I finally got around to reading this article from USA Today about pet-food pantries. It originally appeared in the 24 December 2008 edition of the newspaper — when I still had a job. Reading it last night, I noticed some web addresses I want to save for future reference and share with anyone who may also need the info. The list includes websites that are workinging to compile a nationwide list of pet-food pantries:
I am working on a website called will work for dog food dot org to see if I can hawk my wares for dog and cat food money. Aside from my mortgage, pet food is my biggest expense each month as 1,000 pounds of dog food and 40-50 pounds of cat food is consumed. Perhaps it is still part of the embarrassment at being unemployed or the fear that accompanies being laid off, but I need to find a source for pet food money.
May 2018 update: See this page for even more resources.