Meals on Wheels Rockland

Mutt's & Meow's Pet Food Pantry

For many seniors their beloved pet keeps them vibrant and motivated to stay healthy. Removing the burden of the cost of pet food helps them immeasurably. In addition, financial assistance to struggling pet owners can prevent pet surrender to shelters and keep vulnerable pet families together.

Meals on Wheels America

Thank you to Meals on Wheels America for a generous $1,000 grant towards our Mutt's & Meow's Pet Food Pantry. Funds will be used for pet food and for pet food storage shelves and supplies for the pantry.

Thank You to Pet Nutrition

A heartfelt thank you to Pet Nutrition in Nanuet, NY for the company's recent donation of 100 cans of cat food for our Mutts & Meows Pet Food Pantry!

Thank You to Pet Nutrition and Pet Supplies Plus

A heartfelt thank you to Pet Nutrition in Nanuet and Pet Supplies Plus in Airmont for their support through in-kind donations of food and supplies respectively for our Mutts & Meows Pet Food Pantry!


Pet Food Pantry Thrives with Volunteer Support

Many of our participants who face financial struggles are also pet owners for whom pet food is a financial burden. Yet, it is often their pets who keep them vibrant and motivated to stay healthy. As such, our agency developed the Mutt's and Meow's Pet Food Pantry to help ease this burden for those we serve.

The agency's Volunteer Coordinator manages the pantry, and she is assisted by two wonderful volunteers who telephone clients who have expressed a need for pet food the third week of each month to determine their pets' food needs and match that with the pantry's inventory. Once they determine what the pantry can provide the volunteers pull the inventory from the pantry's shelves and label it for delivery. Then, volunteer drivers deliver the pet food items the next day. It is important to note that we stress to clients that the food is intended to supplement what they provide their pets and not to provide for their pets' full nutritional needs, as the pantry is funded strictly by donations.

Two wonderful volunteers, Alice Mills and Betty White, enable Meals on Wheels to help keep the Mutts N' Meows Pet Food Pantry running smoothly.