Jewish Family Services’ food pantry now offers pet food
The food pantries in the Kansas City metro have been doing record business since the economic downturn of 2008. In fact, many of the church-based food pantries can barely keep up with the demand for staples (pasta, rice, canned fruits and vegetables) and personal hygiene products (shampoo, toothpaste, toilet paper). But when things are stressful for families, very often their pets are just as needy. That’s the reason the staff at Jewish Family Services of Greater Kansas City have, with help from the the VCA Animal Referral and Emergency Center in Mission, created a distinct section for animal food in the food pantries at JFS offices: at both the Missouri location (9233 Ward Parkway) and, on the Kansas side, the larger food pantry at the Jewish Community Campus at 5801 West 115th Street in Overland Park.