Best Buddies Pet Pantry
Keeping families and pets together!   



                                 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.  In December 2015 the pantry joined the Pets For Life program 
                                 and began a partnership with St Ann Church to provide pet food assistance to residents in Gary IN.  

                                 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 5th year of service in the community.  It operates as a mobile 
                                 pantry, delivering pet food to 15 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 service and low-cost vaccination clinics.  



                Here's a great way to help Best Buddies Pet Pantry ... donate while you shop!  When you shop at
                you'll find the exact same low prices, selection and convenience as  If you're shopping for yourself or 
                for a special occasion .... birthday, wedding, anniversary, new baby .... please choose Best Buddies Pet Pantry to 
                benefit from your purchase!   Here is the link




2016 Southwest Airlines Travel Giveaway

                           Thank you to Southwest Airlines for the donation of 2 round trip tickets for our 2016 SWA Travel Giveaway
                           Raffle.  These tickets can also be used as (4) one-way tickets, can be used to fly to any SWA destination
                           including International travel, expiration August 2017.  

                            Raffle tickets are $10 each or 3/$20 and will be sold at every event our volunteers attend, beginning April 30.  
                            Winner will be chosen at our 4th Annual Let's Ride For Paws on Sunday July 24  (see Events page for more info)
                            and need not be present to win.  Tickets can be paid by cash or credit card. Check can be mailed to:  
                            Best Buddies Pet Pantry  PO Box 695  Chesterton IN  46304.  Please include a note "for SWA raffle tickets".  
                            Ticket stubs will be mailed to you for proof of purchase ASAP.  

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