When I started the Pet Food Pantry of OKC, Inc. in June 2010, I had no idea there were so many people struggling to feed themselves and their companion animals. We started with 25 low-income senior citizens. Today, we provide pet food each month to more than 250 low-income senior citizens, veterans and the homeless - over 600 companion animals! Our efforts keep food on the table (and in the bowl) for everyone - and we reduce the number of pets having to be surrendered to shelters and rescues. Thank you to all the amazing volunteers and donors who help us provide pet food to these pets and the people who love them.
I have watched this non-profit grow from its birth. It has developed into a very focused and well executed organization that serves those that many times make a decision to sacrifice their own well being to keep their pet (always as close as any family member) fed. This is such a healthy and much needed service for the elderly and homeless folks of our city. Its volunteers keep expenses almost to nothing so all donations can go to serve their clients. This has been a passion for the founder for many years, and now she is able to make a difference is so many lives that truly need the help, serving a client base that gets so badly overlooked.
I am so honored to volunteer for Pet Food Pantry of OKC. Our clients' pets mean the world to them and the smile that I see on their faces when I deliver food just melts my heart. THANK YOU PFPof OKC!!
I live on my monthy Social Security. The cat food my pets receive is just wonderful !!! If I didnt get this help I would be getting less for myself because I would feed my kitties !! I live alone and they are very important to me. And the young woman who brings the cat food each month is so sweet and kind !! She takes the time to visit with me and I just love her !! Its a great group of people and I dont know what I would do without it !!
Pet Food Pantry is a certified 503c nonprofit organization that strives to help people keep beloved pets in their home by serving as a food bank for animals. We provide not only food, but also supplies and emergency medical care items to low-income seniors, homeless and veterans. We also are the suppliers of animal food during any disaster in the Oklahoma City area. The ultimate goal of the Pantry is to reduce the rapidly growing rate of animal surrenders to local shelters or the outright abandonment of pets due to financial strain.
We help over a 100 seniors every month plus take food to homeless areas and churches to give out. For a senior their animal is their only friend and family. We have seen them give up their own food and money for medicine to help their animal. That is why this organization was started.
We were also in Moore right after the tornado went through bringing hundreds of bags of food and we continued to help Little Axe into 2014.
We depend totally on donations. Our website is www.petfoodpantryokc.org Please find it in your heart to help a senior hold on to their best friend by donating to the Pet Food Pantry of OKC!