The Rev. Ginny Wilder at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church says "is a reconciling, affirming, and inclusive Christian community welcoming all of God’s children. No matter where you are in your spiritual journey, and whether you are single, married, divorced, separated, or partnered, our welcome knows no boundaries of age, race, ethnicity, gender expression/identity, sexual orientation, economic condition, physical or mental ability. We believe that God delights in the diversity of creation and so do we."
Fuzzy Friends Mission Statement: Following the example of St Francis of Assisi, we strive to enhance the lives of all low income, veteran, and retired people over the age of 70, by ensuring they can feed the pets who provide them with essential companionship.
Fuzzy Friends Pet Food Pantry is a ministry of St Anne's Episcopal Church is 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 working 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 NC.
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 an applicant to receive pet food assistance you must be low income or Retired Senior Citizens over the age of 70+ or a veteran.
Things you need to bring to order to get assistance with pet food is.
If you are Low-Income you must bring
-Proof of address such as bill
-WIC and/or Food Stamps
If you are veteran you must bring
-Proof of Address (like a bill)
If you are Retired Senior Citizens over the age of 70+ you must bring
-Proof Address (like a bill)
Also this year of 2020 make sure you bring everything you need, everytime you come for assistance for pet food.
Please be advised it s first come first served. We also added a day on February, May, August and October we will be open on the 5th Saturday of each month from 10:00 am-1:00pm. Clients can come back every 15 days when the pantry is open. Please also keep in mine we will be closed if Forsyth County school is closed due to bad weather.
Please be advised if you do not bring any of this in the year of 2020. It will be hard serve you. You must be Low Income or a veteran or a Retired Senior Citizens over the age of 70+ to order to receive assistance. If you have any question please contact Mr John, he is the Ministry Director and Founder of the pet food pantry
How Can You Help?
Due to the volume of the pets, we are need donations of dry dog food and cat food. We are also in need of volunteers to help out with the distribution of pet food as well as to assist clients with their applications. We would also love to have retired people volunteer to help on a daily basis. Join us in ending animal hunger in our community
- Starting Saturday, January 25th, 2020, repeats every month on the 4th Saturday until Saturday, January 23, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm