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Our Mission

Keep pets at home and out of the shelter by providing pet food to Jefferson County families in need.

We are 100% volunteer based.

We could use your help! Check out our rewarding volunteer opportunities.

Help us help our community

We operate solely on donations. Visit one of our many food drop off locations to donate.

Help Prevent Pet Overpopulation

Click 'Educate' to learn about affordable spay/neuter opportunities in Jefferson County.

Coming soon: Jefferson County Pet Food Pantry's Thrift Store!

All proceeds from sales will go towards operation of the pantry.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Give STL Day, Tuesday May 3rd!

Tuesday, May 3rd is Give STL Day. Please make a donation in our behalf? Even $10 will help us.

Remember we run solely on donations and volunteers. We have made a significant impact on our community over the last five years keeping pets at home with their people, spaying and neutering them (at no cost to the owners), lowering the stray, intake and euthanasia numbers in Jefferson County, MO.

We also have an opportunity to win incentive prizes during the 24 hour fund raiser to increase our donations. These incentives will really help our small organization. Your donation is still 100% tax deductible.Just follow this link: https://givestlday.org/npo/jefferson-county-pet-food-pantry


Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Next Pet Food Distribution Sunday April 17th !

Our next pet food distribution is Sunday April 17th, from 10 am till 1 pm. We are located at 5702 Old HWY 21 (Old State Route 21), Imperial MO 63052. South of HWY M in the Otto Plaza next to Jefferson County Music, across from Dollar General. Conveniently located between HWY 30 and HWY 55. Additional parking on the side of the strip mall.

To qualify for our program, you MUST be a Jefferson County resident. You need to bring photo id (showing current address or a utility bill), proof of need (WIC, SSI, Medicaid, Food Stamps, any government assistance) along with backing documentation showing current eligibility. Please provide proof of spay/neuter. If your pets are not spay/or neutered, we will only give you food once until you have made arrangements to have them fixed (which we will pay for).

If you are ONLY interested in getting your pets fixed, you STILL need to come by, fill out an application and bring the necessary paperwork. Questions? call 314-723-6127!



Shop Our Thrift Store!! All Proceeds Go to The Pantry!

Our thrift store is open Thursday & Friday 11-4 and Saturdays 10-3.

We provide pet food, spay/neuter, education and other services to low income pet owners in Jefferson County, MO insuring beloved pets stay with their families and out of the shelter.

Our store is FULL of wonderful books, games, collectibles, men's and women's clothing (lots of designer), purses, antiques, pottery, glassware, dishes, bar-ware, household items, shoes, tons of pet toys, pet clothing, pet accessories, pictures, candles and holders, lamps, vases, figurines, jewelry and MORE!! Everything is priced to sell! 

We are 501c3, 100% of proceeds go back to the pet food pantry!

Pets are always welcome! 




Thursday, February 18, 2016

Next Pet Food Distribution, Sunday Feb. 21st 10-1.

Our next pet food distribution is Sunday Feb.21st, from 10 am till 1 pm. We are located at 5702 Old HWY 21 (Old State Route 21), Imperial MO 63052. South of HWY M in the Otto Plaza next to Jefferson County Music, across from Dollar General. Conveniently located between HWY 30 and HWY 55. Additional parking on the side of the strip mall.

To qualify for our program, you MUST be a Jefferson County resident. You need to bring photo id (showing current address or a utility bill), proof of need (WIC, SSI, Medicaid, Food Stamps, any government assistance) along with backing documentation showing current eligibility. Please provide proof of spay/neuter. If your pets are not spay/or neutered, we will only give you food once until you have made arrangements to have them fixed (which we will pay for). If you are ONLY interested in getting your pets fixed, you STILL need to come by, fill out an application and bring the necessary paperwork. Questions? call 314-723-6127!



Jefferson County Pet Food Pantry is 5 Years Old!

Jefferson County Pet Food Pantry was formed in the fall of 2010. On February 18th, 2011 we received our Articles of Incorporation from the State of Missouri making us a legitimate organization.
It has been such a journey full of ups/downs, heartaches, headaches and mostly backaches smile emoticon I can't tell you how many times I felt defeated and wanted to give up. I have lost track of how many moves we made.
This last year has been AMAZING for us! We love our location (central to all of JeffCo), our neighbors are wonderful and opening the Thrift Store has been the best thing we ever did (making us somewhat self sufficient).
None of this could happen without the support of our community, our friends, my family (thanks to my dad for always being there for me) your donations/backing, my dedicated and highly beloved volunteers.
Much love to you Mary Urness (volunteer extraordinaire/wonderful friend ) for sticking by me the last few years. You are a joy to work with, no drama and lots of fun.
Thank you everyone for helping us make it to 5 years!!


Tuesday, January 5, 2016

2015 Year End Review!

Our numbers are down from last year due to our move, getting things set up and many people unaware of our new location. Thankfully mid-year we were going full force to help those less fortunate.
It was an amazing year for the pantry (the best yet). We love our new, convenient location and opening the thrift store has taken a huge burden off of our financial needs.
This year we provided:
21,000 lbs of dry dog food and 7,000 of dry cat food. We gave away thousands cans of food, treats, toys, collars, leashes, bowls and more.
We covered spay/neuter cost for 18 dogs and 27 cats.
Due to deaths in families and some of our members falling on even harder times, we were able to find homes/rescues for 4 dogs, 2 kittens, a momma cat and 8 kittens!
We provided humane euthanasia for 2 dogs and 1 cat.
We receive so many blankets, towels, sheets and dog treats..we were able to donate them to many of our local shelters and rescues who really needed them.
We provided feral cat shelters to some of our folks caring for the poor kitties. Thank you Tina Landis for setting them up for us.
Our thrift store has provided free clothing, shoes and household goods to many of our low income pantry members. Items we aren’t able to use go to Social Services in Hillsboro for families in need.
We also, (thanks to Jennifer Bess) have a regular delivery for our home bound/disabled pantry members! Much love to Jennifer as she also takes a lot of these animals to their vet appointments and goes above and beyond!
Thanks to everyone for making 2015 a fantastic year!!

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Year End Tax Deduction

Less than a week to make a tax deductible, year end donation!! We are a small (but mighty) organization which relies solely on donations. We have accomplished so much over the years and want to do more to help our community. We have big plans for 2016, but without donations we cannot achieve out goals. Please consider making a tax deductible donation to our organization?