About DF2FM

Mission

The mission of Don’t Forget to Feed Me (DF2FM) is to supply pet food to local agencies in support of pet owners. By providing pet food for those in need during challenging financial times, we offer an option to surrendering – or worse, abandoning – a family pet. Don’t Forget to Feed Me helps to ensure that no pet owner ever has to choose between stay…or go.

About Us

DF2FM is the only social service agency in the Metroplex focused solely on assisting pet owners with pet food. By keeping our focus on this one issue, we are able to address this specific need efficiently and quickly. DF2FM does not attempt to duplicate services offered by other organizations or agencies.

Many local agencies focus on ensuring that humans have adequate food and nutrition; however, we hear repeatedly from organizations that provide food to humans that a pet owner will often choose to go without food to ensure their companion animals are fed. With fully 2/3 of Americans being pet owners, the need to provide pet food to pet owners experiencing economic uncertainty is real and immediate. By providing pet owners with pet food, DF2FM not only ensures that owners are able to feed themselves but that pets receive food that is nutritionally appropriate for animals.

Additionally, many local agencies help pet owners with veterinary needs such as spaying/neutering and vaccinations, and many local agencies are concerned with ensuring that homeless animals are adopted into “forever homes.” These agencies address real needs and provide valuable services to the community; however, these efforts will all be for naught if the pet owner is unable to feed the animal. It will end up in a shelter – or on the streets – anyway. By providing pet owners with pet food, DF2FM helps relieve stress on shelters, rescues, and local animal control.

STATEMENT OF VISION

Don’t Forget to Feed Me Pet Food Bank envisions a community in which all pet owners are able to feed their pets.

STATEMENT OF VALUES

Don’t Forget to Feed Me values…

  • …Awareness. Don’t Forget to Feed Me strives to educate the public about issues facing many pet owners which might hinder their ability to feed—and keep—their animals.
  • …Community. Don’t Forget to Feed Me believes in the sharing of resources and that through the generosity of all of us, there is enough.
  • …Growth. Don’t Forget to Feed Me believes in prudently reinvesting our success into an ever-increasing service area.
  • …Health/Safety. Don’t Forget to Feed Me strives to implement policies and procedures to protect our clients, client pets, volunteers, and staff.
  • …the Human-Animal Bond. Don’t Forget to Feed Me believes that pets are more than possessions; they are family.
  • …Inclusivity. Don’t Forget to Feed Me believes that all pet owners are worthy of assistance in feeding their companion animals, regardless of socioeconomic status, age, gender, race, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
  • …Innovation. Don’t Forget to Feed Me strives to identify areas of improvement – both within the organization and within our community – and develop creative solutions.
  • …Integrity. Don’t Forget to Feed Me believes that open and honest interactions with internal and external stakeholders build trust and credibility, and are vital to our success.
  • …Partnerships. Don’t Forget to Feed Me believes that in order to be successful in our mission, we must work in conjunction with businesses, foundations, government, and other agencies.
  • …Stewardship. Don’t Forget to Feed Me strives to make sound financial and distribution decisions and balance our vision with reality.
  • …our Supporters. Don’t Forget to Feed Me knows that our supporters really are the difference between stay…or go for many pet families in North Texas.

History

The economic crisis of 2008 caused many families to face extreme hardships. Many were forced to choose between feeding the family and feeding the family pet. Two area women were brought together by a common goal; to keep pets with their families. A committee was formed in the fall, and DF2FM launched an inaugural Valentine pet food drive in February of 2009 as an initiative working through Tarrant Area Food Bank.

DF2FM quickly grew, and in September of 2010 DF2FM set up independent office space and began a distribution partnership with Community Food Bank. We began a distribution partnership with The Community Storehouse in Keller the following year. In 2013, Wesley Mission Center in Mansfield joined the DF2FM family and began distributing pet food.

After 10 years of service the organization began to outgrow the space at Community Food Bank. In 2018 we moved into our own facility. This move provided more warehouse and office space, further allowing the organization to make a difference in the community. We were able to send over 3,000 pounds of food to the Texas Gulf Coast to assist with those displaced during Hurricane Harvey.

How We Operate

Donor -> Collection Site -> Monitor -> DF2FM -> Distribution Partner -> Owner -> Pet

Don’t Forget to Feed Me is a conduit through which donated pet food reaches deserving families. We manage the collection of pet food and deliver it to distribution partners around the area, who then in turn distribute it through their normal channels to their clients.

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