Sunday, January 17, 2010

Bakersfield Pet Pantry now has drop-off locations

The folks at the Bakersfield Pet Pantry were kind enough to send along the following update and annoucement of their new drop-off locations for pet food. For more information on the Bakersfield Pet Pantry, click the link located in our links section.

Bakersfield Pet Food Pantry, located in Bakersfield has reached its first milestone --- more than 2,700 pounds of pet food has so far been donated by citizens from the Bakersfield area. The concept of the pet food pantry was started in April 2009 when one of our directors started purchasing and delivering pet food to help financially challenged folks in Oildale at a place called “Church Without Walls.”

With the kind hearts of others, Bakersfield Pet Food Pantry, an all volunteer non-profit organization was born. We are thrilled to say we have expanded our pet food distribution to include Meals on Wheels - NOR. The BPFP is reaching out to various services and organizations like Senior Living Coordinators, Medical Offices and our local Animal Shelters, who may know first hand of individuals and families that have pets in need.

Our mission is to provide pet food assistance to low income disabled/homebound seniors and indigent community members who are struggling to feed their pets. Our purpose is to help pet owners keep their beloved pets, as pets are usually viewed as part of the family and often offer emotional support, which is essential to a person’s well being.

Because of the generosity of donated pet food by the citizens of Bakersfield and surrounding communities, the pantry is in need of a donated storage facility, space in a warehouse, or a business where we can store pet food.

We are always in need of pet food and will accept any unopened brand of dog or cat food whether it’s bagged or canned. If you would like to donate pet food we have “Barrel Buddy” donation drop-off site, listed below. These generous businesses have agreed to collect pet food donations on our behalf.

Biscuit Boutique & Doggie Spa - 1617 19th St.
CLS Pet Food - 3105 “F” Street
Self Serve Pet Spa - 2816 Calloway Dr. Ste 103
Valley Feed - 12905 Hageman Rd.

For more information about the pantry, please visit our website at or call (661) 619-2029 or (661) 316-8265.

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