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Free Birthday Cakes and Ice CreamFree birthday cakes and ice cream are provided for low-income families with children, seniors, homeless people and the working poor.
Free Pet Food
St. John’s Food for the Poor Program food pantry provides food for hungry pets and a special pet testing program through Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.
Low income people have a difficult time getting enough money to feed their pets. Those individuals experiencing unemployment are trying desperately to hold on to their pets without putting them in shelters. Unfortunately, many pet owners will sooner sacrifice themselves than their animals.
In many cases, the pet owners are seniors or disabled people who would be alone if not for their animal’s companionship. For the poor living alone, sometimes they have tough choices whether to purchase heating oil, cat or dog food, or put gas in the car if they are lucky enough to have one.
The food pantry accepts all cat food and dog food donations.