Become a Partner
The “Help Us Help Them Fund” of the Pegasus Foundation recognizes that in these difficult economic times, people may have trouble feeding their pets. Therefore, “The Help Us Help Them” fund has joined in partnership with the Treasure Coast Food Bank to ensure that pet food is included with human food in deliveries to all areas served by the Treasure Coast Food Bank. A recent New York Times article states that “animal shelters have reported a steep rise in the number of cats and dogs being surrendered as owners face unemployment, home foreclosures, evictions and other financial hardships.” As more families struggle with difficult choice like paying the rent or buying food, some have to choose between keeping their pet and putting food on the table.
The Help Us Help Them Program provides pet food to families through our established network of partner agencies already providing emergency food assistance to families and individuals in need. The Treasure Coast Food Bank works with local retail stores and with pet food manufactures to obtain donations of pet food and products for distribution. Pets provide comfort to families and individuals, and families struggling financially more than likely will also need food for their pets.
“Help Us Help Them”
A Fund Benefiting Animals
To become a partner agency and be part of the Help Us Help Them Program, send an email to Angela Townsley or phone her at 772.489.3034.
Make a Donation
To make a donation to the Help Us Help Them Program, send an email to Angela Townsley or phone her at 772.489.3034.
Host a Pet Food Drive
To host a pet food drive for the Help Us Help Them Program, send an email to Angela Townsley or phone her at 772.489.3034.
Do you need Pet Food Assistance?
For information on food assistance and pet food assistance, please contact our Social Services Outreach team at 772.489.3034.
Vero Christian Church Youth Group Sorting Pet Food