PAWSITIVE PANTRY

Rating: 4.92 stars   12 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 55 Carlyle Rd % Jennifer Bennett Warren VT 05674 USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The Montpelier Food Pantry receives weekly donations of dog and cat foods from PAWSitive Pantry. We distribute those donations to our food shelf clients. We feel that many clients would go without food in order to feed their pets. We are very blessed to have their support!!!!

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I have seen first hand how this important program help those we serve.

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Not sure I would change anything!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Kudos to this organization. Pet owners are apt to feed their pets before they feed themselves so this is one burden that they don't have. This service also helps the owners keep their trusted pets rather than overload the Humane Society and most of all, the owners and pets have the companionship that feeds their souls...a win, win for all in these hard times.

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working with the organization from the near start.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

try to get more young people involved on a regular basis.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Pawsitive Pantry provides a service which is greatly needed in the communities I serve. Many people would be unable to keep their animal companions without the food, treats and goodies the program distributes. On a daily basis, I have people coming in for pet food when they are in a bind. I don't know what I would do without the help we get from this organization.

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I work for a Community Action Agency, running our food pantry, and work with clients who are able to recieve not only food for themselves, but for their animal companions.

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I am happy with the way the program runs.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Pawsitive Pantry is an amazing non profit organization! It is a great group of dedicated people who are dedicated pet owners and understand the importance of others in financial hardship having a difficult time being able to keep there pets!

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I help pack food on a pretty regular basis, and would do anything else needed for this organization!

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none, its perfect!

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Rating: 5 stars  

The work the pantry does is incredible. I volunteer and deliver to two different food shelters and the people there, both workers and users of the pantry, stop me every time and are so so grateful. In these times that are so hard for individuals and families, to be forced to give up a valued member of the family like a pet or to not be able to provide well for them is a much too painful and unnecessary thing to occur. And the group that runs the pantry are dedicated and seem to have their priorities straight. Woofs to all . . .

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the towns i live in and near by.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

work to have sister organizations open in every state and city and town.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

This group is made up of organized, dedicated animal lovers of all ages. Their work has made it possible for many, many families to keep their beloved pets when otherwise, due to finances, they would have to give them up. These volunteers often drive through miserable conditions (this is Vermont!) to get this food distributed to those in need.

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Meeting families that have told me that if it wasn't for this group, they would no longer be able to keep their pet.

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Find more volunteers!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Pawsitive Pantry - what a great concept and what an incredible need this organization fills! Bottom line - it insures that animals can be fed and families already experiencing desperate issues with the recession, can keep their loving dogs and cats embraced within the family circle, where they are needed more than ever. Hats off to its founder, Jen Bennett, and all of the volunteers who make this work on such a broad scale. It is a model that has been copied in other regions, because it works so well and makes so much sense!

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the pleasure of hearing the stories of families who have been able to keep pets, they were certain they would have to give up since they could no longer afford to feed them.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make sure that more people know about the incredible work that is being done by this amazing group of dedicated volunteers.

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Rating: 4 stars  

EVERYONE involved at Pawsitive Pantry is very organized, helpful, thoughtful, and they have a fun time while promoting a good cause.

It is truly noteworthy and ethical to support people who are in need of short term assistance, and help them foster the best environment for their existing pets during times of travail, easing the burden of financial distress caused by unemployment , illness or injury, or unforeseen difficulties; Pawsitve Pantry does it!

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Hearing some accounts of people in need being very thankful that this service exists. The Pantry also helps to put surplus pet food stock, supplied by major corporations, to good use on a philanthropic level.

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Ask the thankful beneficiaries of this honorable service to lend a helping hand in the process when and once they can.

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Rating: 5 stars  

PAWSitive pantry is just the best. The provide a much needed and appreciated service to the community animals in these times of need. They have organised some innovative,imaginative and fund raising events here in the Mad River Valley and regardless of the harsh weather conditions, they meet every week to pack food for the Animal food shelf. The Dogs of the Mad River Valley, including mine, say a BIG thank you to Jen and the team!

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Warren, Vermont.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

GIve them money to increase their ability to feed more animals.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My personal belief is that there is nothing more reassuring during times of duress than a loving pet. This organization allows owners to keep their pets during financially stressful times.
All profits for this organization go directly towards providing food for dogs and cats.
The woman who started Pawsitive Pantry has created an organization comprised of very dedicated volunteers.......

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

being told by a recipient of the donated food how grateful they were.....

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None at this time.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

None

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

New friends

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Like I am giving back for the life 'gifts' I have received....

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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