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« on: December 17, 2009, 12:53:14 PM »

Iowa-Cedar Rapids-

Cedar Rapids AniMeals
PO Box 11195
Cedar Rapids, IA 52410-1195
Phone: 319-365-6201

Cedar Rapids AniMeals is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation operated entirely by volunteers who provides food for the pets of Cedar Rapids-area elderly, disabled, and others in need – a “Meals on Wheels” program for pets. For many elderly and shut-ins, pets can be sole companions and best friends and are critical to maintaining a good quality of life.

Cedar Rapids AniMeals, a volunteer based nonprofit organization, provides food and spay/neuter assistance for pets of the elderly, disabled and families in need, helping them keep their companion, which greatly improves the quality of life for both.
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« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2009, 12:54:01 PM »

Iowa-Sioux City area-


"The winter weather makes difficult times seem even harder for struggling families. That's why the Food Bank of Siouxland is hoping to lend a helping hand by gathering donations that help Siouxland's four-legged family members."

Food Bank of Siouxland
1313 - 11th Street
Sioux City, IA 51105
Phone: (712)255-9741
Fax: (712)255-3116

The Food Bank strives to be responsive to the needs of its agencies, donors and volunteers.We were established to provide a year-round source of food to these organizations. Today our outreach includes fourteen counties in the tri-state area.

Please join Siouxland Paw Prints Rescue, a nonprofit pet rescue organization dedicated to the health and welfare of companion animals in Siouxland, and the Food Bank of Siouxland for the first annual pet food drive from November 20, 2009 to December 20, 2009. There is a tremendous and immediate need for both cat and dog food in hundreds of homes throughout Siouxland.  Your donation will help keep furry family members healthy and in their warm, loving homes instead of being surrendered to area shelters.

Any size, dry or canned, cat or dog food can be dropped off at PetSmart, located at the Lakeport Commons, both Bomgaars locations, all Fareway stores, The Train Depot, the STARS Barn, Sioux City Physical Therapy, Hinton Community School, Woodbury Central School of Moville and the Moville Public Library, and Bed and Biscuit Doggy Daycare.

All donated pet food will be distributed through the Food Bank of Siouxland, and their agency food pantries and feeding programs to qualified individuals and families. The Food Bank of Siouxland is a nonprofit organization that distributes food to nearly 200 charitable agencies in a 14-county, tri-state area. Agencies served include emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers, homeless and domestic violence shelters, day care facilities, nursing homes, and community homes for the disabled.

If you have any “furr”ther questions, please call Beth Storm, of SPPR, at 253-4099 or 259-6959.

List of Food Pantries served by Food Bank of Siouxland-one is located in Dakota City, Nebraska-the rest are in Sioux City.
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« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2009, 12:55:06 PM »

KWQC-TV, Davenport, Iowa, May 6, 2009

Quad City-Davenport, IA-

Homeless Shelter Offering Food For Pets

"A Davenport ministry is now providing food for pets as well as for people. King's Harvest serves meals to the poor and homeless several times a week, and starting Friday, it will also hand out pet food to those in need.

"The shelter says they have had a lot of requests for "doggie bags" recently, and that literally means take-away containers for dogs. Volunteers also say Quad City animal shelters are full and they hope to keep more animals from being abandoned.

"One client at King's Harvest says hard times are also hard on pets. "There's a lot of people displaced at the moment and have pets in their vehicles along with their children and themselves."

"Director Terri Gleize says people in a tough spot shouldn't have to make such difficult decisions. "I know they are going through really hard times and no one wants to give up something they love even in hard times."

"King's Harvest clients can come get pet food once a month. The first shipment of food is being donated by Purina. Donations from the community are also being accepted at King's Harvest on West 3rd Street in Davenport."


Quad Cities Times October 11, 2009

"Terri Gleize, the director of King's Harvest, never thought the mission of the ministry that aids impoverished people in the Quad-Cities would expand to helping homeless people with pets.

"But she noticed the need for such a program when several people with pets in tow came to an overflow homeless shelter that King's Harvest operated this past winter.

""I've always been a big animal person, so my heart goes out for people," Gleize said. "I don't want anyone to lose their pet if they're going through a hard time. It would be horrible to lose something that you really love."

"King's Harvest has a few foster homes available to provide temporary housing for pets, but it is looking for more. The ministry also provides dog and cat food to people who visit its food bank, and it operates a rescue center for cats.

""We're seeing a whole different crowd of people coming in," Gleize said. "It's a whole lot of people maybe in their late 20s with kids who have lost their house and are moving into apartments that won't take pets."

"King's Harvest is out of dog food at present and in need of donations of 15- to 20-pound bags. Canned cat food also is in high demand. Donations can be dropped off from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and 9-10 a.m. on Saturdays at 824 W. 3rd St., Davenport. Monetary donations can be sent to 5837 Wisconsin Ave., Davenport, IA 52806."
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« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2009, 03:37:33 AM »

Iowa-Des Moines-

The Pet Project Midwest
701 E 2nd
Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone: 515-727-4738 (Not staffed; please leave a message)
Fax: 515-727-4739

Des Moines Register December 19, 2009

"A group of metro-area pet lovers has teamed up to create a food pantry for animals in need.

