Cedar Rapids AniMeals
PO Box 11195
Cedar Rapids, IA 52410-1195
Cedar Rapids AniMeals is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation operated entirely by volunteers who provides food for the pets of Cedar Rapids-area elderly, disabled, and others in need – a “Meals on Wheels” program for pets. For many elderly and shut-ins, pets can be sole companions and best friends and are critical to maintaining a good quality of life.
Cedar Rapids AniMeals, a volunteer based nonprofit organization, provides food and spay/neuter assistance for pets of the elderly, disabled and families in need, helping them keep their companion, which greatly improves the quality of life for both.
“The winter weather makes difficult times seem even harder for struggling families. That’s why the Food Bank of Siouxland is hoping to lend a helping hand by gathering donations that help Siouxland’s four-legged family members.”
Food Bank of Siouxland
1313 – 11th Street
Sioux City, IA 51105
The Food Bank strives to be responsive to the needs of its agencies, donors and volunteers.We were established to provide a year-round source of food to these organizations. Today our outreach includes fourteen counties in the tri-state area.
Please join Siouxland Paw Prints Rescue, a nonprofit pet rescue organization dedicated to the health and welfare of companion animals in Siouxland, and the Food Bank of Siouxland for the first annual pet food drive from November 20, 2009 to December 20, 2009. There is a tremendous and immediate need for both cat and dog food in hundreds of homes throughout Siouxland. Your donation will help keep furry family members healthy and in their warm, loving homes instead of being surrendered to area shelters.
Any size, dry or canned, cat or dog food can be dropped off at PetSmart, located at the Lakeport Commons, both Bomgaars locations, all Fareway stores, The Train Depot, the STARS Barn, Sioux City Physical Therapy, Hinton Community School, Woodbury Central School of Moville and the Moville Public Library, and Bed and Biscuit Doggy Daycare.
All donated pet food will be distributed through the Food Bank of Siouxland, and their agency food pantries and feeding programs to qualified individuals and families. The Food Bank of Siouxland is a nonprofit organization that distributes food to nearly 200 charitable agencies in a 14-county, tri-state area. Agencies served include emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers, homeless and domestic violence shelters, day care facilities, nursing homes, and community homes for the disabled.
If you have any “furr”ther questions, please call Beth Storm of Siouxland Paw Prints Rescue at 253-4099 or 259-6959.
List of Food Pantries served by Food Bank of Siouxland-one is located in Dakota City, Nebraska-the rest are in Sioux City.
Homeless Shelter Offering Food For Pets
“A Davenport ministry is now providing food for pets as well as for people. King’s Harvest serves meals to the poor and homeless several times a week, and starting Friday, it will also hand out pet food to those in need.
“The shelter says they have had a lot of requests for “doggie bags” recently, and that literally means take-away containers for dogs. Volunteers also say Quad City animal shelters are full and they hope to keep more animals from being abandoned.
“One client at King’s Harvest says hard times are also hard on pets. “There’s a lot of people displaced at the moment and have pets in their vehicles along with their children and themselves.”
“Director Terri Gleize says people in a tough spot shouldn’t have to make such difficult decisions. “I know they are going through really hard times and no one wants to give up something they love even in hard times.”
“King’s Harvest clients can come get pet food once a month. The first shipment of food is being donated by Purina. Donations from the community are also being accepted at King’s Harvest on West 3rd Street in Davenport.”
Update — Quad Cities Times October 11, 2009
“Terri Gleize, the director of King’s Harvest, never thought the mission of the ministry that aids impoverished people in the Quad-Cities would expand to helping homeless people with pets.
“But she noticed the need for such a program when several people with pets in tow came to an overflow homeless shelter that King’s Harvest operated this past winter.
“”I’ve always been a big animal person, so my heart goes out for people,” Gleize said. “I don’t want anyone to lose their pet if they’re going through a hard time. It would be horrible to lose something that you really love.”
“King’s Harvest has a few foster homes available to provide temporary housing for pets, but it is looking for more. The ministry also provides dog and cat food to people who visit its food bank, and it operates a rescue center for cats.
“We’re seeing a whole different crowd of people coming in,” Gleize said. “It’s a whole lot of people maybe in their late 20s with kids who have lost their house and are moving into apartments that won’t take pets.”
“King’s Harvest is out of dog food at present and in need of donations of 15- to 20-pound bags. Canned cat food also is in high demand. Donations can be dropped off from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and 9-10 a.m. on Saturdays at 824 W. 3rd St., Davenport. Monetary donations can be sent to 5837 Wisconsin Ave., Davenport, IA 52806.”
The Pet Project Midwest
2200 NW 159th Street
Ste. 400, PMB 310
Clive, IA 50325
Des Moines Register December 19, 2009
“A group of metro-area pet lovers has teamed up to create a food pantry for animals in need.
“Pet Project Midwest, based in Clive, has a food and supply drive under way through the remainder of the year. Anyone who drops off pet food or items such as leashes, pet beds, toys or other necessities at Boesen the Florist, 3422 Beaver Ave., will receive a long-stemmed rose. Items, including basic medicines, are donated to families in need. The goal is to reduce the number of animals surrendered to shelters.
For details on donating, call (877) 570-7387 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
A loved pet should never lose his or her home just because money is tight. This program provides pet food and supplies to families experiencing financial difficulties, thereby reducing the number of animals surrendered to shelters.
Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter
2299 235th Street
Oskaloosa, IA 52577
“Spay the County” program for Mahaska County residents offers free spay and neuter for those meeting income guidelines. Call for information.