DeLand, FL – A new pet food bank is made a reality after they receive 43,000 pounds of food as their first shipment.
Rescue Bank of the Greater Good in cooperation with Sue Martino of Pet Project for Pets has helped establish a pet food bank thanks to the donation of a warehouse space by JD Associates, LLC in DeLand.
“I have been operating Pet Project for Pets and supplying over 100 groups with pet food in south Florida for the last 3-years. I wanted to establish a warehouse to service the central Florida area as well,” said Sue Martino.
Martino also says this will benefit non-profit shelters, stating that when the pet food is donated and not bought it saves the shelters money, giving them the chance to take in more animals and pay for medical costs as well as other expenses.
The process begins at the manufacturer’s distribution centers who contacts the shelter. The shelter will then work with a logistics company to pick up the food. The affiliates are then contacted and the logistics trucks then deliver the food to the affiliate.
Pam Clayton, Chief Financial Development Officer of Halifax Humane Society said, “We recognized a dire need for a local pet food bank to provide food to the homeless animals in our community and throughout central Florida. There are over 40 animal welfare groups that will benefit from this pet food bank, and Halifax Humane Society is one of those groups.”