Jewish food pantry organization now offers pet foodBy Mason White 2:41 PM June 20, 2013
|Jasmine’s Corner pet food pantry|
By: Sarah Weiss
Jewish owned pets won’t be hungry anymore as a Jewish food pantry announced that it will now offer pet food.
Food pantries in the metro Kansas City area have been doing brisk business since the economic crisis of 2008. In fact, many food banks can barely keep up with the demand for basic foods like pasta, rice, canned fruits and vegetables.
People are scooping up personal care products like shampoo, toothpaste and paper tissue. When things are stressful for families, often their pets are also in need. That is the reason why the Jewish Family Services of Greater Kansas City has with the help of the Center and VCA Animal Emergency reference in the mission, created a separate section for animal food in the food pantries.
The pet food pantry was named Jasmine’s Corner, in honor of the late, beloved cat of JFS CEO Don Goldman.
Since the launch of Jasmine’s Corner, the customer response has been incredible. We had no idea of the urgency of the problem.
“This project resonates with many people,” Goldman said. “We heard some moving stories of people, who because of finances, were forced to give up their pets,” Goldman also said.
To contribute to Jasmine’s Corner you can call Jewish Family Services at 913-327-8250.