Second Annual Food Drive - to Benefit Bay Ridge Center's Food Pantrycans 1

Miss Chloe B. assisting with the drive - 2016

 

In collaboration with local merchants, St. Philip's Animal Ministry is conducting its annual food drive to benefit the Bay Ridge Center’s food pantry. Unexpired canned and dry foods for humans and pets are being collected from October 19 to November 19 at the church and at participating area merchants.

  

Since 1976, the Center's mission has been to provide services and programs for adults 60 years and older in southwest Brooklyn that promote their well-being, support their independence and encourage their involvement in community life. The Center also provides necessary nutritional support for homebound and mobility limited seniors through its "Meals on Wheels" program.

  

Studies have shown that pets provide emotional support and companionship for their owners. This support and companionship is especially critical for seniors who live alone or whose families live at a distance. The companionship of a pet also alleviates the loneliness of seniors who are homebound or suffer from limited mobility/sight or chronic conditions.

 

Center staff report that some of their senior clients, because of their limited income, struggle to provide their beloved pets with a proper diet.  Seniors are known to share their delivered meals with their pets, because they can't afford pet food by the end of the month.

 

To assist the Center in its mission of caring for our seniors, we encourage our members to bring canned and bagged food to our Sunday Eucharists.

 

Donated items can be dropped off at the Church’s Parish Hall, 1072 80th Street, on

 Saturdays, from 8:00 am to 11:00 am,

 Sundays, from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

 

And at any of these participating merchants:

   

 Vinny's Pet Shop                451 Bay Ridge Avenue

 The Art Room                     8710 Third Avenue             

 The Bookmark Shoppe      8415 3rd Ave                      

 Chasing Tails                      911 66th Street

 Allstate Insurance              7002 3rd Avenue

 PC’s Bar and Grill              7215 5th Avenue

 Paws Truly                         7607 3rd Avenue

 Paws N Claws Grooming and Accessories         57 Bay Ridge Avenue

 

 

For more information about the Center and its programs for seniors, click here.For more information about the Center and its programs for seniors, click here.


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