Stella & Chewy's Donates Pet Food Meals to ASPCA COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Initiative
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) received an in-kind donation from Stella & Chewy’s for $530,000 worth of dog and cat food to assist pets and pet owners affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The ASPCA will distribute Stella & Chewy’s pet food donation of more than 800,000 meals at its regional food distribution centers in Miami, Los Angeles, New York City and Asheville, N.C. The trucks departed from the Stella & Chewy’s warehouse in Oak Creek, Wis. with distribution to begin this week.
The donation from Stella and Chewy’s supports the ASPCA Relief & Recovery Initiative, a $5 million multipronged strategic relief response to the COVID-19 crisis. The ASPCA’s response includes the creation of regional pet food distribution centers which gives dog, cat and equine owners free access to critical food and supplies as the outbreak continues to spread.
“We know how special and strong the bond is between pet parents and their animals, and we are committed to bringing comfort and relief to those in need of an extra hand right now,” said Marc Hill, CEO of Stella and Chewy’s. “This donation is the biggest in our company’s 16-year history and we could not have partnered with a better organization than the ASPCA. Our employees take great pride in knowing the difference the donation will make in the lives of these animals across the country.”
“Providing free pet food helps struggling communities in many ways. It certainly promotes the health and safety of vulnerable animals, but also makes it possible for families to count on the continual love and comfort of their pets, which is especially valuable during this crisis,” said Matt Bershadker, ASPCA president and CEO. “We’re grateful for Stella and Chewy’s generous food donation, which will help thousands of dogs, cats, and people in New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, and Asheville.”