St Anne's Episcopal Church (Fuzzy Friends Pet Food Pantry)http://fuzzyfriendatstannes.weebly.com
Following the example of St Francis of Assisi. we strive to enhance the lives of all animals by helping end animal hunger
About Our Pet Food Pantry
Fuzzy Friends History
Our Pet Food Pantry Mission: Following the example of St Francis of Assisi we strive to enhance the lives of all animals by helping end animal hunger.
Fuzzy Friends Pet Food Pantry is a Ministry of St Anne's Episcopal Church for low income, veterans, retired people over the age of 70 who cannot afford dog or cat food.
In 2008, the Church was helping raise money and donations for the local rescue centers. While John, the founder, was working at the Forsyth County Animal shelter, he learned that people with low incomes typically surrender their animals when they cannot afford to feed them. Unfortunately, their pets are surrendered to the animal shelter where many ends up being euthanized. He had an idea and in 2008 he led a committee at St Anne’s to explore how to help these animals. In 2015 with the help of St Anne's Episcopal Church the Fuzzy Friends Pet Food Pantry was started as a new ministry. The idea was “help prevent people from having to surrender their pets because they could not afford to feed them" and to date Fuzzy Friends Pet Food Pantry has helped feed 2,000 pets. It is also the largest pet food pantry in a church in North Carolina.
Eligibility for Pantry
Fuzzy Friend Pet Food Pantry, as a Ministry of St Anne's Episcopal Church only offers pet food assistance to help clients in economic need. We are not a human food pantry. Fuzzy Friends is a free program for eligible pet owners who cannot afford dog and cat food. The requirements for applicants are that they bring ID, and proof of needing assistance (such as Medicaid, Medicare, Food Stamps or WIC) .
Hours of Operation
The pantry is open to serve clients the 1st and the 4th Saturday of each month, from 10:00 AM-12:30 PM and also the 2nd & 3rd Friday, from 10:30 AM-12:00 PM. Starting January 2019, in order to receive pet food assistance, the papers you'll need to bring will be:
1. Proof of age and current address
2. Proof of low income such as FOOD STAMPS and or WIC or other type of government assistance.
How Can You Help?
Due to the volume of the pets, we are need of donations of dry dog food and cat food. We are also in need of volunteers to help out with the distribution of pet food as well as to assist clients with their applications. We would also love to have retired people volunteer to help on a daily basis. Join us in ending animal hunger in our community.
We also in need of Retired Seniors during the weekday