Chicken Soup for the Soul Donates Pet Food During COVID-19 Pandemic
Twin Rivers Wolf and Wolfdog Sanctuary was one of the rescue organizations to receive pet food through Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food’s Fill A Bowl … Feed A Soul program.
Twin Rivers Wolf and Wolfdog Sanctuary
In an effort to help relieve some of the impact from COVID-19, Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food has donated about 21,000 pounds of food to rescue groups and foodbanks across the United States. The donations, distributed in March and April, are part of the pet food company’s Fill A Bowl … Feed A Soul (FABFAS) program, a national campaign targeting the donation of one million meals to shelter pets annually.
“The donations come during this time when communities across the nation are being hit hard by the effects of COVID-19,” said Chris Mitchell, CEO of Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food in Cos Cob, Conn. “Animal rescue organizations are a continued source of inspiration to us at Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food as they continue their dedication to the care and safe treatment of all animals during this time of government mandated shelter closings and reduced adoption revenue streams. We are proud to be able to lift some of the financial burden for these rescues as well as members of the communities they serve by providing this nutritional support.”
Community Cats United in Detroit was one of the rescue groups to receive a donation.
“Currently we either directly feed, or provide food assistance, for the feeding of over 650 cats and 60 dogs,” said Jeanine Dotson, director of Detroit area operations at Community Cats United. “The COVID-19 crisis has increased requests for food assistance from pet owners economically impacted by the crisis. This year’s unprecedented warm winter and the closing of clinics due to the COVID-19 crisis will lead to a surge in spring kitten births, which will create the need for additional food. This food delivery could not have come at a better time.”
Catherine Howell, president of Twin Rivers Wolf and Sanctuary in Grimes County, Texas, another donation recipient, agreed.
“The food [that was sent] came at just the right time,” Howell said. “It has allowed us to feed our animals and feed them well. Our animals love [the] food, and it has given us peace of mind during this pandemic and has cut down our trips to feed stores.”
The FABFAS program has donated more than three million meals to pets in need nationwide since its inception in the fall of 2016.