We are honored to help local cat owners feed their beloved feline companions. Currently, CAT partners with Washington County Meals on Wheels and local senior centers to provide free cat food to home-bound clients and senior citizens on fixed income.
The Cat Food Bank provides cat food for clients through the Beaverton and Forest Grove Meals on Wheels programs and at the Hillsboro Senior Center.
Your donations are needed and appreciated — the Cat Food Bank is 100 percent donation driven. Donations of dry or canned cat food are always welcome! You can also make monetary donations directly to the Cat Food Bank. These funds are used to purchase cat food to keep the pantry shelves full.
And it’s not just cat food. We offer behavior information, answer questions, and provide resources for low-cost spay/neuter, as all cats fed through the Cat Food Bank must be spayed/neutered.
**Public distribution is now closed**
From June 2008 to July 2013, Cat Adoption Team held a monthly public/walk-in Cat Food Bank that provided free cat food to qualified cat owners struggling in the poor economy. During the first four years the program was open, need grew over 1,100 percent. As the food bank entered its fifth year, we saw a dramatic drop in the amount of donated food and a decrease in the number of cat owners requesting assistance through our walk-in food bank.
CAT closed the public/walk-in food bank operation at the shelter in July 2013. We did not make this decision lightly because we knew it would impact cat owners in our area. The resources page has a list of other places that provide pet food assistance.
At this stage, we believe we can have the greatest impact by targeting the Cat Food Bank’s limited resources toward cat owners with the least access to cat food. The Cat Food Bank now focuses solely on its partnership with Washington County Meals on Wheels and senior centers.