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HRA Reminds DC Federal Workers Furloughed by the Government Shut Down About Pet Pantry Program

Federal Workers in Need Can Access Pet Pantry

The Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA) would like to make sure federal workers who reside in DC are aware of Pet Pantry, which supplies DC pet owners who indicate need, with at least half the food needed by their animals each month.

“The government shut down impacts not only some federal workers no longer receiving a paycheck, but their entire family, including their pets,” said Lisa LaFontaine, HRA’s President and CEO. “We want to do our part to help those in need during this stressful time.”

Any pet owner who wishes to receive food for their animal through the Pet Pantry will be asked to complete an enrollment form the first time they come to pick up food. Proof of DC residency is the only enrollment requirement. After enrolling, pet owners will be given an identification card that must be provided during each subsequent visit. Pet Pantry is part of the Help Out, Partner, and Engage (HOPE) program, HRA’s community-based initiative that provides people and animals in under-resourced areas of DC with services and information.

Pet Pantry will distribute food to enrolled clients during the following dates and times:

Every Sunday:

  • 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at 1201 New York Ave, NE
  • 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 15 Oglethorpe St, NW

First Monday of every month:

  • 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 15 Oglethorpe St, NW

First Thursday of every month:

  • 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at 1201 New York Ave, NE

Third Friday of every month

  • 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. at Martha's Outfitters
    2204 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Washington, DC 20020

Last Friday of every month

  • 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. at Bread for the City 
    1640 Good Hope Road, Washington, DC 20020 SE