"Pet Project Midwest, based in Clive, has a food and supply drive under way through the remainder of the year. Anyone who drops off pet food or items such as leashes, pet beds, toys or other necessities at Boesen the Florist, 3422 Beaver Ave., will receive a long-stemmed rose.
Items, including basic medicines, are donated to families in need. The goal is to reduce the number of animals surrendered to shelters.

"For details on donating, call (877) 570-7387 or e-mail"

A loved pet should never lose his or her home just because money is tight. This program provides pet food and supplies to families experiencing financial difficulties, thereby reducing the number of animals surrendered to shelters.


Who do we help?

Animals – by keeping them in their homes and out of shelters
People – by helping them keep the pets they love
The community – by reducing strain on government resources and saving 'rehoming' expense by shelters and rescues

Who are our typical clients?

People of all ages, races, marital status
Unemployed, temporarily
Unemployed, permanently
Retired, living on social security or other limited income
Physically or mentally disabled
Homeless and/or nontraditional home (camp, etc.)

We provide up to 4 months' food and supplies to give the client time to get back on their feet. Food and supplies are donated by individuals or purchased at wholesale. This means we may not be able to match preferred brands. All the cat litter we give is clay. If a client has a pet with special food needs, they should make a note on their application and we will try to address the need if we can. Otherwise we give the food that we have.

How do clients find us?
Clients can come to our office to apply for assistance, can access our forms on this website, or these agencies and organizations distribute our applications:

Animal Lifeline
DMARC 12 locations
Workforce Development
Other agencies

Where do clients pick up their supplies?
Once a client is accepted into the program, they have a number of options to get their supplies. After they choose a location, that is where their food will be sent while they're in the program, unless they make other arrangements ahead of time.

We provide supplies directly from the Pet Project office in the East Village.
We also distribute supplies through three DMARC pantries (see Locations).
On the second Saturday of the month, clients on the south side may pick up their food at Animal Lifeline.
Clients are called when their distribution are ready for pickup. Two missed pickups result in a client being dropped from active status so their food can be given to another needy household.

What does the application process involve? How long does it take to get help?

Clients must fill out the application form completely. Incomplete applications are not processed.
Clients must sign and date their applications. Clients are made active based on the signature date on their signed application. Undated applications are not processed.
Once the Pantry has the completed and sign application, the client is added to the processing list. Because we are all volunteers, it may take a month to six weeks to become active.
Emergency food may be available at the Pet Project office. Clients may receive emergency assistance once while they're submitted an application. Emergency supplies may be less or different than what a client will receive once they're active.
If you want to call to check the status of your application, please call no more than once. Repeated calls prevent our volunteers from doing the work that moves the process along.

Additional information and rules are on the web page.

Application form link
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« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2010, 03:38:09 PM »


Keokuk Animal Services
249 Carbide Lane
Keokuk, IA 52632-2045
(319) 524-2669

Keokuk Daily Gate Online January 19, 2010

“"A lot of people are not coming after their animals that have been running loose,” said Keokuk Animal Control Officer Eric Lindley.

"Lindley said volunteers are needed for the afternoon from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and donations of funds, plain clay kitty litter, bleach, soap, dryer sheets and other cleaning supplies always are needed.

“"We will accept dry dog or cat food so we can give it to people who can’t afford to feed their pet for whatever reason – and we’ve given out a lot of feed. We are in a particular feed program here and all we have to pay for it is shipping,” Lindley said.

"Call Keokuk Animal Services at 526-5421 from 1 to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or visit the facility, 249 Carbide Lane."
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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2010, 09:08:43 PM »

Iowa-Council Bluffs-

712 322 4891

Contact them for more information.
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« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2010, 10:32:40 AM »

Iowa-Des Moines area-

Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC)
3816 36th Street, Suite #202
Des Moines, IA 50310
Phone: 515-277-6969


Des Moines Register July 9, 2010

Families suffering economic hardship don't have to give up a pet; pantries have food to keep about any species nourished.

To begin receiving donated pet food provided from the Pet Project Midwest, go to one of the Des Moines Area Religious Council's emergency food pantries in Des Moines, West Des Moines or Urbandale, 7611 Douglas Ave. Call 277-6969 or check the DMARC website,, for pantry locations . Ask for a pet pantry application. Applicants must be 18 and only one person per address may receive pet food assistance. You may receive assistance for six months before you must reapply.

The Pet Project Midwest relies on corporate and private donations to buy pet supplies for distribution through emergency food pantries in the Des Moines area. For more information, go to or e-mail

By the numbers
Free pet food and supplies offered through the Des Moines Area Religious Council's 11 emergency food pantries in the Des Moines area helped feed the pets of 247 families as of July. That includes:
242 dogs
236 cats
10 cockatiels
5 beta fish
2 ferrets
1 guinea pig
1 turtle

Food Pantry Locations

Ankeny Food Pantry
406 SW School Street, #305
Ankeny, IA 50023

Bidwell-Riverside Center
1203 Hartford Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50315

Community Services Site on 6th
1618 6th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311

Downtown Food Pantry
701 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309

CROSS Ministries/Cottage Grove Food Pantry
1050 24th St.
Des Moines, IA 50311

Salvation Army Citadel (East)
1216 East 25th Court
Des Moines, IA 50317

Salvation Army (West)
1330 6th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50314

St. Mary Family Center
1815 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50316

West Des Moines Human Services
318 5th Street
West Des Moines, IA 50265

Urbandale Food Pantry
7611 Douglas Avenue, Suite 31
Urbandale, IA 50322
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