You can drop of bagged and caned food for cats and dogs at Mixxer, in the drop box under the Fuzzy Friends sign in the main space. Please share this with friends and family that love pets and want to see them taken care of so they can be a part of making this winter a happier time for families in need.
Grain free dry food for cats and dogs is the primary need. Canned food is accepted, as are other pet supplies and pet toys, but the greater need is for dry food.
The Story of Fuzzy Friends Pet Food Pantry
Fuzzy Friends started when a member of the community saw the need amongst his own neighbors. In 2016, John Lockwood was working at the Forsyth County Animal Shelter and saw family after family, broken-hearted as they made the hard decision to give up their pets because they felt they couldn't do right by them.
The issue wasn't a lack of love - there was no shortage of that. It was one of basic essentials like food, something no one should have to worry about, but sadly too many do. John didn't just feel for those people, he decided he needed to do something about it and so Fuzzy Friends Pet Food Pantry was born.
Through the pet food pantry at Fuzzy Friends, community members are able to access free food and supplies so they don't have to make that terrible decision, even when things are rough. As a true grassroots organization led by the community for the community, the support they give runs on donations. Every donation goes to help a pet family in need and together, the community becomes stronger, more resilient, and can continue to take care of those who matter most - each other.
to inspire, educate, train, build and end animal hunger one meal at a time
The Founder &
John Lockwood was working at the Forsyth County Animal Shelter, where he saw a family forced give up their pets. He felt so sorry for them as they made the hard decision to give up their pets. This heartache moved him to come up with the idea of Fuzzy Friends Pet Food Pantry.
John is currently an intern at Mixxer Community Makerspace where he is a receptionist and is learning more about other small nonprofits.