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BAKERSFIELD PET FOOD PANTRY

Helping feed pets in need since 2009

Bakersfield, CA   |  www.bakersfieldpetfoodpantry.org

Mission

It is our mission to help our community by providing temporary assistance of emergency pet food to families suffering financial hardships, low income seniors, disabled, and homeless individuals. We believe by providing pet food many pets can remain in their current home instead of being turned over to our local animal shelters, or abandoned.

Ruling year info

2010

President

Ms. Robin Ackling

Vice President

Ms. Natalie Cruz

Main address

PO Box 20801

Bakersfield, CA 93390 USA

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EIN

80-0506872

NTEE code info

Animal Related Activities N.E.C. (D99)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

That no family pet goes hungry in our community.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Pet Food Distribution

Emergency pet food is provided to aid struggling community members.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

This program is to provide pet I.D. tags, collars, and leashes to those in need.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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We want to assure no pets go hungry. If a family can't afford pet food because of a temporary hardship we want to help them, otherwise they may have to surrender their pet. Our goal is to keep pets out of the animal shelters. We also know it's important that every dog and cat wears a collar with an ID tag, we help our recipients with this also. Long term goal would be a building where we could have heating and air conditioning, as we do not have that now. Also, a vehicle for transporting pet food.

We will continue our efforts of collecting and distributing pet food. Continue to network with stores/business's and community members. Encourage community service through schools with pet drives and volunteering. Educate our recipients on being responsible pet owners stressing the importance of spaying & neutering and identifying their pets with tags, so if they become lost they will find their way home. Hold various fundraisers throughout the year including direct mail campaigns and apply for grants.

Our organization is comprised of all volunteers who have a passion for our mission. We love pets and want to help struggling community members when times are hard due to loss of job, illness, low income/no income, and homelessness. We will bring more awareness to this social problem in our community. Many people still are not aware that our local food banks do not pass out pet food and food stamps do not allow pet food to be purchased, this is why our pet food pantry is a vital source to many struggling family pet owners. We'll continue to network with other businesses and organizations.

Our organization is in its 8th year of operation and 350,000 pounds of emergency pet food has come in and gone out of our pantry to help low income and no income community members. Another accomplishment is a grant we received this year from the Bakersfield Californian Foundation funding a program, our Collar, Leash, and ID tag Program II, helping lost pets find their way home and out of our shelters. Over 3,000 pounds of emergency pet food goes out of our pantry each month, helping 150 families. Another want in our future is a vehicle to transport pet food from distribution centers. We now rely on our volunteers vehicles. We are optimistic for the future of this wonderful gratifying organization.

Financials

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BAKERSFIELD PET FOOD PANTRY

Board of directors
as of 08/23/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Robin Ackling

Robin Ackling

Bakersfield Pet Food Pantry

Natalie Cruz

Bakersfield Pet Food Pantry

Jana Mason

Bakersfield Pet Food Pantry

Cindy Ronaghan

Bakersfield Pet Food Pantry

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/22/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability