" My Best Friend's Bowl "

Keeping Every Bowl Full

ASPCA Grant Approved!!

My Best Friend’s Bowl is so excited to announce we have received a $1600.00 grant from the ASPCA to purchase food!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We will be taking a road trip soon. This will purchase 8000lbs of food and feed hundreds of pets in need.

Included in our grant are funds for the Waterloo Alley Cat Project in the Collinwood neighborhood on the east side. We were paired when we both applied for funding and it was recognized that we have a resource that could help them! The group feeds and tends to stray or feral cats, trapping them to have them neutered or spayed and releasing them. We will be picking up 2,000 of cat food to drop to them soon.

Thank you ASPCA, we are very thankful for your generosity and grateful that you recognize all our hard work that helps our community and beyond!

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Pay it Forward at Jammy Buggars

Our event at Jammy Buggers was a great time! We raised nearly $150.00 from the folks that came out and had a wonderful dinner. Big thanks to Jim and his servers for providing us the day to help us keep our food coming!

Join us Tuesday April 9th at Jammy Buggars in Lakewood, 15625 Detroit Avenue. Just let your friendly server know you are there to support My Best Friend’s Bowl and 15% of your bill is given to us to keep the bowls full!

You can dine in or take it out or just have drinks and we will receive the donation. Painless! You get to have some wonderful food and we are able to continue giving the much needed food to pet owners! Jammy Buggars is a very generous supporter of charitable organizations in Lakewood.  Invite your friends! Hope to see you there!

Visit Jammy Buggar’s website and take a look at their great menu.

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Morgan’s Pet Food Collection

Last Wednesday I had a call from Pet’s General Store asking me to talk to a woman dropping off donations. Her daughter Morgan, a third grader in Westlake, had a class project: Do good for a community group. She went online, found My Best Friend’s Bowl and chose us as the receipient of all the pet food she collected! She made flyers and distributed them to her neighbors and the response was amazing. I don’t have a final count as they have more that was dropped off after they delivered to Pet’s General, but I’m positive it will be over 100lbs. For someone so young to do the research and all the footwork just amazes me and we are so appreciative of her hard work. Her parents must be so proud to have such a caring young daughter. Thank you Morgan, you are now our newest ”Bowl Girl! THANK YOU!!! Here she is with her ”Best Friend” and her donations! Remarkable young lady!
                                            
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Super Bowl Sunday Pet Food Drive Results

The final total is in from our Stuff the Subaru Soper Bowl Sunday food drive! Total dry dog food 1,480 lbs, dry cat 779 lbs, 100 cans of dog and 194 cans of cat food, 135 lbs of dog treats, 10 cat treats and 1,180 one gallon zip bags!!! 1,059 lbs of dry food more this year! This picture does not include the enormous amount of food stored in my basement along with the treats, cans and ziplocks. Visit our facebook page for more photos.  We also receives loads of towels and blankets and some toys for our pals at The Rescue Inn. They are working harder than ever saving the dogs out there. Please check them out to adopt or donate. The kids from H2O did a great job unloading the food from our donors cars! Thank you so much to the wonderful people that came out to support both our organizations on a very cold Sunday, you’ve made a huge difference in many a pet owner in need, The Best Friend’s Bowl Team

Photo: Here's a shot of the warehouse where we stored the food from the Super Bowl Sunday event. Thank you to all the wonderful people that took time out of their day to help us feed the dogs and cats of the people in need. We have wonderful followers!    

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The Lakewood Foundation

We are pleased to announce that we have been accepted with the Lakewood Foundation and as such, are now a 501(c)(3)! My Best Friend’s Bowl is excited as we move into a new phase of our pet food bank.

The Lakewood Foundation will serve as our fiscal agent. Any monetary donation made through the Foundation for MBFB is tax deductable as allowed by law and food donations are eligible for the purchase price.

Donations may be made to us through the Foundation with pay pal CLICK HERE or by check by sending to 16024 Madison Avenue, Lakewood OH 44107. Checks should be made out to The Lakewood Foundation with My Best Friend’s Bowl on the memo line. If you would like to make a donation of dry dog or cat food, CLICK HERE for drop off locations.

All of us at My Best Friend’s Bowl are grateful to the Foundation for believing in our mission and our commitment to our city and “keeping every bowl full”.

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Make a Donation

We are pleased to announce our alliance with The Lakewood Foundation which brings us the not-for-profit status we have been working towards. For a $10.00 donation we are able to purchase food for 5 dogs at .20 per pound. For a $10.00 donation we are able to purchase cat food for $0.20 per pound providing 3 1/2 pounds to 13 cats. $10.00 will purchase 175 one gallon zip lock bags or 3000 labels for the cat food bags or 1000 labels for the dog food bags. We are able to stretch $10.00 a long way!

Your donation is fully tax deductible and you will receive a donation letter for your records.  Checks can also be mailed in to The Lakewood Foundation, 16024 Madison Avenue, Lakewood Ohio 44107. They are our fiscal agent.  Please add My Best Friend’s Bowl to the memo line  Please take a moment and help keep the bowls full!

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Rugby Onio Pet Food Drive

Thanks go out to the many people that attended the Rugby Ohio High SchoolGirls Winter Bowl event. The girls collected food for the benefit of My Best Friend’s Bowl and The Rescue Inn. The girls decided to tie the Winter Bowl to a community service project and we came home with lots of dog and cat food. Take a look at the pictures from Saturday. The girls played in the cold and misty rain all day. Luckily for them the field at Garfield School is astro turf saving them from a mud bath. And thanks to Lee from The Rescue Inn for organizing this drive! Be sure to visit The Rescue Inn’s web page too.  http://www.therescueinn.com/

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