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Bi-State Pet Food Pantry

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

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)

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I host a Public Affairs show on WIL in St. Louis & I had Jacqui Zancanata the President of Bi-State Pet Food Pantry as a guest on my show. While there are plenty of people food pantries, I had no idea there were pet food pantries! Jacqui was an eloquent speaker & explained how easily the need can happen, they don't judge & sometimes it's just a one time need. Again, Great Nonprofits helped me find Bi-State Pet Food Pantry. If you want to help a pet organization, this one is at the top of my list.

1 Cathy17

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The unconditional love given by a beloved dog, cat, or other furry or feathered friend is a positive force when life is good, but especially when times get rough. To have to give up your pet because you have hit a rough patch can make everything so much worse. The work of BI-State Pet Food Pantry allows individuals and families to keep their pets by providing pet food to those in need. This is an important organization, not just because they are preventing animals from going hungry or being put in to the pet adoption system, but because the service they provide enables the human owners to continue to give and receive the love of their pets at a time when they really need it.

1 Lisa70

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The people who started and run this charity are truly passionate about helping keep people keep their pets during hard times. It's great, the work they do for animals but, they also provide much more than that. To a lot of people, pets are their family and some people actually NEED their pets. Pets have been shown to help people live longer, healthier and happier lives. So, in short, the Bi-State Pet Food Pantry helps just as many people as they do their pets. Wonderful charity to give your time, money or food to. Great people with big hearts doing a lot of work to keep families together.


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Bi State Pet Food Pantry I cannot say enough wonderful things about the people and the services they provide. What an amazing benefit they are to the St. Louis area. While I do not volunteer at Bi State I do volunteer at Stray Rescue and Petsmart in the cat adoption center. The best place for a pet is with their family and Bi State provides a wonderful service to help ensure family and pets stay together in these hard times. Keep up the amazing work and thanks to all for everything you do!