CAT ADOPTION TEAM via Crowdrise
April 20, 2011
BENEFITING: CAT ADOPTION TEAM
The 10,000 pound goal will build up a three-month reserve of food for volunteers to hand out. Monthly donations are not meeting the tremendous demand. Over the past 12 months, the cat food bank distributed an average of 3,100 pounds each month. (www.catadoptionteam.org/catfoodbank)
CAT does not want to turn away any qualified cat owner; however, without sustaining donations, that may happen. The cat food bank is 100 percent donation driven. Pet lovers donate directly to the food bank and CAT’s volunteers hand out that food directly to pet owners in need.
How you can help:
1) donate bags of unexpired, unopened cat/kitten food (scoopable litter and canned food welcome as well) – any brand
2) make a monetary donation to the “food fund” through CAT’s secure donation link: https://catadoptionteam.ejoinme.org/MyPages/DonationPage/tabid/50141/Default.aspx
3) host a food drive at your work place, office, club, or church (print CAT’s helpful Food Drive kit: http://catadoptionteam.org/pdf/CFB_Food_Drive_Kit_March_2011.pdf)
Since June 2008, when the CAT Cat Food Bank opened:
70,000 total pounds of cat/kitten food given out
15,690 total cans of cat food given out
9,661 total pet cats fed
800+ percent growth in demand
The Cat Food Bank also provides cat food to cat owning homebound seniors served by the Beaverton and Forest Grove Meals on Wheels programs. Over 400 pounds each month is provided directly to these two programs.
Cash donations to the food fund can be made directly from CAT’s web site: catadoptionteam.org.
Donations of unopened, unexpired dry cat food and scoopable litter are being accepted at over a dozen of locations across Portland, Sherwood, Tigard, Tualatin, Beaverton, Lake Oswego, and Gresham.
Find a location near you: http://catadoptionteam.org/news-events/cat-news/cat-food-bank-helps-cat-owners#dropoff