Hey It’s Jet Here.
Mom disappeared from early morning until late night with a brief return mid afternoon yesterday. Remember I mentioned she secured another part-time job? Well, turns out, she’s now part of the Chef/Instructor team of Common Threads in Miami. From the Common Threads website: “We teach low-income children to cook wholesome and affordable meals because we believe that through our hands-on cooking classes we can help prevent childhood obesity and reverse the trend of generations of non-cookers, while celebrating our cultural differences and the things people all over the world have in common.” Founded by Chef Art Smith, yes, Oprah’s first personal Chef, Little Miss Kitchen K9 and I are proud Mom will help other human’s eat healthy.
We now understand Mom’s “pet peeve” that in an abundant country such as ours, so many humans and animals go hungry. Multiply by a weather crisis like Hurricane Katrina, the Joplin tornadoes or Superstorm Sandy and lives can change irreparably (VBP) in an instant.
During the Hurricane Katrina aftermath, Mom’s ex-Mother-in-law gave her leftover pet food coupons from her grocery demo. Mom and her friend, Ellen, used a bunch to purchase bags of food for delivery to our Animal Rescue for an organized transport to New Orleans.
We know from reading, so many of our blogpals help out. You may or may not have heard about Pet Food Banks or Pet Food Pantries. During these stressful economic times, when so many families have lost their homes, unexpectedly downsized, or suffered long term job loss, food banks have made an ever increasing impact. Pet Food Banks and Pet Food Pantries help keep beloved furfamily members in the home instead of surrendered to overcrowded shelters or worse. We found a great site which differentiates (VBP) between food banks, food pantries, soup kitchens and other similar terms.
To find national Pet Food Banks or Pet Food Pantries in your area, SEARCH either of those terms.
Another great, thank goodness for food banks/food pantries day.