Did you know that DF2FM has distributed over 2-million pounds of pet food equating to 8-million pet meals since our inception in 2008?! In looking back over our history, we can proudly say 2021 was yet another incredibly productive year.
In the past year, we did some fine-tuning to the organization’s Mission Statement, updating to include our team’s tireless efforts towards educating the public about pet food insecurity and increasing awareness of both our presence in the region and the services we provide:
The mission of Don’t Forget to Feed Me (DF2FM) is to supply pet food to local agencies in support of pet owners while educating the public about pet food insecurity. By providing pet food for those in need during challenging financial times and increasing awareness, we offer an alternative to surrendering —or worse, abandoning—a family pet. Don’t Forget to Feed Me helps to ensure no pet owner must choose between stay…or go.
We also adopted an official tagline: Feeding pets in difficult times.
During the last half of the year, our distribution partners saw an increase in pet food need of 31%. Thankfully, extraordinary support from the community rose to the challenge and we were able to satisfy the increased demand by purchasing 48% more pet food than the year prior.
Operationally, we have streamlined volunteering opportunities and training to ensure operations continue to run as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Now is a great time to get involved!
We cannot thank you enough for helping us safeguard greater Fort Worth area families from worrying about where their pet’s next meal will come from.
Maria Koegl, Director
Check out our full Annual Report here: dontforgettofeedme.org/annual-report/