Pet Food Banks-Pet Food Pantries

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Virginia-Charlottesville area-

http://www.piedmontpetpantry.org/

http://www.extramiledogrescue.org/pet_pantry.html

Piedmont Pet Pantry
(434) 962-8492
margaret@extramiledogrescue.org

The Piedmont Pet Pantry provides temporary assistance to those needing help feeding their dog(s) and cat(s).

Dog and cat food is distributed at various times and locations as follows:

The Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry held at Jackson-Via Elementary School, lower right side of the school, 508 Harris Rd, Charlottesville

* 2nd Tuesday of the month, 7-9pm
* 2nd Saturday of the month, 10am-1pm

The Crossroads Store Complex outside Dr. Ho’s Pizza Shop at the intersection of Rt 29 and Plank Road, 9 miles south of Interstate 64

* 3rd Saturday of the month, 8:30-10:30am

Almost Home Pet Adoption Center, 29 Stagebridge Road, 3 miles north of Lovingston at the intersection of Rt 29 and Rt 624

* Last Saturday of the month, 9:30-11am

Dog and cat food donations, both wet and dry, are being accepted at various locations including:

* Albemarle Veterinary Care Center, 445 Westfield Road, Charlottesville
* Pete’s Pet Forum, 167 Seminole Court at Seminole Square Shopping Center, Charlottesville
* Almost Home Pet Adoption Center, 29 Stagebridge Road, Lovingston

We are grateful for all monetary donations that help us with our mission of providing temporary assistance feeding pets.

http://www.piedmontpetpantry.org/index.php?news&nid=4

Note: A scheduled distribution had to be cancelled on November 14 because of lack of donations of pet food.

http://www.piedmontpetpantry.org/index.php?p=1_7_Online-Donations

Link for online donations.

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Virginia-Harrisonburg-

http://www.whsv.com/news/headlines/70334782.html

WHSV-TV November 17, 2009

"The Shenandoah Valley Spay/Neuter Clinic is starting a pet pantry to help pet owners during tough economic times.

"The clinic is offering assistance to Rockingham County residents that cannot feed their pets by providing temporary pet food assistance for up to three months.

"To qualify for assistance owners must complete a basic application, provide proof of government assistance or a combined household income of $30,000 or less, and show proof that their pet is spayed or neutered."

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

Shenandoah Valley Spay/Neuter Clinic
910 N. Liberty Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
V: 540.437.1980
F: 540.437.1982
info@spayandneuterclinic.org

The food pantry is so new, it's not shown yet on their website--suggest contacting them for more information.

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http://www.pwspca.org/index.htm

Manassas, Manassas City, Prince William County, Virginia-

The Prince William SPCA is sponsoring a new Pet Food Pantry for needy families in the area. The pantry is located in the front lobby of the Manassas City Animal Adoption Center and is open during their normal business hours. They are located 10039 Dean Dr. in Manassas, Va. Needy families in Manassas, Manassas Park and Prince William County may visit the pantry twice per month for this service. There is no cost to participate but quantities are limited. The pantry is in need of cat food and dog food donations! If you can donate any items, please take them directly to the pantry.

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http://www.pwspca.org/home.htm

Pet Food Pantry Now Open! Donation Need=High

The Prince William SPCA is sponsoring a new Pet Food Pantry for needy families in the area. The pantry is located in the front lobby of the Manassas City Animal Adoption Center and is open during their normal business hours. They are located 10039 Dean Dr. in Manassas, Va.

Needy families in Manassas, Manassas Park and Prince William County may visit the pantry twice per month for this service. There is no cost to participate but quantities are limited. The pantry is in need of cat food and dog food donations! If you can donate any items, please take them directly to the pantry. Follow the donation procedures posted to receive a receipt for your donation.

Manassas City Animal Adoption Center
10039 Dean Drive
Manassas, VA 20110
Phone: 703-257-2420
Email: animalshelter@ci.manassas.va.us

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http://ourvalley.org/news.php?viewStory=4118

OurValley.org April 22, 2009

Roanoake, Salem, Roanoake County, parts of Botetourt County, Virginia-

"People who need food for their pets can now get it free in Salem from Bethel Baptist Church's food pantry.

"The Roanoke Valley SPCA recently added Bethel to its program to keep people and pets united in the community. Bethel joined with the Local Office on Aging and Manna Ministries as a distribution site for donated pet food through the RVSPCA’s PET (Pets Eat Too) Program.

