A Letter From Our Founder

For animal lovers, it’s hard to imagine not having enough money to care for your beloved pets. But can you imagine having to choose between feeding yourself and feeding your pet? Digging through trash to find food for your furry companion or giving up your pet because you can’t feed them?

For many people we serve, this is a reality. For some, pets are their only family or friend. The human-animal bond is vital to a person’s well-being, offering companionship, unconditional love, joy, comfort, friendship and acceptance – all without judgment. No one should face the decision of giving up their pets just because they have no resource for pet food.

Most likely these people are sharing their food with their pets–feeding their animals before feeding themselves. The people we serve love their pets unconditionally and will give up the last bite of food before seeing them go hungry.

Our efforts have effects far beyond the care of pets themselves. By providing pet food to those in need, pets and the people who love them don’t go hungry.

I’ve shared my life with animals since I was a little girl. They are my best friends and a constant source of joy and love. I can’t image even one day without them.

The Pet Food Pantry of OKC is a nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to making a difference in the lives of pets and their people by providing pet food to low-income seniors, homeless and veterans.

“Because no one should go hungry.”

Thank you for stopping by to learn more about what we do here at the Pet Food Pantry.

I hope you will join us in making a difference in the lives of pets and the people who love them.

God Bless You,

Kim Pempin

Founder The Pet Food Pantry of OKC, Inc.

Never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our Purpose

Because of you:

  • No one will go hungry!
  • No one will have to give up their pet!
  • Fewer animals will end up in rescues, shelters or on the streets!
  • The pet’s person won’t have to give up their own food to feed their pet.

Because of you, we can:

  • Reduce hunger in pets of the homeless, low-income senior citizens & veterans by providing free pet food, enabling them to keep their companion animal(s) with them.
  • Work with local senior citizen, homeless & veteran programs to identify those in need of free pet food & services.
  • Assist in providing routine vaccinations, spaying/neutering, collars, leashes, tags & shelters.
  • Reduce the number of pets being surrendered or abandoned due to lack of pet food &/or medical needs, lessening the burden of homeless pets on local animal shelters & rescue groups, reducing the number of animals being euthanized.
  • Provide assistance to improve the quality of life for these companion animals through proper nutrition, medical needs & spay/neuter programs.
  • When needed, help guardians of these pets find safe, loving homes.
  • Reduce the abuse, neglect & over population of all animals by educating the public about responsible pet ownership including spay/neuter & proper care including medical, nutritional & training issues.