On Long Island On June 9, 2009, at a press conference at Long Island Cares Headquarters in Hauppauge, Long Island, Long Island Cares and ARF announced their partnership to make pet food available to pet-owning families in need in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. In the first 4 months of their joint effort, ARF and Long Island Cares provided pet food to over 70 pantries throughout Nassau and Suffolk, reaching hundreds of families and their pets. Long Island Cares solicits pet food donations in all its food drives and other promotional activities, creating awareness of the problem and of the solution.
In New York City In September, 2009, ARF joined forces with Food Bank for New York City to provide pet food for Food Bank’s pilot pet food distribution program at pantries in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. To celebrate this wonderful event, the Hartz Mountain Corporation made a huge donation of dog bones and rawhide treats which will be distributed thru Food Bank New York City’s network. ARF is thrilled to partner with Food Bank New York City to make sure that this pilot program an enormous success.
The fact that these 2 outstanding not-for-profit organizations have chosen to work with ARF to get pet food to families in need is proof-positive that ARF’s distribution model works and is the most effective way to get help to those who need it.