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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Disaster Aid, Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness & Relief

Mission: People will ask for help for their pets, that they will not ask for them selves. Partnering with churches, non-profits, and cities helping humans, once people come for the pet food, we want them to get the human help that will return them to stability or improve their lives (and really help the pets long term).

Results: We are serving in 11 of 15 counties in Arizona. In our last IRS 990 we gave $675,000 of pet food, leashes, collars, bowls, beds, toys, (etc) to victims who had pets to help them unconditional love and hope in their live when challenges threaten to overwhelm them. (on $19,500 cash donations).

Target demographics: people who are stuggling to get though each day

Direct beneficiaries per year: by giving $655,000 of pet items and pet food on $19.500 cash that YOU provided in Arizona!!!

Geographic areas served: Arizona though pets

Programs: supplemental pet food to churches,non-profits and groups helping in the community and emergency support of leashes, collars, bowls, beds toys...to pets of disaster, domestic violence victims and Veteran!

Community Stories

23 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Ivy R.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

AID/Empty Bowl assisted Tempe CERT in pet first aid and pet CPR training to CERT volunteers and members. This enables citizens, in times of disaster, to not only to take care of their human families but also animal families. We have a houseful of critters. My hubby, I, and our 2 children have all taken the class. It brought awareness to the importance in preparedness and we are much more thoughtful when we plan for potential disasters and/or evacuation. My hubby and son had the pleasure to help AID/Empty Bowl in a few occasions (collecting and unloading pet foods and stocking the storage space) and got to know its volunteers. These are dedicated people who are doing all they can and some more in order to help folks who would put their pets first before themselves during difficult times. Their services, in my opinion, bring so much relief and happiness to those that need it.

2 Linda346

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been a volunteer for several years and have never run into a more devoted group of people. On a shoestring budget this organization performs miracles. It respects its volunteers and gives credit where credit is due. No matter what the emergency or need, someone there will find a way to help regardless of how inconvenient the timing may be. What a much better world we would live in if there were more groups like this for both people and their animal companions.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Over the years I've volunteered with many organizations. Empty Bowl Pet Food Pantry is one the most far-reaching AZ ones. It has a hands-on, global approach helping people get back on their feet and keep their companion animals. EBPFP is not simply a here's a bag of food for your pet and then good-bye. It really cares. If it takes a village to raise a child, then it takes Empty Bowl Pet Food Pantry to raise hope for the most needy among us. It is an honor and privilege to be part of this not-for-profit group.

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cj__2 05/10/2015

We have been blessed to have people like you to help guide us on our way, and to give us access to the community resources that help make such a difference. Hope and will are the two (not so) secret agendas that we are striving to bring to communities, because as neighbor helping neighbor, this is the only way to get though to people who are used to being the givers, not receiving help!

1 Janis7

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a much needed charity group. Thank you for your service to the animal community!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Empty bowl is a wonderful organization serving our homeless, veterans and community providing pet food, spay neuter vouchers and other services. Can't say enough God things!

1 Melissa301

Client Served

Rating: 5

Empty bowl pantry has helped me a number of times with getting food for my kitties. If it went for them I don't know what I would have done

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Empty Bowl Pet Food Panty is an wonderful organization for animals and the community alike. The need is great for both and CJ Anderson and her crew work their hearts out to get the job done. I was honored to be able to help out at the Arizona Stand down with CJ and saw so many animals get medical attention, food, supplies and other resources so these animals can stay in their home with the owners who love them.

1 Denise136

Volunteer

Rating: 5

CJ has put her heart into EBPFP and it shows . and so does the board

i became an vollenteer about 2 years or so ago . i am in a wheelchair and in my apartments are elderly and disabled that have pets to keep them happpy and be able to cope with personal issues . i have seen and helped load trucks andcars full of pet food for other organizations . as well i help get food for those here , and get it sent to those who need it . i have seen several homeless vets and thier pets that need the help with thier companions .

i have been as well trying to get more active in helping other animal rescues and shelters . but as in a power chair , i seem to be over looked . and in some ways i can see the concerns . as i might not see a tail under my wheels , and that would not be good .

EBPFP has helped even myself be able to get out and help how i can , if even in the chair .. that too has been of great help to me as well .

thank you EBPFP and the board and you too CJ

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Simply amazing! I'm short on words, because I'm stuck on one word for this Organization, amazing!

1 Tammy110

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What a wonderful organization!! I am fortunate enough to have met and befriended CJ Anderson several years ago! She is an awesome leader and does wonderful work here!!

1 Linda406

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am so impressed with CJ Anderson and the Empty Bowl Pet Food. It was a privilege to volunteer at the Veterans Stand Down and see first hand what this great organization does.
My father was a WWII Vet so I appreciate what CJ does for our Veterans and their dogs. I look forward to volunteering more this year. Thank you CJ for everything you do and your great Spirit :)