Pet Treat Pantry - Buy One, Give One
Blue Dog Bakery announces the launch of Pet Treat Pantry, a partnership to provide healthy treats to the four-legged friends of food bank clients.
Through December 2012, consumers who purchase a specially marked box of Blue Dog Bakery treats can help fill the pantries of food banks with healthy dog treats, so families can leave with food for themselves and a little something extra for their dog.
"For the past 14 years Blue Dog Bakery has made giving back to the dog community an important aspect of our business,” says Kyle Polanski, CEO of Blue Dog Bakery. “Our Pet Treat Pantry program was designed to take these community donations one step further.”
To kick off Pet Treat Pantry, Blue Dog Bakery donated 4,572 boxes of Blue Dog Bakery treats to five participating food banks across the country. Over the next three months, shoppers and dog-lovers have the opportunity to help donate 100,000 more boxes because when you buy a box, you give a box.
Those who purchase a specially marked box of Blue Dog Bakery treats are encouraged to visit Blue Dog Bakery where they can enter the registration code found on the box and select one of five participating food banks to direct their donation. For each code registered, Blue Dog Bakery will send one box of treats to the selected food bank.
Participating Pet Treat Pantry food banks include:
• Rainier Valley Food Bank – Seattle, Washington
• The Pongo Fund – Portland, Oregon
• Empty Bowl Pet Food Pantry – Phoenix, Arizona
• Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina – Charlotte, North Carolina
• The Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties – Neptune, New Jersey
“Food banks ease the hunger of those in need, but we seldom think about the pets that live with them,” says Sam Osborne, Executive Director of the Rainer Valley Food Bank in Seattle. “Hunger is an issue that touches the lives of dogs just as much as their owners. Our pets are our families in every sense of the word, and are often one of the most important things getting these individuals through tough times. For a dog, treats say ’I love you’ and to be able to provide healthy treats for our families with pets is something truly special.”
Blue Dog Bakery already has plans to build on its inaugural Pet Treat Pantry program and expand in 2013 to benefit even more food banks.
To learn more about Pet Treat Pantry, where you can purchase Blue Dog Bakery treats, or direct your donation, click here.
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