Meals On Wheels St. Petersburg and Friends of Strays Deliver Pet Food to Homebound and Seniors

New partnership developed to provide pet food assistance for Pinellas County recipients.

St. Petersburg, FL, July 29, 2020 --( Tampa Bay Network to End Hunger (TBNEH), a tri-county leader in hunger relief, research and program development, announces new partnership with Friends of Strays to provide pet food for Meals On Wheels St. Petersburg recipients through “Animeals” program. This new pet food assistance program will provide monthly food deliveries to recipients who need help to feed their cats and dogs. Donations of dry and canned cat and dog food can be brought to Friends of Strays, seven days a week, and left at the designated drop around the back of the building. MOWSP volunteers will begin delivering Animeals on Monday, August 3, 2020.

Pet food will be delivered on the first Monday of the month by Meals on Wheels volunteers. Those who receive Meals On Wheels St. Petersburg and have companion animals can qualify to receive pet food through the Animeals program.

At the core of the Meals on Wheels program is volunteers delivering nutritious food to the homes of homebound and seniors on Mondays and Wednesdays each week. The program provides recipients hot and frozen prepared meals, bottled water, fresh produce, and soon pet food assistance.

Volunteer drivers are needed each week to help deliver meals on Mondays and Wednesdays in the St. Petersburg area. Routes take about 60 minutes to complete. To find out how you can get involved, visit or call (813) 344-5837. To make donation, visit

About Tampa Bay Network to End Hunger
Tampa Bay Network to End Hunger is committed to ending hunger in Tampa Bay by bringing people together to find solutions that eliminate barriers, increase access and knowledge, and expand the amount of nutritious food available. TBNEH has over 350 members and serves a tri-county area, Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas counties. TBNEH is a 501(c)3 non-profit agency and relies on its community for support.

About Friends of Strays
Friends of Strays is St. Petersburg’s oldest no kill animal shelter. Founded in 1978, our top priority is to connect animals in need of rescue with people who will love them. With thousands of cats and dogs entering our shelter every year, Friends of Strays’ staff and volunteers provide the utmost love and care for every animal that comes through our doors. Through our outreach, advocacy, and social service we strive to ensure that animal companionship is accessible to all. In addition to pet adoption, we seek to create a better world for pets and people by focusing on life saving programs promoting pet retention, community empowerment, and humane pet ownership education. We are heavily dependent on the altruism of the public for our sustained success on behalf of these animals. For more, please visit our website or follow us on Facebook.
Tampa Bay Network to End Hunger
Lauren Vance