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« on: December 17, 2009, 03:49:53 PM »

New Jersey-Egg Harbor Township-

Community Food Bank of New Jersey
6735 Black Horse Pike
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
(609) 383-8843

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

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« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2009, 03:50:39 PM »

New Jersey-Camden area-

New Jersey Aid for Animals
P.O. Box 4
Cedarbrook, NJ 08004


Money donated to PEP also pays for flea treatment, a dog house, a bag of food or any extra component that will enhance the life of an animal after they are spayed or neutered and before they are returned to the owners. For more information email
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« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2009, 03:51:12 PM »

New Jersey-Camden area-

Brimm's Chowhound House
1626 Copewood Street
Camden, NJ  08103

Brimm's Chow Hound is a program that partners with  New Jersey Aid for Animals.(Note-see NJAFA  listing above)B.C.H.C. is operated completely by high school students attending Brimm Medical Arts High School. We are a food bank for domestic animals residing in the City of Camden, NJ.

Contact them for more information.
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« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2009, 03:52:27 PM »

New Jersey-Sussex County-

FOOD PANTRY If anyone is in need of food for themselves, their family or their pets, they can stop by the Division of Social Services, 83 Spring Street, Newton, NJ, on Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.  No
appointments are necessary.

Anyone interested in donating food items may stop by the Division of Social Services during these hours as well.  Special arrangements can be made for after hour donations.

The shelves in the Food Locker of the Division of Social Services, as well as other food pantries throughout the County, are often bare.  Items needed are those required to feed a family: shelf stable milk, cereal, peanut butter, jelly, crackers, meals in a can, soup, tuna or other proteins in a can.  Personal items are always in need.  Since the Food Locker is one of the only food pantries to stock pet food, pet food is also needed.   Also welcome are cash donations through which perishable food goods or vouchers are purchased as needed.
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« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2009, 03:53:17 PM »

New Jersey-Cape May area-

Carriage House Dog Grooming and Doggie Day Care
721 Seashore Road
Erma, NJ

Cape May County Herald May 14, 2009

When times are tough, some may have trouble keeping up with the expenses of caring for a pet.

With that in mind, the Campus Ambassadors Club at Atlantic Cape Community College delivered dog and cat food, treats, kitty litter and toys May 14 to Carriage House Dog Grooming & Doggie Day Care in Erma, where owners Melissa Atkinson and Rhonda Griffin have an animal foodbank.

The foodbank, Griffin explained, started last year with client need and grew as donations continued.

“We are trying to prevent people from having to surrender their pets to a shelter,” she said.

Anyone who would benefit from the foodbank, or would like to donate, can call the Carriage House Dog Grooming and Doggie Day Care, 721 Seashore Road, at 898-3661.

There are no requirements to accept supplies.


Press of Atlantic City December 26, 2009

"Melissa Atkinson and Rhonda Griffin stack cans of cat food and bags of dog food on a shelf outside their Cape May County pet-grooming business.

"The Milk Bones and Meow Mix are free for the taking - a pet-food bank for animal owners having difficulty affording food for their pets.

""If we can keep one dog out of a shelter, it was worth it," Atkinson said.

"Atkinson and Griffin, co-owners of Carriage House Grooming on Seashore Road, started the pet-food bank in January, when Atkinson read an article in a Florida newspaper about a woman distributing pet food from her car.

"As word spread about their pet-food bank, more recipients started showing up at their door, they said.

"People donate food at various locations in Cape May County, including the Carriage House and West Cape May's fire hall.

""It was a little idea that turned into something a little bigger," Atkinson said."
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« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2009, 03:54:38 PM »

New Jersey-Oakland-

Oakland Animal Food Bank
Oakland Animal Hospital
86 Ramapo Valley Road
Oakland, NJ 07436

The Oakland Animal Food Bank

In response to today’s challenging economy which finds New Jersey families turning to food banks at record numbers, Oakland Animal Hospital launched this community outreach program by establishing a pet food bank, Oakland Animal Food Bank. The program is an expansion of the Hospital’s annual holiday Food for Fido program. The pet food bank will collect and distribute food for loving and loved pets belonging to families in need. “When you hear stories of people having to give up their pets because of budget reasons, it is heartbreaking. Families need their pets even more during difficult times for comfort and to help relieve stress. We hope that by establishing the Oakland Animal Food Bank, we can help maintain the vital human and animal bond,” said Dr. Robert Gordon, director of Oakland Animal Hospital and founder of the Food Bank. The Oakland Animal Food Bank will collect donations at their location on 86 Ramapo Valley Road in Oakland, NJ Monday through Friday 9-5 and Saturday 9-11.

