With support from PetSmart Charities, in late February 2021, 4 United Ways and 211s kicked-off a pilot as part of Ride United's Last Mile Delivery work. This project aimed to fill supply gaps by delivering pet food and supplies, ensuring that families and their four-legged loved ones have the nutrition and resources they need. This pilot will expand in the coming months to 6 total teams, ultimately providing 3,600+ pet food and supply deliveries.
Supply deliveries include kitty litter, waste disposal bags, puppy training pads, senior incontinence supplies, harnesses, leashes, crates, mats, and basic toys.
A recent highlight of the work happening in South Dakota was captured and submitted:
During an initial giveaway event in April 2021, 100 homes in Sioux Falls received pet food through delivery in partnership with Faith Temple. A local high school volunteer program made dog toys that were also distributed along with the dog food to each home. Learn more here.