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 5th year of service in the community. It operates as a mobile
pantry, delivering pet food to 14 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.
3rd Annual Let's Ride For Paws Sunday July 26
Leroy's Hot Stuff 333 W. US Hwy 20 Porter IN
Join us for our 3rd Annual Let's Ride For Paws Benefit Ride! Event sponsored by Leroy's Hot Stuff, 333 W. US Hwy 20, Porter IN.
Proceeds from this event will benefit Best Buddies Pet Pantry and family pets in need.
100 mile scenic motorcycle ride to Michigan, 11am sign-up. Last out 1pm, last in 4pm. Come early for buffet breakfast 10am $7
Live music, taco/pot luck buffet, raffles. Food buffet for non-riders $10. Donations needed for Pot Luck .... potato salad, cole slaw,
meatballs, baked beans, fruit salad, desserts etc. Food can be dropped off at Leroy's on Sun July 26 before 3pm.
Donation for ride: $15 single $25 couple
This is an "21 and over" event! All vehicles welcome! You don't have to ride to enjoy the fun! Our volunteers will be at Leroy's
all day, stop and say hello!
$10 raffle tickets for our Southwest Airlines Travel Giveaway will be sold at this event ~ 2 round trip tickets on SWA to any US
destination, expiration August 2016. Plus 1 night stay at Blue Chip Tower and Dinner for 2 at It's Vegas Baby (Blue Chip Casino,
Michigan City IN. Winner will be drawn about 5:30pm and need not be present to win. Proceeds from all raffles to benefit
Best Buddies Pet Pantry and family pets in need.
Southwest Airlines Travel Giveaway
2 round trip tickets on Southwest Airlines to any US destination, expiration August 2016
will be raffled off at our 3rd Annual Let's Ride For Paws on Sunday July 26. Raffle tickets
to win these 2 SWA tickets re $10 each and will benefit Best Buddies Pet Pantry and
family pets in need. Winner need not be present to win!
Tickets go on sale April 25 and can be purchased at many of the events our volunteers
will be attending this Spring and Summer. Raffle tickets can also be purchased by mail.
Checks are accepted; please include a note telling us how many raffle tickets you would
like to purchase. We will mail ticket stubs for your proof of purchase.
Our mailing address: Best Buddies Pet Pantry PO Box 695 Chesterton IN 46304
Thank you Southwest Airlines for sharing the LUV and helping family pets in need!