Best Buddies Pet Pantry is an all-volunteer 501c3 non-profit that provides free pet food to
families in need in Northwest Indiana and Illinois. In Indiana it serves residents of Porter, Lake
and LaPorte Counties. In December 2013, the pantry expanded to provide assistance to
Cook County IL and partners with Bloom Township Center in Chicago Heights.
Our Mission: during these difficult economic times, American families across the nation are
struggling to make ends meet and must rely on food banks to supplement their food sources.
Unfortunately, pets also suffer and do not get proper care and nutrition. Sadly some are disposed
of along side the road and starve to death. Many family pets are given up to animal shelters.
This causes overcrowding and increases the number of pets euthanized. The pantry's mission is
to help reduce the number of pets surrendered to shelters due to lack of food and help keep
families and their pets together.
Best Buddies Pet Pantry is in its 4th year of service in the community. It operates as a mobile
pantry, delivering pet food to 12 distribution sites in the bi-state area and providing emergency
pet food assistance. The pantry provides free pet supplies, cat litter and flea/tick treatment when
available. It also provides information for low-cost spay & neuter services and low-cost vaccination clinics.
2014 Southwest Airlines Travel Giveaway
We have your ticket for free travel! Southwest Airlines generously donated airfare for our annual
travel giveaway! You could win 1 Round-Trip ticket to any of their destinations in the US, expiration
Also included is a 1 night stay at Blue Chip Tower and Dinner for 2 at It's Vegas Baby at Blue Chip Casino
in Michigan City IN. Both expire Jan 31, 2015.
$5 tickets will be sold April 26 - July 27, proceeds to benefit Best Buddies Pet Pantry. Winner will
be chosen at our 2nd Annual Let's Ride For Paws on July 27 (see Event page) and need not be
present to win. Tickets will be sold at all of our upcoming events and can be paid by cash or check.
Checks can be mailed to: Best Buddies Pet Pantry P.O. Box 695 Chesterton IN 46304
Please include a note with the number of tickets requested.
Tickets are also available for purchase at 2 local businesses and can be added to your credit card purchase:
Chesterton Feed & Garden Center 400 Locust Chesterton IN
Healthi Paws 2912 Calumet Valparaiso IN
Thank you SWA for sharing the LUV and helping family pets in need!