VCA Charities Pet Food Pantry Program – Serving 81,000 Meals to Pets in Need this Holiday Season

By November 22, 2017 October 21st, 2020 Pet Food Pantry

Established in June 2010, VCA Charities Pet Food Pantry program was created to provide nutritious pet food meals to needy families to help keep their pets healthy and happy. VCA Charities strongly believes in the human and animal bond, we hope by providing this pet food to pet owners in need we can prevent these animals from being surrendered, abandoned, or mistreated.

VCA Charities is excited to share a little holiday cheer, we are on course to provide over 81,000 meals to pets in need this Thanksgiving week. VCA Charities was created to be a socially responsible extension of the kind, compassionate, and devoted employees that make up our company. We hope this nutritious pet food finds its way into the bellies of pets in need allowing for them to remain healthy, happy, and loved by their pet owner(s) for many years to come.

The VCA Charities Pet Food Pantry program began with one location in Venice, CA., the program has since grown to 29 locations. The VCA Charities Pet Food Pantry program is co-sponsored by Hill’s Pet Nutrition. Hill’s provides the pet food to VCA Charities as an in-kind donation. The annual cost to provide the pet food for each pantry location is approximately $5,000.

VCA Charities and Amazon Smile

If you would like to donate to VCA Charities to help support this heartfelt program, please visit VCACharities.org, in addition you can donate to VCA Charities via the AmazonSmile program (AmazonSmile set up details below).

On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you are prompted to select a charitable organization from our list of eligible organizations. You can change your selection at any time.

To change your charitable organization:

  1. Sign in to smile.amazon.comon your desktop or mobile phone browser.
  2. From your desktop, go to Your Accountfrom the navigation at the top of any page, and then select the option to Change your Charity. Or, from your mobile browser, select Change your Charity from the options at the bottom of the page.
  3. Scroll through and select VCA Charities as your new charitable organization to support.

For more information about the AmazonSmile program, go tohttp://smile.amazon.com/about

VCA Charities Pet Food Pantry Milestones:

  • 29 VCA Charities Pet Food Pantry locations (18 States & The District of Columbia)
  • Over 2 Million meals served since the launch of VCA Charities Pet Food Pantry program
  • Over 403,000 meals served in 2017
  • Over 81,000 meals served during the 2017 Thanksgiving week

VCA Charities Pet Food Pantry Locations:

  • Venice, CA – St Joseph Center | 204 Hampton Drive, Venice CA 90291
  • Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Community Food Bank |732 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd, Atlanta GA 30318
  • Harlem, NY – West Harlem Community Kitchen | 355 Food Center Drive, Bronx NY 10474
  • Denver, CO – Food Bank of the Rockies | 10700 E. 45thAvenue Denver CO 80239
  • Seattle, WA – Jewish Family Services | 1601 16thAvenue Seattle WA 98122
  • Kansas City, KS – Jewish Family Services | 5801 W 115thStreet Suite 103, Overland Park KS 66211
  • Anchorage, AK – Straw For Dogs | 645 G Street Suite 100-1175, Anchorage, AK 99501
  • Cave Creek, AZ – Foothill Food Bank | 6038 E. Hidden Valley Drive, Cave Creek AZ 85331
  • Apache Junction – The Pawtique Pantry | 2223 N. Al Sieber Road, Apache Junction AZ 85119
  • Aurora, IL – Aurora Animal Care & Control | 600 S. River Street, Aurora IL 60506
  • San Diego, CA – City Dog Pet Grooming | 550 Park Blvd, San Diego CA 92101
  • Portland, OR – Southeast Community Church of the Nazarene | 5535 SE Rhone, Portland OR 97206
  • Sacramento, CA – Sacramento Loaves & Fishes | 1351 North C Street, Sacramento CA 95811
  • Clifton, NJ – St. Peters Haven | 380 Clifton Avenue, Clifton NJ 07013
  • Staten Island, NY – Council of Jewish Organizations of Staten Island | 984 Post Avenue, Staten Island NY 10302
  • Long Island, NY – Long Island Cares Food Bank | 163 N. Wellwood Avenue Suite 1, Lindenhurst NY 11757
  • Plymouth, MA – Salvation Army Massachusetts Division | 8 Carver Street, Plymouth MA 02360
  • Albuquerque, NM – The Storehouse Food Pantry | 106 Broadway SE, Albuquerque NM 87102
  • Spokane, WA – Second Harvest/Mead Food Bank | 12611 North Wilson Street, Mead WA 99021
  • Charlotte, NC – VCA Stoney Creek Animal Hospital | 626 West Mallard Creek Church Road, Charlotte NC 28262
  • Columbia, MD – Howard County Animal Control | 8576 Davis Road, Columbia MD 21045
  • Woodlands, TX – StoneBridge Church | One StoneBridge Church Drive, Woodlands TX 77382
  • Tempe, AZ – Lost Our Home Pet Foundation | 2323 S. Hardy Drive, Tempe AZ 85282
  • Great Barrington, MA – VCA All Caring Animal Hospital | 440 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington MA 01230
  • Cheshire, CT – Cheshire Food Pantry | 51 Railroad Avenue, Cheshire CT 06410
  • Fishers, IN – Fishers United Methodist Church | 9690 E. 116thStreet, Fishers IN 46037
  • Washington D.C. – Bread for the City | 1524 7thStreet NW, Washington D.C. 20001
  • Manhattan, NY – All Souls Church | 1157 Lexington Avenue, New York NY 10075
  • Oneida, NY – St. Patrick’s Church Food Cupboard | 117 East Walnut Street, Oneida NY 13421   

The VCA Charities Pet Food Pantry program was established in June 2010, and since the launch the program has provided over 2 Million meals to pets in need from 29 pet food pantry locations.

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