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Positive Community Outreach: Pet Food Pantries

Positive Community Outreach: Pet Food Pantries

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For many people, the bond they have with their pets is unshakable. Yet hard times come and go and sometimes we struggle to take care of everything, including our own needs. Most community outreach centers and food pantries also give out pet food when able but a new program is emerging and it's paws-itively worth getting excited about. 

Back in December of 2015 New York City's Animal Care Center launched their pet food pantries aimed at helping provide free dog and cat food to families who struggle to feed themselves (or the human members of their households.)

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These dedicated pet food pantries have gone above and beyond what other food pantries have been able to offer and it has clearly been a blessing in their community.

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Misael Lopez and his pitbull Cookie have been really blessed by their pet food pantry. Misael makes $9.50 per hour, which really is not a lot of money in New York City. Once utilities and rent are taken care of, he simply does not have the $60 each month to feed his beloved dog. The pet food pantry gladly fills the gaps and makes sure that happy pets stay in loving homes and no one goes hungry.

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Hudson Valley Pet Food Pantry is one shining example. With an annual budget of $102,000 they are able to feed 775 dogs and cats per month. Yes, you read that correctly!