With Leon Brauner, Operations Manager...
When was your organization started, and how has it grown over time?
The Ocean Shores Food Bank has been operating in Ocean Shores for over twenty years. Its mission reminds us of its key goal: “…so no one in our community goes hungry.” During the past three years we have experienced growth of more than 11% per year. This extraordinary community of ours just pitches in and helps us get the food to those in need, no matter how many more families come to our door.
What makes your organization unique in our community, in terms of helping needy animals?
When you have families and individuals in need, you also have their pets who are in need. Many of our clients are single men and women whose best friend is their four-legged companion. It is the best of all possible worlds when we can provide nutritious food for both our human client and their pet. Woof-a-Thon helps us fulfill our role of assisting those in need.
How will funds from the Woof-a-Thon help you accomplish your goals?
The money raised by Woof-a-Thon will be used to purchase pet food for our client’s family pets and companions. As you know we provide Christmas “baskets” for our clients, we are looking into the possibility of adding a pet toy or treat to this years baskets or perhaps creating a “pet basket,” if the non-food bank funds are available.
Final words to the participants and sponsors of the Woof-a-Thon?
It is difficult to separate a pet from its family. The family that needs supplemental and emergency food probably also needs food for its pet. Your donations of money and food help us maintain that wonderful relationship of family and pet. We are very pleased to be a partner agency of the Woof-a-Thon event.
Visit the Food Bank online at http://www.oceanshoresfoodbank.org/
Or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/OceanShoresFoodBank