Who qualifies for assistance?
Qualified applicants must live in our service area (Brimfield, Holland, Palmer, Monson, Southbridge, Sturbridge, Wales, Ware, or Warren). Feeders and caretakers of any feral cats or colonies in these towns are also eligible.
You must also have experienced a loss of income, COVID-19 illness, or participate in some kind of government assistance program.
How do I apply?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 413-324-8229 and ask to speak with someone about the Pet Food Pantry.
When you speak with our friendly shelter staff, please be prepared to give your name, address, telephone number, email address, answers to the following questions:
Could you please share your qualifications for the program?
How many cats and dogs do you own?
If you have dogs, what are their approximate weights?
What type of food does your cat or dog eat? (ie. canned food, dry food, or a specific brand)
Are your cats or dogs spayed and/or neutered?
What other assistance do they need? (e.g. veterinary assistance, low-cost spay/neuter or vaccines, supplies like cat litter)
Here Today Adopted Tomorrow happily accepts donations of wet and dry cat or dog food. You can choose items right from our Amazon wishlist or have items from Chewy, Walmart, or your favorite pet store shipped directly to our shelter.
If you want to drop off a food donation in person, please bring it to Here Today Adopted Tomorrow's shelter, located at 180 Sturbridge Road in Brimfield. We accept any wet or dry food for dogs or cats, provided that it is unopened. Donations can be left on the front porch of the red building.
What is the pet food pantry?
Here Today Adopted Tomorrow maintains a pet food pantry to help low-income community members feed their pets. In addition to our on-site pantry, we provide pet food to several local human food pantries in Palmer, Ware, Wales, Monson, and Sturbridge.
We are thankful to the Walmart Community Grant, the Schwartz Charitable Foundation, and individual donors from our generous community for supporting HTAT’s Pet Food Pantry.
How will I receive pet food?
A staff member will review your request, estimate how much food you’ll need for two weeks, and notify you of the next pickup day, time, and location. If you need pet food sooner, it may be possible to arrange a more convenient date. When picking up your pet food, please make sure to wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines.
You can renew your order every two weeks. We cannot guarantee food due to limited supplies, but we will try our best.