Sometimes you can have four legs and be food insecure

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Many people are surprised that we distribute dog and cat food.  Pets are important members of the family too, providing comfort and companionship to many.  From time to time we get requests for different types of pet food (bird seed, Gerbil food etc.) but mostly it is dogs and cats that people are looking for help with.

Ninety nine times out of a hundred, the people looking for the dog or cat food are also looking for food for themselves and are both surprised and relieved that we can offer them food for their pets.  Thanks to the Food Bank of Waterloo Region we are able to receive most of what we need via their industry contacts and links to the provincial and national food distribution networks.  With a generous amount of help from our volunteers we bag it up for distribution to some of the many people who visit us each day.

Last week we noticed a newcomer to the program lurking around in the parking lot and nibbling away at the odd scrap of lettuce that had fallen from someone’s hamper.  When we approached, they ran away and hid.  Today, they were hiding in our garbage compound and with a little work from Raymond we managed to give them a hand.

Is this your pet?

Someones domestic rabbit, it seems, has escaped!  After unsuccessfully attempting to give it a scrap of carrot, we drove it up the street to the KW Humane Society where it will hopefully be reunited with its owner, or at least, find a new home.

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One Response to “Sometimes you can have four legs and be food insecure”

  1. Feeding our furry (or feathered!) friends | Hofemergencyfoodassistance's Blog Says:

    […] few years ago Matt wrote this post about giving out pet food. Many people who come in for food for themselves also come for food for […]

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