Help put an end to pet hunger!
Each year, millions of pounds of pet food gets tossed away instead of making its way to animals in need. That’s why we’ve launched our Pet Food Recovery Campaign. We’re working with animal organizations and businesses nationwide to keep pet food out of landfills and get it in the bellies of cats and dogs across the country.
With this program, we’re doing our part to cut back on unnecessary waste and decrease the environmental impact of pet food waste, while providing a helping hand to pets in need across our nation, including in northern and remote communities.
Join us and make a difference. Sign up today to be a part of the Pet Food Recovery Network and help end pet hunger in our nation.
What is the Pet Food Recovery Campaign
We are creating a national database to connect organizations providing pet food to animals in need (such as pet food banks, and rescues) with organizations and businesses who have donations of pet food to give (such as pet food manufacturers and pet stores, or retail stores selling pet food)
Organizations such as pet food banks, dog rescues, and those dedicated to providing support for starving northern and remote dogs are essential to helping animals receive the care they need and deserve. These organizations are committed to helping feed and care for these dogs who often suffer from inadequate access to food, veterinary care, and other essential needs. In addition to providing basic nutrition and medical support, they also strive to educate pet owners on the importance of responsible pet ownership and humane animal care. The work done by these organizations to support our canine companions is invaluable and deserving of recognition. And there is no better recognition than providing them support and supplies.
The Pet Food Recovery Campaign plays an important role in the animal rescue and pet food bank space. By specializing in receiving and handling large donations, such as multiple pallets of pet food, the Animal Food Bank is able to break those donations down to provide pet food and supplies to other pet food banks, rescues and animal serving organizations who may otherwise be overlooked. We take the large donations and redistribute them piece by piece to organizations that are in need of food for animals in their community. In Kelowna, for example, one donation of 40 pallets of food was shared with over 20 organizations throughout British Columbia and Alberta. In Winnipeg, with one donation of 80 pallets of pet food, over 50 pallets of food was sent north through partner organizations to feed starving dogs in remote and northern communities.
Our aim is to be the central coordination point to ensure no donation is turned away due to size, that all organizations in need of pet food have a voice and a presence in the network, and that we redistribute the pockets of pet food abundance into the pockets of pet food scarcity across Canada.