Did you know Long Island Cares has a Pet Pantry?
Often, it’s easy to forget that when families go hungry, their pets often go hungry too. Sometimes, pet owners are forced to give up a beloved pet because they no longer have the funds to feed them. We’re trying to prevent this from happening. Long Island Cares started Baxter’s Pet Pantry in 2009 and has since distributed over one million pounds of pet food, all of which has been donated through pet food drives and corporate donations.
The 7th Annual Legislative Pet Food Drive comes together again to bring in another level of donors, calling on local elected officials to gather vital pet food donations for struggling Nassau and Suffolk County families.
Here are some of the most needed pet food items:
- 5 or 10 pounds bags of dog and cat food (larger bags are always accepted)
- Canned dog and cat food
- Kitty litter
- NEW Toys
- Food for ALL PETS – including but not limited to reptiles, fish, ferrets, and hamsters!
IMPORTANT HEALTH INFORMATION
All pet food must be unopened and in its original packaging. No opened bags, ripped bags, or loose pet food will be accepted. We apologize in advance for this inconvenience.
Here are a few of our current participants:
New York State Senate
Senator Phil Boyle (69 West Main Street, Suite B, Bayshore)
Senator John Brooks (5550 Merrick Road, Massapequa)
Senator John Flanagan (260 Middle Country Road, Smithtown)
Senator Elaine Phillips (252 Mineola Blvd, Mineola)
New York State Assembly
Assemblyman David G. McDonough (404 Bedford Ave, Bellmore)
Assemblyman Michael Montesano (111 Levittown Parkway, Hicksville)
Assemblyman Andrew Raia (75 Woodbine Ave, Northport)
Nassau County Executive
Laura Curran (1550 Franklin Ave, Mineola)
Suffolk County Legislators
Legislator Sarah Anker (620 Route 25A, Suite B, Mount Sinai)
Legislator Rob Calarco (90 West Main Street, Suite 2N, Patchogue)
Legislator Kara Hahn (306 Main Street, Port Jefferson)
Legislator Bill Lindsay (1609 Grundy Ave, Holbrook)
Legislator Monica Martinez (55 Second Ave, Suite 7, Brentwood)
Joseph Saladino, Oyster Bay (54 Audrey Ave, Oyster Bay OR 977 Hicksville Rd, Massapequa)
The drive runs February 1 through April 30. Please contact your local officials today to request they participate!
Are you a legislator and interested in joining? Register your drive here.