.  At this time, people can come to the pantry every other month.  This is to try to ensure that we will be able to assist more families.  All pets must be spayed/neutered.  Food can be alloted one time prior to this being done, but in order to be eligible for food again, proof of surgery (receipt from vet) must be turned in to us.  If needed, AFA will assist with this surgery as much as possible.

Please contact the organization for more information about eligibility requirement and applications.


Title: Re: Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries
Post by: menusux on January 25, 2013, 09:02:43 PM
Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties

http://www.bestbuddiespetpantry.org/Welcome.html

http://www.bestbuddiespetpantry.org/Pet_Food_Distribution_9OB5.html

Best Buddies Pet Pantry
P.O. Box 695
Chesterton  IN  46304
219- 728-1401

Best Buddies Pet Pantry has been helping families since early 2011.  It operates as a mobile "pet pantry on the go", taking pet food  to various distribution sites. The pantry also provides free pet supplies, cat litter, flea & tick treatments, information for spay/neuter services & low-cost vaccine clinics.  It also offers emergency pet food assistance to families & family pets in need.  In it's first year, the pantry helped over 500 different families with pet food assistance.  Currently the pantry distributes almost 5000lbs of pet food monthly to qualified pet owners in Northwest Indiana.


http://www.bestbuddiespetpantry.org/Contact_Info.html

Pet Food Distribution

Porter County:

WHERE:    Duneland Community Center
               801 Broadway    Chesterton

WHEN:      First Tuesday each month that matches the schedule
               of Westchester Food Pantry 

Lake County:


WHERE:     St. John Township Trustee Office   (for township residents only) 
                1515 Lincoln Highway   Schererville   

                 Mon - Fri     9am - Noon and  1pm - 4pm 


WHERE:    North Township Trustee Offices      (for township residents only)
               5947 Hohman  Hammond          Mon - Thurs    9am-6pm

               2105 Broadway  East Chicago    Tues - Fri       9am-6pm


WHERE:    Cedar Creek Township Trustee Office (for township residents only)
               151 N. Fremont   Lowell

                Mon - Fri      9am - 3pm   
                   

WHERE:    Hanover Township Trustee Office   (for township residents only)
              13330 Parrish      Cedar Lake     

              Mon - Thurs    9am - 3pm       Fri  9am - Noon


WHERE:    Hobart Township Trustee Office     (for township residents only)
               1431 W. 37th Ave   Hobart     

               Mon - Fri       8am - Noon and  1pm - 4pm

LaPorte County:


WHERE:    Brandt's Old Fashion Emporium     NEW LOCATION !!!
               309 W. US Hwy 12 at Wabash St   Michigan City   
 
               Distribution will be the 3rd Tuesday of each month 



WHERE:    The Salvation Army   
               3240 Monroe Street   LaPorte   
                 
                Mon - Fri     9am-3pm   Appointment only    For more info, call  (219) 326-5342


Who qualifies-

  - - -   must be 21 years old
  - - -   a resident of Porter, Lake or LaPorte County
  - - -   provide a valid IN Drivers License or State ID
  - - -   provide proof of need   (Unemployment, Disability, Social Security, Public Aid
           statements or current correspondence)

Pet owners are eligible for a 2 week supply of pet food for 2 pets (per household)