This is all the information we have about the Food Bank--suggest getting in touch with Oakland Animal Hospital for more.
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« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2009, 03:55:20 PM »

New Jersey-Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Salem Counties-

PetPALS of Southern New Jersey, Inc.
100 Essex Avenue, Suite #300
Bellmawr, NJ
Phone: 856-931-4399
Fax: 856-931-4463

PetPALS of Southern New Jersey is a non-profit New Jersey corporation organized to provide services to the animal companions of people living with terminal, chronic or debilitating illness, or financially needy senior citizens. PetPALS' services are limited based on established policies, including a geographic limitation restricting services to Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Salem counties.

Partner-veterinarians provide routine professional and emergency services at reduced rates to the organization for the benefit of our clients. More complex medical care is provided at the discretion of PetPALS. Short-term foster care and boarding opportunities are also offered, and permanent adoption can be arranged in extraordinary circumstances. Prospective volunteers are trained for service. PetPALS offers a unique opportunity for all friends of animals to provide a basic, caring service to neighbors living with serious or terminal illnesses, and their beloved animal companions,whether dogs or cats, birds, fish, large or small, domesticated or not.

Our assistance is available to pet-owning people who have a terminal illness, a chronic, debilitating illness, or a financially needy senior citizen, and who reside in Camdem, Gloucester, Salem or Burlington counties. In general, services are only limited by the availability of volunteers and resources, although certain programs are only available to those individuals demonstrating financial need.

Services Offered by PetPALS

In-home Pet Care- We provide volunteers who can walk your dog, clean bird cages and aquariums, exercise your cat and change its litterbox, or simply feed your pets.

Pet Food and Supplies- Assistance is available in obtaining pet food and supplies.

Veterinary Care- We can provide help in obtaining professional pet health care for a pet through our network of partner-veterinarians.
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« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2009, 11:07:21 AM »

New Jersey-Burlington County-

American Red Cross
Burlington County Chapter
1632 Route 38 East
Lumberton, NJ  08048
Phone: 609-267-9595 x108

KYW Radio December 25, 2009

Posted: Friday, 25 December 2009 6:36AM

Red Cross in S. Jersey Holds Pet Food and Supply Drive

"Pet food and supplies were being collected in Burlington County, NJ so owners going through financial hardship won't have to surrender their pets to local shelters.

""If they're not able to feed the pets, the pets get kicked to the street."

"That's Elaine Sullivan, a volunteer for the American Red Cross pet aid team's Burlington County chapter. She says items like dog and cat food, blankets, and kitty litter were being collected at various sites around the county:

""We have the Walmart in Marlton. We also have the American Red Cross, Burlington County chapter in Lumberton. The Tractor Supply store in Southampton and the Kirby pet supply store in Medford."

"For additional drop off sites or more information, visit"

Drop Off Locations
Deadline for Donations is December 31st
***Please Note that Donations at County Facilities Benefit the Burlington County Animal Shelter (Only)***

Sen. Diane Allen's Office
11 West Broad St.
Burlington, NJ  08016
(609) 239-2800
American Red Cross
1632 Route 38 (East)
Lumberton, NJ  08048
(609) 267-9595
150 Route 70 (East)
Marlton, NJ  08053
(856) 983-02100
Allen's Boarding Kennels
116A Borton Landing Road
Moorestown, NJ 08057
(856) 235-0196
Tractor Supply Store
1869 Route 38 (West)
Southampton, NJ  08088
(609) 702-9953

Wonderdogs Inc.
424D Kelly Drive
West Berlin, NJ 08091

Medford Pet Supplies
5 Wilkins Station Road
Suite 101
Medford, 08055

Kirby Pet Supply
67 N. Main Street
Medford, 08055

County Facility Locations
Donations Benefit Animal Shelter (Only)

Burlington County Human Services
795 Woodlane Road, 1st Floor Lobby
Mounty Holly, NJ  08060

