Colorado Pet Pantry Expands its Pet Food Bank to Cortez


Cortez, CO – Colorado Pet Pantry is hosting a new monthly pet food bank serving the Cortez area. The first pet food distribution event will take place on May 31, 2024 and will continue on the last Friday of every month from 12 – 2 PM.

This pet food bank is in partnership with Good Sam’s Food Pantry and is supported by the LOR Foundation

The addition of the pet food bank in Cortez comes after recent expansion in the Southwest area of Colorado including Dove Creek, Grand Junction, Mancos, and the Towaoc Reservation in the Four Corners region.

“We are thrilled to bring these much-needed services to the Cortez area,” said Eileen Lambert, Executive Director of the Colorado Pet Pantry. “The addition of this pet food bank has been years in the making, and we are grateful to our partners and volunteers who make it all possible. Because of our monthly pet food banks, we’ve been able to keep tens of thousands of pets fed, housed with their loving families, and out of shelters.”

Anyone needing assistance feeding their pets should visit and click “get help” to learn more.

Volunteers and donations are needed in the area for both the food bank and the warehouse. Interested persons should visit to learn more about how to support the mission.

About Colorado Pet Pantry

The Colorado Pet Pantry temporarily feeds Colorado pets, allowing families to increase their ability to care for pets with the goal of keeping them out of shelters and with their families. In the past 12 months, the Colorado Pet Pantry has served 9 million meals to hungry pets. The organization has 100 monthly pet food banks. The Colorado Pet Pantry is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Our EIN is 45-4210185.

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About the LOR Foundation

LOR works with rural communities in the Mountain West to enhance livability and prosperity while preserving the character that makes each community unique.

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About Good Sams Food Pantry

The Good Samaritan Center is a food pantry and emerging community food center in Cortez, CO. We provide food assistance to anyone who needs it through market-style shopping for supplementary groceries and opportunities to grow food for personal use. Households can shop for groceries up to twice per month. Our Goals for 2024 include increasing the quantity and variety of locally produced food we distribute and working with members and partners to continue programs that educate, empower and nourish us as a community.

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