Who We Are

AniMeals of PA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization located in Central Pennsylvania which provides free pet food and supplies for the companion animals of local low income senior citizens.  AniMeals is a 100% volunteer and donation driven program.  AniMeals currently services 27 clients throughout Dauphin and Cumberland Counties, delivering over 300 pounds of food monthly.  The program helps seniors to maintain the special bond they have with their companion animals and eases the physical and financial worry of feeding them.

The AniMeals of PA program is modeled after the Helen Woodward Center AniMeals Program of California.  The program began as a class assignment for founder Theresa Fazzolari while studying social work at Temple University in 2006.  The assignment was to identify a condition of concern in the community and propose a plan to rectify the problem.  The need for a program of this type became evident upon the discovery by a Meals-On-Wheels volunteer that some elderly clients were feeding portions of their own meals to their pets.