Animal Welfare Groups and DelCo Businesses Work Together to Help Keep Pets At Home by Organizing a Holiday Four Legged Food Drive

November 17, 2011

In the past year more pets have been finding themselves homeless because their families are facing tough economic times.

This holiday season
Best Friends No More Homeless Pets  volunteers and All Things Pawssible Animal Rescue  volunteers are collaborating with local
businesses and elementary schools in Delaware County to collect pet food for families in need for the second Forever Home Four Legged Food drive in
Delaware County. The first food drive was held in June 2009 and over the course of 12 weeks generated 3,000 pounds of donated food for Loaves and
Fishes Food Pantry.

From November 26th - December 18th, volunteers will be collecting all kinds of sealed and unexpired pet food for Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry at drop'
locations throughout the County:

Drop Locations and Drop Hours

Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry
Prospect Hill Baptist Church
703 Lincoln Avenue
Prospect Park, PA 19076
Drop Hours: 8:30 to noon on Tuesdays and on Thursdays from 9am to 4 pm

Bark Ave Boutique
37 Coulter Ave
Ardmore PA 19003
Drop Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, and Saturday 10-7; Wed and Friday 10-9;
Sun 12-5

Coastal Carts
90 Randall Ave Suite-D
Woodlyn, PA 19094
Drop Hours: Mon - Fri 8:00- 12:00  

Copy Shop PLUS
147 MacDade Blvd.
Folsom, PA 19033
Drop Hours: Mon -Thurs 9-5:30, Friday, 9-4

Daisy’s Delights
16 E. Hinckley Avenue
Ridley Park, PA 19078
Drop Hours: Mon 12pm - 6pm. Tues- Thurs 10 am- 7pm, Fri and
Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun 12 pm - 5 pm

H. A. Harper Sons, Inc.
2800 Chichester Avenue
Boothwyn, PA 19061
Drop Hours: Mon - Fri 9am - 4pm

Ridley Park Swim Club
610 Hancock St
Ridley Park, PA 19078
Drop Hours: Sat 12pm - 3pm and Sun 1:30 pm to 3 pm

Ashley Pierce Photography, Culbertson Elementary in Newtown Square, and Eddystone Elementary
School are also collecting for the drive but they are not open to the public.

The Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry is a non-denominational, non-sectarian food bank that supplies
food to those in need in an area roughly encompassing the Ridley and Interboro School districts in
Delaware County, Pa. Its coverage area runs from Eddystone to Glenolden and from Tinicum
Township to Morton/Rutledge, although it does serve clients outside of those areas who cannot get
to their neighborhood pantries on the days they are open. They also work closely with county social
workers and case workers, The Dept of Public Welfare and Children and Youth Services, so their clients,
who are eligible, can receive an adequate supply of food. They serve all people, regardless of gender,
age, race, religion, country of origin, sexual orientation, etc. and help more than 1300 families in more
than 35 different communities.

Why Do a Four Legged Food Drive?

With or without the downturn in the economy, every community has a homeless pet problem. In the past year, however, the number of pets who become
homeless via relinquishment and abandonment has increased because of current economic conditions, foreclosures and joblessness. In response, we are
providing pet food to people who need it, because helping provide free pet food will help some people keep their pets. We are helping people make and
honor a lifetime commitment to their pets. Millions of companion animals die every year in crowded shelters because their families decided to let them go for
some reason. Through education, intervention and action, it is our hope that we can provide guidance and resources to help people care for their pets and
keep them as loved members of their families.

How You Can Help

- If you live in the Delaware County area and would like to volunteer please contact Volunteer Project Leader and PA Team Leader, Nicole Saunders, at

- Spread the word to your friends and family about the food drive.

- Contact your local food bank to make a donation of pet food.

We want to thank Pam J Design for donating her design services, the
Copy Shop PLUS in Folsom, PA for donating their copy services, and Langguth's Gift
Shop for all of their help with this effort!  

Thank you for helping to keep pets and their families happily together.

Please feel free to click on the flyer icons and print them if you wish to display them to help spread the word.

Food Drive was a Success!  See Below for a Thank You Note from the Food Bank!
Thanks to all who participated!

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