Burlington County Office Building       
49 Rancocas Rd, 1st Floor, near eagle
Mount Holly, NJ  08060

Burlington County Library (Main)
5 Pioneer Blvd. (Off Woodlane Rd.)
Westampton, NJ  08060

Burlington County Courts Facility                                   
49 Rancocas Road, 1st Floor lobby                                   
Mount Holly, NJ  08060                                                     

Buttonwood Hospital
600 Pemberton-Browns Mills Rd.
Pemberton, NJ  08068

(Across from Burlington Co. College)

Pemberton Library
16 Broadway
Browns Mills, NJ  08015

Food Drive Press release.

If you are in need, contact the local Red Cross for more details about who is eligible for assistance.
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« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2009, 09:59:26 PM »

New Jersey-New Egypt-(Central NJ)-

The link is a Google cached one because viewing the link on the newspaper's website requires a paid subscription.

PLUMSTED: Helping Hands extended by new church Wednesday, December 16, 2009 5:42 PM EST

PLUMSTED— "On a recent bitter cold December night, Ken Erlenbusch clambered up onto the roof of his car to shine a spotlight on a backyard holiday scene more inspiring than even the most elaborate store-bought Christmas display.

"Helping Hands Pantry volunteers were giving away dozens of bags of donated food and clothing to 49 needy people from New Egypt and surrounding communities.

"The pantry, set up by the congregation of the fledgling Christian Fellowship Church of New Egypt, operates from a detached two-car garage behind A pair of historic homes at 31 Evergreen Road where Mr. Erlenbusch, and the church’s pastor, the Rev. Bob Swift, live with their families.

”"We figured we have the space, and we’re starting a church so why not start a food and clothing pantry for people who need it?” said Mr. Erlenbusch, an elder of the church, which opened seven weeks ago, who manages the pantry. “Both the reverend and I have been in the position ourselves in the past where we’ve needed to go to a food pantry. Sometimes people just need a helping hand.”

"In January, the church intends to add pet food, donated by a local animal rescue group, to its food pantry inventory, he said. During tough economic times, rescue groups often are inundated with pets whose families can no longer afford to feed them. It is hoped making free pet food available at the food pantry will enable more animals to stay in households that are “down on their luck,” he said.

"The food pantry is open twice a week: from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturdays. But the hours may be expanded if there is a bigger demand, Mr. Erlenbusch said.

"Families in need who wish to use the pantry must live in New Egypt or a neighboring community, such as Jackson, Browns Mills, North Hanover, Chesterfield or Crosswicks.

"For information or to make a donation of groceries or clothing, call Mr. Erlenbusch at 609-694-4390."

Contact them for more information.
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« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2009, 01:07:31 PM »

New Jersey-Atlantic Highlands/Red Bank area-

Dogs on the Farm
732) 872 - 7543
790 Kings Hwy East
Atlantic Highlands NJ 07716

The Independent December 31, 2009

Dogs on the Farm & Cats Too and Pet Nannys, Atlantic Highlands, are collecting pet food for people who cannot afford to feed their pets. Dogs on the Farm will distribute food to the Humane Society, the SOCA, and Lunch Break. Collection bins are at Nutswamp, Navesink, Middletown Village, New Monmouth, and Fairveiw Schools in Middletown; and at the business at 790 Kings Highway east, Atlantic Highlands. For more information, call Dogs on the Farm at 732-872-7543.

(Note Dogs on the Farm & Cats Too and Pet Nannys are under the same ownership.)

Lunch Break
121 Drs James Parker Blvd
Red Bank, NJ
(732) 747-8577

Website is having issues.

Atlantic Highlands Herald-December 2, 2009

LUNCH BREAK’s Mission Statement: Lunch Break freely provides life’s basic necessities – food, clothing and fellowship for our community members in need. Our mission is to alleviate hunger and lead those we serve to self-sufficiency and healthier lifestyles. We serve everyone, with compassion and dignity.

Contact Dogs on the Farm & Cats Too for more information about the drive.
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« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2010, 09:28:57 AM »

New Jersey-Gloucester county-

Gloucester County Animal Shelter
122 North Delsea Drive
Clayton, NJ 08312

Gloucester County Times February 3, 2010

"With local food pantries reporting increasing numbers of people in need and the continued lack of economic stability, there is a greater need than ever for donations through programs like the Gloucester County Cares About Hunger Food Drive.

