Stella & Chewy’s Donates Pet Food to ASPCA to Help with COVID-19 Relief
Stella & Chewy’s pet food donation will help pets impacted by COVID-19 in Los Angeles, New York City, Miami and Asheville, N.C.
Stella & Chewy’s recently donated $530,000 worth of dog and cat food to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) to help with relief and recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ASPCA will distribute the 800,000 meals at its regional food distribution centers in Miami, Los Angeles, New York City and Asheville, N.C.
“We know how special and strong the bond is between pet parents and their animals, and we are committed to bringing comfort and relief to those in need of an extra hand right now,” said Marc Hill, CEO of Stella and Chewy’s in Oak Creek, Wis. “This donation is the biggest in our company’s 16-year history, and we could not have partnered with a better organization than the ASPCA. Our employees take great pride in knowing the difference the donation will make in the lives of these animals across the country.”
The donation supports the ASPCA Relief & Recovery Initiative, a $5 million multipronged strategic relief response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ASPCA’s response includes the creation of regional pet food distribution centers, which gives dog, cat and equine owners free access to critical food and supplies as the outbreak continues to spread.
“Providing free pet food helps struggling communities in many ways,” said Matt Bershadker, president and CEO of the ASPCA. “It certainly promotes the health and safety of vulnerable animals, but also makes it possible for families to count on the continual love and comfort of their pets, which is especially valuable during this crisis. We’re grateful for Stella and Chewy’s generous food donation, which will help thousands of dogs, cats and people in New York City, Los Angeles, Miami and Asheville.”