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Pet Food Resources

  • Heidi

Free Pet Food & Supplies

There’s a reason why they call it the season of giving – there’s usually a surge in donations between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. This occurs for a variety of reasons. In some cases, certain needs increase during the holidays, while others try to make the most of those end-of-the-year tax benefits.

But whether you feel compelled to give or could use a little extra help this season, one area people often overlook is pet food and supplies. These resources can offer life-changing support by helping people keep their beloved companions during times of financial stress.

Our Giving Tree is up and running again this year – our own annual fundraiser for homeless animals at the Humane Society of Minnesota. However, we wanted to shed light on these resources in case you have some extra kibble or cash on hand, or you could use some pet supplies yourself.

People & Pets Together

First up, residents of Minneapolis can find the very first pet food shelf in the state: People & Pets Together. No appointment is necessary, and they determine eligibility during your first visit. They accept financial, food, and pet supply donations, and they offer volunteer opportunities.

Learn more about this resource for individuals and families by visiting here.

The Humane Society of Minnesota

Next up, the community outreach team at the Humane Society of Minnesota partners with 12 different locations in the Twin Cities. These groups host regular free pet food (and cat litter) distribution at various locations. You can find the complete list here, along with their distribution schedules.

To learn more about this program and all the resources available, click here.

Feeding Furry Friends

Finally, you can also connect with Feeding Furry Friends. This non-profit helps other non-profit organizations get the supplies they need to operate. For instance, they collect pet food and supplies from local retailers, distributors, and manufacturers. Then, they distribute these items to animal shelters, rescue groups, and food shelves.

Find ways to support Feeding Furry Friends through donations or volunteering here.

And this is only the beginning. If you’d like to learn more about giving or receiving free pet supplies, check with your favorite rescue organization.

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