Cedar Pet Clinic Lake Elmo works hard to be good neighbors in the community we serve. Through community partnerships, we can combine our efforts to make a greater impact, and ultimately make our community a better place. One of our favorite partnerships is with Valley Outreach, which we've been able to support with a March Food Drive for eight consecutive years!
Valley Outreach helps to bridge the gap between the moment of a crisis a family may be experiencing and support through these difficulties. Through dignified encouragement and hope, assistance is available, whether through their food shelf, clothing closet, or emergency assistance fund. Each year, over 300 households benefit from the Valley Outreach programs.
About the Food Drive
Any one of us can experience a hardship, whether financial changes, loss of a job, or by experiencing a change in health. Often, these hardships can make it complicated to care for a beloved family pet. Through the Feed a Family campaign, we help by being a drop-off center to collect donations of nutritional support for family pets. We all know how our pets can support us in times of hardship, and this helps keep pets and their people together. At Cedar Pet Clinic Lake Elmo, we believe that animals are part of the family, and are so proud to be able to support Valley Outreach's good work.
In 2017 our clients and community demonstrated their incredible generosity and we were able to collect more than 1,000 pounds of pet food and supplies for Valley Outreach's year round food shelf! (Plus over $500 in cash donations!) We hope to make 2018 even better!
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I make a donation?
Drop by anytime during business hours, 8 am - 6 pm Monday-Friday, and 8 am -12 pm on Saturdays.
What types of donations do you accept?
We can accept all kinds of pet food, even open bags.
How much of the proceeds go to Valley Outreach?
100% of donations will go straight to Valley Outreach to support families experiencing difficulty in our community.
I want to support in additional ways, too! Where can I learn more?
Visit the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign page on the Valley Outreach website.
Receiving a donation of pet food during a period of financial difficulty can mean the difference between keeping a beloved pet and having to surrender him or her to a shelter. We appreciate your support and generosity!