100,000 pounds of Pet Food Distributed to Phoenix Families in Need this Holiday Season

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In December, we held a drive-thru pet food pantry event outside of the Arizona Cardinals stadium. We are pleased to share with you that during this event, 100,000 pounds of pet food was distributed to Phoenix families in need!

Thanks to this incredible donation of pet food from Blue Buffalo, our organization along with the Arizona Cardinals, facilitated this drive-thru, pet food pantry event to ensure that no family should have to choose between feeding themselves or feeding their pets this holiday season.

forklifting unloading donated pet food and a long line of cars waiting for donations

As we were unloading the trucks and began setting up for the event, cars continued to line up waiting for their chance to grab a bag of pet food. We spoke with the person who was at the very front of our line and we learned she had been waiting in her car since 11 pm the night before. She needed to ensure that she could get her hands on a bag of pet food for her family, so she spent the night in her car waiting for our drive-thru pet pantry to begin.

The need for support in our community is tremendous. The woman who slept in her car waiting for a bag of pet food is just an example of how many residents here in Maricopa County are struggling to support their families and their beloved pets.

We are pleased to share with you that this event was an absolute success!

So many pets are going to be eating well through the holiday season thanks to this incredible pet food donation from Blue Buffalo! Here is what one of our clients from the event had to say:

“I wanted to thank you for your pet food giveaway at the stadium on Saturday. Because of your generosity, 4 pet families and our church cat will eat well during this holiday season. I thank you very much for doing this. We are ever so grateful. Thank you again for your generosity from all our cats. “  

– Ruth Ann

two different dogs with their heads of the passenger seat window of a cara collage of dogs from the pet food pantry event

We owe a huge thanks to the team at the Arizona Cardinals, TuSimple, McLane Company, Inc, and our volunteers who donated their time to help us the day of the event. We could not have made this event possible without their help, as well as the incredibly generous donation of pet food from Blue Buffalo.

The Arizona Pet Project is committed to helping families and their animals when they need it the most, and we thank YOU for your support and your dedication to helping these families all year long!

Our goal is to keep pets together with their families this holiday season.

THANK YOU for supporting animals and their pets when they need it most!