"For the second year, the drive is also accepting donations of canned pet food through an arrangement with the Gloucester County Animal Shelter. Last year, nearly 40 cases of pet food were donated to low- and fixed-income families.

""We talked to the folks at the shelter who said they knew of families that were struggling financially and there were also increasing numbers of abandoned pets," said Hoffner. "Distribution of pet food will help families keep pets, decreasing the number of abandonments and euthanizations."

"Individuals who wish to make food donations can bring them to the United Way Office at 45 Crown Point Road in West Deptford on Feb. 26 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Employers or employee groups interested in participating should call Donna Fanticola at the United Way at (856) 845-4303 extension 13."


Courier Post Online February 23, 2010

Gloucester County drive aims to help food banks

"Bill Lombardi, director of the shelter, said the numbers of abandoned animals dipped last year, but the shelter still picked up close to 7,000 animals in 2009.

""A lot of it was due to the economy and people losing their homes," Lombardi said.

"He asked that county residents struggling to feed their pets contact the animal shelter after Friday."
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« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2010, 01:16:39 PM »

New Jersey-Commercial township-

8879 Highland Street, Haleyville
(Next to the State Police Barracks)
Russell Stormes, Coordinator
(856) 327-7810
4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., Mon-Fri.

Commodities are provided through the New Jersey Department of Agriculture and The Emergency Food Assistance Program.

Distribution to qualified families will be the 4th Saturday of each month from 12:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Families can qualify by income, New Jersey State assistance programs, unemployment assistance and SSI. Please bring proof of residence and proof of assistance or income. April 3, 2010

COMMERCIAL TWP. — "Debra Karp and Cris Cannon, of the Animal Friends Foundation, have proposed that the Commercial Township Food Pantry add pet food to its program.

“People who can’t afford food for their family can’t afford to feed their pets, either,” Karp said.

"Karp and Cannon said after the March township committee meeting that Russell Stormes had said he could provide a corner where pet food could be distributed, along with food commodities for pet owners, at the monthly food pantry distributions.

"Animal Friends Foundation is a nonprofit organization with a goal to end the overpopulation of unwanted companion animals through education and financial support of existing low-cost spay-neuter programs.

"To arrange to make a donation, contact Stormes at 327-7810."
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« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2010, 07:38:27 AM »

New Jersey-Vernon-

Saint Francis de Sales RC Church
614 Route 517,
Vernon N.J. 07462
Phone: (973) 827-3248
Fax: (973) 827-7534

(Because of their website having issues, the Google cached page is linked above)

North April 23, 2010

"The non-denominational pantry at St. Francis De Sales has seen a major increase of families in need because of the miserable state of the economy. In 2006, the pantry served 91 families, and at the end of 2009 the pantry served 1003 families, including supplying the fixings for 63 Thanksgiving and 78 Christmas dinners.

"Joan Danaher and Colleen Sparta bag up the goods. Scudieri anticipates a record number of families will be contacting the pantry due to the economy’s massive layoffs, unemployment, cuts in government benefits and catastrophic illnesses.

"The usual staples of peanut butter and jelly, pancake mix and syrup, macaroni and cheese, sauces and pasta are always needed as donations, and Scudieri noted that pet foods are also welcome at the pantry, saying, "It’s sad that many families must relinquish the family pet."

"Anyone wishing to donate food or who is in need of food may call 973-827-3248 Ext. 1- the pantry. There is strict and total confidentiality in all pantry matters."
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« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2010, 06:05:30 AM »

New Jersey-Milford, Matamoras and Port Jervis-Pike county-

Milford Pet Food Pantry
(across from the Milford Museum in the same building as 7 Street Cafe ) 
611 Broad St.
Milford, NJ
570 765 3627
(email contact is on home page above)

We are the first pet food bank in Pike County and are dedicated to providing assistance to pet owners facing hardship.

Our mission is to provide assistance  to economically stressed pet owners, by coming to the aid of pet owners with pet food and help them to keep their beloved pets instead of giving up their pets to shelters or worse.

