The Pet Food Pantry of Oklahoma City received its largest corporate donation to date when AT&T representatives presented pantry founder Kim Pempin a $5,000 check as part of AT&T’s annual community excellence award.
“For some, pets are their only family or friend,” Pempin said. “With this contribution, we can help ensure that those in need do not have to choose between feeding themselves or feeding their pet.”
The pantry is a nonprofit organization whose volunteers are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of people and their pets by providing pet food to low-income seniors, the homeless and veterans.
The award is given annually to a charity nominated by a selected AT&T community forum leader, an AT&T customer who offers outstanding advice, tips and tools to other customers in an online forum.
One of this year’s AT&T community forum leaders is Edmond resident Elena Harris, who nominated the food pantry as a beneficiary.
“I am so pleased to be able to help support the Pet Food Pantry’s efforts to provide pet food so that individuals don’t have to give up their pet because they lack the resources to feed their animals,” Harris said.
Five charities across the nation were chosen as AT&T beneficiaries this year.