The Cedar Bend Humane Society is committed to helping people keep pets in their homes. That’s why in the fall of 2012, the Cedar Bend Humane Society asked the Northeast Iowa Food Bank to partner on a project to provide pet food to the pantry clients.
The first Paws Pantry distribution was in November 2012 and served about 35 clients with 500 pounds of pet food.
Two years later, the Paws Pantry provides approximately 1800 pounds of food to nearly 100 clients each month.
Distribution dates are the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month from 8:30 to 11:30 in the morning at the Northeast Iowa Food Bank.
The Cedar Bend Humane Society provides the food and the volunteers to help with distribution.
Food bank clients are eligible to visit the Paws Pantry once a month. You receive 15 pounds of food for dogs and five pounds of food for cats.
You must fill out an application to participate and present a current photo ID with a home address when you pickup the food.
Applications are available at the Northeast Iowa Food Bank or during normal Paws Pantry hours.
The next Paws Pantry is scheduled for Friday, January 9, 2015.
If you know of someone struggling to provide food for his or her pets, please let them know help is available. The Cedar Bend Humane Society wants to help keep as many animals as possible in loving homes.