Best Buddies Pet Pantry is an all-volunteer 501c3 non-profit that provides free pet food to
qualified families in need in Northwest Indiana and Illinois. In Indiana it serves residents of Porter,
Lake and LaPorte Counties. In December 2013, the pantry expanded to provide assistance to family
pets in need at Bloom Township Center in Chicago Heights Illinois. As of June 2014, the pantry has
been providing pet food assistance to pets in need in Will County at New Lenox Food Pantry and
Frankfort Township Food Pantry.
Our Mission: during these difficult economic times, American families across the nation are
struggling to make ends meet and must rely on food banks to supplement their food sources.
Unfortunately, pets also suffer and do not get proper care and nutrition. Sadly some are disposed
of along side the road and starve to death. Many family pets are given up to animal shelters.
This causes overcrowding and increases the number of pets euthanized. The pantry's mission is
to help reduce the number of pets surrendered to shelters due to lack of food and help keep
families and their pets together.
Best Buddies Pet Pantry is in its 4th year of service in the community. It operates as a mobile
pantry, delivering pet food to 13 distribution sites in the bi-state area and providing emergency
pet food assistance. The pantry provides free pet supplies, cat litter and flea/tick treatment when
available. It also provides information for low-cost spay & neuter services and low-cost vaccination clinics.
Fromm Feeding Friends August 1 - 31
Thank you to 2 local businesses for choosing Best Buddies Pet Pantry to benefit from the
Fromm's Feeding Friends program: Brandt's Old Fashion Emporium, 309 W. US Hwy 12,
Michigan City, and Healthi Paws, 2912 Calumet Avenue, Valparaiso.
Your purchase of any Fromm's pet food from these stores will directly support family
pets in need! During the month of August, 6% of all Fromm's food sales will be
donated to Best Buddies Pet Pantry. Purchases can be for your pets or be donated
to the pantry. Watch for our donation boxes at these stores! Thank you to
everyone who made a purchase of Fromm's this month, your support is appreciated!
2014 Southwest Airlines Travel Giveaway
Congratulations to Rochelle Staudohar! She won our Southwest Airlines Travel Giveaway
and Blue Chip Casino package! Our thanks to Southwest Airlines for the generous
donation of 1 round-trip ticket to any SWA destination and Blue Chip Casino for the
contribution of 1 night stay at Blue Chip Tower & Dinner for 2 at It's Vegas Baby!
Thank you SWA for sharing the LUV and helping family pets in need!