Our operating hours are: Tuesday 12-4pm - Friday 4-7pm for the time being until we have more

The Food Pantry is starting to distribute pet food now and we hope to distribute food every two weeks to needy pet owners. To keep this worthwhile program going we deperately need volunteers.


One applicant per household

If one would be comfortable allowing us to take a picture of them and/or their pet, we encourage clients to bring a pet when they pick up food.

We ask for a donation at the time one receives food; whatever amount one can afford; but we do not require it.

We strive to provide a two week supply of pet food per household, up to the legal number of pets set by Pa. law (4 cats and/or 4 dogs). Clients may return twice in one month, receiving assistance for 3 months in a 4 month period.

Food is distributed two days a week. Please call (570 765 3627) to verify what days or if there are any cancellations or changes in our schedule.

We offer temporary assistance for feeding pets. We are not to be used as a permanent source of pet food.

We reserve the right to refuse anyone under any circumstance, such as someone who is seen as a habitual recipient (continuously comes for food).

We ask for personal information when one applies but do not share it with anyone and all information is kept strictly confidential.

No one in the household is to resell food or items provided by the Pantry. If we find out the food or item(s) was resold, the household and all members involved will be banned from assistance indefinitely.

We consider special requests for certain formulas or flavors of dog and cat food (i.e.. Senior, Indoor, etc), but are only able to give what we have at the time the request is made.

All potential recipients must come to our distribution site in order to receive pet food. We are workingon more sites but only have one at this time.

We reserve the right to make exceptions based on individual need.

We will not provide pet food for those intentionally breeding their animals.

All recipients must agree to not have any animal outside, on a rope or chain 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you are part of a rescue group and am picking up food for that group or for fostered animals, please provide proof of your involvement.

We are providing a service to the community and ask that recipients receive only as much food as they need.


We accept all kinds of pet food and pet related items

(Leashes,Pet Bedding,Kitty Litter,Pet Toys, and cash that will be used to purchase pet food and to keep the Pantry going)

Pike County Courier May 7, 2010

"Shop Rite (Montague, N.J.) and Price Shopper (Matamoras) are helping the community, allowing a new pet food pantry to put donation boxes in their store entrances and exits.

"The new non-profit Pet Food Pantry will benefit residents of Pike County, specifically: Milford, Matamoras and Port Jervis residents that have fallen out of luck and are in need of help with feeding their pets. The PFP opened on March 15 in the temporary space that was donated by the owner at 211 Broad Street - the same Building as Seventh Street Coffee.

"Anyone who is unable to feed pets because of economic distress is able to pick up food here for two weeks at a time for their pet, as long as supplies are available.

"The PFP is designed to help those people who are temporarily in distress. The new PFP needs volunteers and donations and if you would like to know more please go to http:/ and click on the Pet Food Pantry."
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« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2010, 12:35:05 PM »

New Jersey-Jackson-Ocean County-

Jackson Food Pantry
10 Don Connor Blvd,
Jackson NJ 08527

Contact the Pantry for more information; also contact them at the phone number shown if you are in need of emergency food. This pantry serves Jackson residents only.

TriTown News May 11, 2010

"Twice a month, Ocean County 4-H members team up with volunteers from the Ocean County Animal Shelter Auxiliary to provide assistance with feeding pets at the Jackson Food Pantry.

"Ocean County 4-H Club members have been tagging in front of Stop & Shop in Whiting to raise money to purchase food for the pet pantry. They have donated more than 650 pounds of dog food and cat food to this cause to date, according to a press release.

"The purpose of the 4-H-sponsored Pet Food Pantry is to help families keep their beloved furry friends instead of taking them to a local animal shelter because they can no longer afford to feed them.

"The group has been asked to support a second pet food pantry in the eastern section of Toms River and is seeking donations of dog food and cat food, which can be dropped off at the Ocean County Agricultural Building, 1623 Whitesville Road, Toms River. To make other arrangements, call Helen Ferraro in the 4-H Office at 732-349-1227."

The Volunteer Auxiliary For Animal Shelters Inc.
615 Freemont Rd.
Jackson, NJ 08527
Phone: 732-657-8086

This is the Ocean County Animal Shelter Auxiliary who should be able to provide information about the location of the Toms River pet food pantry.

List of food pantries in Ocean County--as you see there are a few in Toms River.
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