Bi-State Pet Food Pantry

Rating: 4.95 stars   22 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 2801 Clark Ave Saint Louis MO 63130 USA

Mission: Bi-State Pet Food Pantry is a St. Louis-based all-volunteer 501c3 nonprofit committed to keeping animals with their guardians during financially difficult times by providing emergency assistance with pet food.
Results: The Bi-State Pet Food Pantry hands out about 7,000 lbs of food, treats and litter to approximately 100 families each month - feeding around 400 dogs and cats. That number is literally growing each month.
Target demographics: Anyone who legitimately needs help feeding their pets in order to keep them in their home as part of the family.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Pets and people.
Geographic areas served: St. Louis metro area (city, county, metro-east)
2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

What can I say about this place? They do absolutely great work in the community. They help keep pets with their guardians during financially difficult times. This means less animals abandoned and less animals in shelters. What's not to like about that? All of the people that volunteer here really do care about their community.

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?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Bi-State Pet Food Pantry is a great resource for the St. Louis area. Helping people keep their pets is an amazing feeling. I could never imagine choosing between my bills or feeding my pets. Bi-State helps solve that dilemma for many families. The pantry has several ways people can volunteer, so there is something for everyone. Bi-State is a great organization that I am proud to be a volunteer for.

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?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Awesome charity, run by awesome people. They work hard, and they help a lot of people :)

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?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Families and their pets have deep connections that come from experiences, compassion and joy. Pet Food Pantry and all the people who volunteer with it are committed to keeping people and pets together. PFP is a great opportunity to become engaged in the community, meet some fantastic folks, and help those, animal and human, who need it.

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

the words, smiles and thank yous from the people that have benefited from PFPs efforts.

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?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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

Anytime you engage with others in your community it is a positive experience.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Engaged.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I am a volunteer and a client of Bi-State Pet Food Pantry. I have been unemployed since 2009, and if it weren't for them, my dog would not still be with us. I found this great organization in 2010. They have been a god-send. I try to give back and donate my time once a month. The organizers are great and understand what people like us are going through. They work hard at keeping people and their pets together.

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

receiving food myself for my 80 lb. lab-mix.

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

help them find their own home so they could be stable and not have to move so much.

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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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

There is nothing they need to change. They are great :)

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

I was eager to work with such nice and compasionate people. They definitely love animals.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

This experience makes me want to give back even by donation. When I get a job, I plan to donate to this great organization but in the meantime, I coupon and periodically find 'free' cat food or treats that I take to them for other pets.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Bi-State is doing wonderful work for pets and their owners in this hard economic climate. They help pets stay in heir home by providing food and other basics to families who can't afford it. This helps keep pets out of shelters and from being euthanized! Brilliant work !

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

I have referred many people to the pantry!

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

I wouldn't change a thing.

 
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