""If there's a need, we'll try to meet it," Gearhart said. "As long as people are in the 24153 zip code, we will take care of them."

"He explained that the Bethel Baptist food pantry has been in existence for approximately six years and serves 119-135 families per month. Distribution is on Saturday mornings from 9-10 a.m. from a building adjacent to the church."

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Roanoke Valley Humane Society
1340 Baldwin Ave., N.E.
Roanoke VA 24012 
540.344.4840 
540.342.6730 fax 

http://rvspca.org/announcements/index.php

PET (Pets Eat Too) Program The RVSPCA has partnered with the Local Office on Aging since January, 2007 to provide food for the pets of recipients of Meals on Wheels.  It was discovered that many shut-ins and senior citizens were sharing their protein-rich meals with their pets.  This was an unhealthy siituation for both pet and owner.

The PET program expanded in April, 2008, when the RVSPCA began providing pet food to Manna Ministries, operators of a food pantry for the working poor.  With the downturn in the economy, many families are faced with the decision to relinquish their pet because of the cost of food. Nearly 3,600 pounds per month is distributed from the pantry.

Bethel Baptist Church food pantry is one of the newest partner in the PET Program. A survey of patrons was conducted to determine if a need existed for pet food to be added to the six year old food pantry’s inventory.  The survey revealed that a need did, in fact, exist with 27 dogs and 24 cats being reported.   The RVSPCA began providing pet food for the food pantry’s April 4th distribution.

Botetourt Food Pantry recently became a distribution site for pet food, with more than 400 pounds of food distributed in the first week. 

The RVSPCA is expecting to provide nearly 48,000 pounds of pet food annually to help keep people and pets united in our community.

Where does the RVSPCA get this food?  School groups, community organizations, churches and businesses hold food drives that provide all of the food needed for redistribution.  Black Dog Salvage in Roanoke is now a permanent drop-off site for donated food.  Four Food Lion stores (Hunting Hills, Oak Grove, Plantation & Starkey Rd.) and Ukrop's also have collection boxes.  Sam's Club, Southern States Cooperative, Target and Walmart in Salem and on Rt. 220 are helping by donating distressed bags of food that would otherwise be thrown away. 

Suggest contacting RVSPCA for more information about the Pet Food Program.

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District of Columbia-Washington DC-

http://www.warl.org/programs/food_bank.php

Washington Animal Rescue League
71 Oglethorpe Street, NW
Washington, DC 20011
Medical Center: 202-726-CARE (2273)

Q: What is the Rescuer’s Food Bank?
A: Building on a successful holiday program established nearly a decade ago, the League now hosts a permanent community pet food and toy bank. Its aim is to help families hold on to and care for their animal companions, even under the current economic challenges. The Rescuer’s Food Bank is supported entirely through private donations.

Q: How can I support the Rescuer’s Food Bank?
A: Donation of dry or wet dog or cat food can be brought to the League at any time when the shelter is open. Dry food should be in unopened bags; wet food should be in relatively undamaged aluminum cans.   The program also collects and distributes toys and basic supplies like cat litter, beds, dog leashes, etc.

Q: Do you accept cash donations to the food bank?
A: Yes, you can support the food bank with a monetary donation, which you can make on our online donation page or through the mail (Rescuer’s Food Bank, The Washington Animal Rescue League, 71 Oglethorpe Street, NW, Washington, DC  20011).

Q: Can the League pick up donations?
A: The League may be able to pick up large-scale donations if arrangements are made ahead of time.  To look in to this possibility, please call 202-726-2556, ext. 342.

Q: Who is eligible to receive food from the Food Bank?
A: Any current, low-income Medical Center client is automatically eligible to receive food and supplies from the Rescuer’s Food Bank.  Others may also be eligible if they live in the District of Columbia and meet our income guidelines.  To see if they are eligible, interested people may call the League’s Medical Center at 202-726-2273.

Q: What if I have more questions about the Food Bank?
A: Contact the Medical Center at 202-726-2556, ext. 342..

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/10/14/AR2009101401662.html

Washington Post October 16, 2009

Dog Owner Has Change of Heart

OGLETHORPE ST. NW, 300 block, Oct. 6. A woman and her son took their two dogs to the league to make them available for adoption. The woman said that she had lost her job and car and had to walk to the league to drop off the animals and that she had no money to feed the dogs. After a staff member told the woman about the free food from the league's pet food bank program, she decided to keep the dogs. A staff member drove the family home.

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