We put out a call in early December for help filling the shelves of our aniMeals on Wheels program.
At the time, aniMeals was down to just a few pounds of dog food and we weren’t sure we’d have enough kibble to feed the beloved pets of our Meals on Wheels seniors.
The response we got from Houstonians was overwhelming. Boxes and boxes of food came delivered from Amazon and Walmart, and individuals stopped by throughout the day to drop off food – not just for dogs, but for our cat clients, too.
To all of you, we say thanks! aniMeals runs entirely on donations and without your support this program wouldn’t be possible.
Each month, aniMeals volunteers deliver more than 9,000 pounds of pet food to help our seniors care for their furry family. For many seniors, their dogs and cats are the main source of companionship, adding to the quality and longevity of their lives.
In addition to donations from individuals, we rely on donations from local corporations, houses of worship and other animal-loving charitable groups.
This month, for example, CenterPoint Energy employees donated and delivered 3,800 pounds of pet food and Bellaire High School students collected 2,500 pounds. The Museum of Natural Science even made aniMeals part of their holiday party collecting a car load of donations from their employees, and KUHF made aniMeals it focus for a one-day sponsorship program.
In addition to food donations, we depend as well on the countless volunteers who package and deliver the food – often with a toy or biscuit to brighten each pet’s day.
Our largest source of revenue for the program comes from our Best Friends Brunch, scheduled for February 11, 2017. To learn more about this fun and furry event, visit: http://support.imgh.org/site/Calendar?id=100081&view=Detail
At Meals on Wheels, we like to say we deliver “meals and more” to the 4,000 seniors we feed each day. The aniMeals program is definitely a “more,” making the lives of our seniors so much more meaningful.
The aniMeals staff is grateful for your continued support. You keep a lot of tails wagging.
Volunteer Coordinator for aniMeals on Wheels