Fuzzy Friends Pet Food Pantry is a Ministry of St Anne's Episcopal Church is free for low income, veterans, retired people over the age of 70 who cannot afford dog or cat food. In 2008, the Church was helping raise money and donations for the local rescue centers. While John, the founder, was volunteering at the Forsyth County Animal shelter, he learned that people with low incomes typically surrender their animals when they cannot afford to feed them. Unfortunately, their pets are surrendered to the animal shelter where many end up being euthanized. He had an idea and in 2008 he led a committee at St Anne’s to explore how to help these animals. In 2017 with the help of St Anne's Episcopal Church the Fuzzy Friends Pet Food Pantry was started as a new ministry. The idea was “help prevent people from having to surrender their pets because they could not afford to feed them" and to date Fuzzy Friends Pet Food Pantry has helped feed thousands of pets. It is also the largest pet food pantry in a church in North Carolina.
Eligibility for Pantry: Fuzzy Friend Pet Food Pantry, as a Ministry of St Anne's Episcopal Church only offers pet food assistance to help clients in economic need. We are not a human food pantry. Fuzzy Friends is a free program for eligible pet owners who cannot afford dog and cat food. The requirements for applicants are that they bring ID, and proof of needing assistance (such as Medicaid, Food Stamps or WIC) .
Hours of Operation: The pantry is open to serve clients the 1st and the 4th Saturday of each month, from 10:00 AM-12:30 PM and also the 2nd & 3rd Friday, from 10:30 AM-12:00 PM. Starting January 2019, in order to receive pet food assistance, the papers you'll need to bring will be:
1. Proof of age and current address
2. Proof of low income such as FOOD STAMPS and or WIC or other type of government assistance.
- Starting Saturday, February 23rd, 2019, repeats every month on the 4th Saturday until Saturday, January 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm