Local Businesses and Meals on Wheels Host Food Drive for Participant’s Pets

Ann Laurie Fratticoli, Cooper Creative Group Sasa Olessi Montano, Meals on Wheels of Mercer County Jordyn Cascone, Jordyn's Cause 4 Paws Sara Cooper, Cooper Creative Group Kris Willey, Stony Brook Gardens

Meals on Wheels of Mercer County, Cooper Creative Group, and Stony Brook Gardens are partnering to host a Holiday Pet Food Drive, inspired by Jordyn’s Cause 4 Paws, and supports Jordyn’s Cause 4 Paws in their mission to assist Meals on Wheels participants in caring for their pets (often their only companions). The drive is hosted by Stony Brook Gardens located at Route 31 North at Yard Road, Pennington, New Jersey from November 23 to December 24, 2018.

Samantha, Stony Brook Gardens

“The services that we provide the seniors of Mercer County are critical and the need is rapidly increasing,” said Sasa Olessi Montaño, CEO of Meals on Wheels of Mercer County (MOWMC). “We partner with Jordyn’s Cause 4 Paws in order to help feed the pets of our homebound participants. Last year we distributed approximately 10,000 pounds of pet food to feed around 40 pets per week. Our participants should never have to choose between feeding themselves or feeding their pet.”

“At Cooper Creative Group, we believe deeply in the power of community, and of giving back,” said Sara Cooper, Founder and CEO of Cooper Creative Group (CCG). “With this food drive, we’re able to support underserved community members by teaming up with other folks who shape the community, and that’s all we can really ask for—to do good on a large scale with others who have the same values.”

Kris Willey, owner Stony Brook Gardens, added, “Stony Brook Gardens has always been dedicated to community and our love of animals is well-known. We are super excited and honored to host this pet food drive. Our current mascot Samantha looks forwarding to welcoming you!”

Meals on Wheels of Mercer County is a comprehensive nutrition program committed to providing nutritious meals and related services to promote the independence, dignity, health and well-being of its homebound customers. Founded in 1973 and volunteer driven, they are close to serving 80,000 meals in 2018 to homebound individuals in our county. Jordyn’s Cause 4 Paws is a non-profit that was founded 2013, when creator Jordyn Cascone, then twelve years old, came up with the idea as her Girl Scout Silver Award project. For more information on MOWMC, including becoming a volunteer, please visit www.mealsonwheelsmercer.org or call 609-695-3483.

Cooper Creative Group specializes in working with small businesses, non-profits, and individuals to establish brand recognition over the media platforms best suited to their needs. CCG operates as a consortium of local experts in marketing, technology, and communications. Stony Brook Gardens is the top local source for anything garden, be it plants, fine gardening tools, or landscaping. For more information, please visit www.stonybrookgardens.com or call 609-737-7644.

For more information on where and how you can donate to the Holiday Pet Food Drive, please contact Ann Laurie Fratticioli, Director of Social Media at Cooper Creative Group, at annlaurie@annlauriellc.com.

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