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!!!!
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.
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.
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!
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 . . .
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.......
Pawsitive Pantry rocks. The passion behind pets is one thing. But really it's about hope.
Anyone who has ever loved a cat or dog, or even knows someone who has, knows how incredibly important that pet is to it's person in good times and especially bad. The idea that someone would have to relinquish responsibility because of a temporary (hopefully) hard time is just heartbreaking for the person and the pet. PP is there to make sure there are options.
The volunteers and founder are some of the most fun and big-hearted people around too. What's better than that?
Pawsitive Pantry provides pet food to area food shelters so that people who are in need of assistance may get pet food at the same time they pick up food for themselves. This enables people to be able to keep their pets and ensures that the pets get the food they need.
The pantry is a well organized volunteer effort that I am happy to be involved with.