Thousands of South Jersey residents have lost their jobs and some can no longer afford to feed or keep their pets. The Pet Pantry is a giant step toward ensuring that families and their pets stay together.
“What’s happening to pets and their families throughout our region is distressing. When pet parents can’t afford to care for their pets they either feed them before they feed themselves or abandon them. For some, a pet is the only companion they have. This is unacceptable to us. Pets are an integral part of any family. We need pets and they need us. And that’s why we started the pantry.“
Dr. Ken Grossman
Thank you Ohio Pet Food, Inc!
A huge thank you to Ohio Pet Food, Inc for sending us 6,215 pounds of dog food. It's on the shelves at the Community FoodBank but not for long. A lot of people will be able to keep their dogs fed, healthy and with their families. And that's what the Absecon Vet Pet Pantry is all about.
The pantry opened March 15, 2015 with generous donations from:
- A Work In Progress Foundation
- English Creek Supply in Egg Harbor Township
- Hill’s and Royal Canine pet foods
- The 3rd and 4th grade students at Margate’s Ross School
- The parents of the pets cared for at Absecon Veterinary Hospital
- Brigantine Community Presbyterian Church
Business was slow at first, but our friends at the Community FoodBank of New Jersey made sure those pets who needed food were vetted and had no more than two pets. They were also given information on where to receive no or low cost spaying, neutering and rabies shots. The FoodBank distributes the pet food to needy clients of the charities the Food Bank supports.
Pet food can be dropped off at:
- The Community FoodBank of New Jersey in Egg Harbor Township, at 6735 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
- Any FoodBank collection site. Sites are listed at njcfb.org
- Absecon Veterinary Hospital, 195 S. New Road, Absecon, NJ 08201
If needed the FoodBank will pick up the food.
The FoodBank distributes the pet food to needy clients of the charities the Food Bank supports.
Please donate here or mail your check to Absecon Veterinary Hospital at 195 S. New Road, Absecon, NJ 08201. Checks should be made out to: Absecon Veterinary Hospital Foundation.
If your organization is having a benefit food drive or other event to raise funds for the pantry, please let us know. We will support you in any way we can.
For more information please email: [email protected]