Considering the fact that early November, the Gulf Coast Humane Modern society has shifted its pet food stuff distribution endeavours from attending mobile foods pantries to delivering pet food items to standing food items pantries in Lehigh Acres and throughout Lee County.
“The cellular foods pantries in Lehigh and other sections of Lee County had been not as occupied as throughout the onset of Covid, so we imagined obtaining the food to the food items cabinets at nearby pantries would be a a lot more efficient way to get it to the people who will need it,” mentioned Brian Wierima, Gulf Coast Humane Society Neighborhood Relations coordinator. “Right right before Thanksgiving, we dropped off over 200 pounds of pet food to the Lehigh Acres United Way Residence, so they then can hand out the food items to their clients who have animals.”
Aside from Lehigh Acres pantries, GCHS helps make pet foodstuff distribution drops to the pursuing food items pantries/corporations (with a one 600-pound delivery in just a single working day to four distinct corporations): Lehigh Acres United Way Dwelling, Neighborhood Cooperative (on MLK), Suncoast Estates Community Center, Pine Manor Group Manor, Missionary for the Homeless (on MLK, in close proximity to the Flea Masters), RCMA of Immokalee and Joyful Properties and Hearts for Veterans of Fort Myers.
According to Wierima, the group also donates foodstuff to region animal companies/shelters, this kind of as Moorehaven, Clewiston and Labelle.
“GCHS a short while ago donated above 400 lbs . of pet food stuff to RCMA of Immokalee.The corporation distributes the donated pet food items to their clients who require it all over the Immokalee place. To day, due to the fact we begun the Pet Food 4 Furever Residences, we have handed out above 26 tons of pet food stuff due to the fact April of 2020,” Wierema reported. “We carry on to need the community’s assist to maintain plans like these likely and settle for food stuff donations for this program calendar year round.”
The Pet Food 4 Furever People system was started out instantly simply because of the Covid-19 pandemic disaster, which strike the United States in whole force in late March.
By early April, GCHS developed the Pet Food items 4 Furever Families system, to assistance people feed their pets, so they really do not require to proprietor-surrender to community shelters. With the plan, GCHS attends and drops off to community foods pantries and palms out bagged cat or pet dog foodstuff.
In accordance to a GCHS press release, The plan is dependent on donations by the public and donors have stepped up due to the fact early April.
GCHS has handed out above 20 tons of pet foods from April to the commencing of January, 2021. That selection was supplemented by generous grants by United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee Counties, as effectively by Golisano Basis with Bailey’s Close friends.
Donations can be dropped off or requested/delivered from Amazon, Chewy.com or any of these shipping services to: 2010 Arcadia Street, Fort Myers, Fl. 33916.
For a lot more facts on this plan visit: www.gulfcoasthumanesociety.org/pet-foods-4-furever-family members.html or Gulf Coast Humane Society: www.gulfcoasthumanesociety.org