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)
As a person who helps spread the word about animals at local shelters, I can tell you that many are turned in because of the current economic conditions. Families just can't afford to feed their pets. Because of great organizations like Bi-State Pet Food Pantry, people can keep their fur-babies. This group is actually helping to save lives.
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 !