Pet Food Bank Makes Sure Cats And Dogs Don’t Go Hungry In Tough Times

Emilio Cogliani

It’s not just human family members who can go hungry, when times get tough.

That’s why Kim O?Konis founded a food bank for her area’s pets, about a year ago, with the goal of helping struggling families in Massachusetts”get much needed and costly food for their beloved dogs and cats.”

The Central MA Kibble Kitchenis an all-volunteer operation that distributes some 4,000 pounds of pet food every week, to about 200 pets. O’Konis estimates 70,000 pounds of pet food have been given out altogether, since the nonprofit got off the ground in January 2015.

The aim isn’t just to feed these animals, but to help families — including the furry members — stay together, and to keep pets from going into shelters, because of financial hardship.

“The main mission of the Central MA Kibble Kitchen is keeping pets with their families so they don?t have to consider relinquishing them…

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