Thamesmead pet foodbank inspires Bromley scheme to follow suit

Thamesmead Pet foodbank inspires others to follow suit

Thamesmead Pet foodbank inspires others to follow suit

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Two friends who set up a pet foodbank in Thamesmead have inspired a similar organisation in Bromley.

Barbara Homewood, 46, who is disabled and her carer Sam Taylor, 23, are both keen animal lovers and decided to help people who are struggling to feed their creatures.

After appearing in the News Shopper last month, their initiative, Mario’s Mission, has encouraged another similar scheme to help pets in a neighbouring borough who might be feeling the pinch.

However Ms Homewood is desperate for more people to get in touch so she can help ease the financial burden.

She told the News Shopper: "The good news is from the article, a lady called me and has set up a pet food bank in Bromley - so we are spreading.

"Despite the article and advertising as much as we can, we would still love more clients to get in touch."

Mario’s Mission has also won the backing of superstore Jollyes, in Princes Road, Dartford, where shoppers can drop off purchases.

The food is then distributed from Ms Homewood's home in Mangold Way, Thamesmead, after clients have demonstrated evidence of need.

Email Mariosmission@hotmail.com or search for Mario's Mission on Facebook.

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3:27pm Tue 27 May 14

sarfflondonbird says...

What a great scheme and thank you to the people setting up these pet food banks. Perhaps now more animals will not have to be mistreated through lack of food etc. and we can see a reduction in the animals that look starved, abused and left unwanted due to not enough funding to care for them.
What a great scheme and thank you to the people setting up these pet food banks. Perhaps now more animals will not have to be mistreated through lack of food etc. and we can see a reduction in the animals that look starved, abused and left unwanted due to not enough funding to care for them. sarfflondonbird
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