MCQE is a 501c3 nonprofit
Our family has been fostering dogs for 15 years, we have helped well over 300 dogs find there forever homes. I knew many dogs ended up in shelters because their families could not afford to feed them.. I had wanted to open a pet pantry for a few years and my husband encouraged me to go for it. We started a go fund me page in January to help cover the costs of the paperwork and began our journey of helping families in need. March 18 we received our 501c3 non-profit status.
The pantry's name may seem odd but it stands for the following, Michele, Cienna, Erik and Quinn . Our kids have been involved with helping animals their entire lives. They know what it means to give back to the community in many ways and their friends help at the pantry too.
We offer students community service hours by bagging up cans and dry cat food. We post on our FB page when we have hours available, the response has been wonderful.
There are a lot of food pantries for families in need but they do not always have pet food if ever. We go to a food pantry, set up outside and hand out food to those in need. We do not require any proof that they are in need, we figure if they are there that is all we need to know. Our clients are able to get food from us once a month. We hand out 3 tons of food each month.
We are in need of business sponsorship's, volunteers, monetary donations , gallon size plastic slide zip bags, clear plastic totes & food donations.
Do I qualify to receive pet food?
We serve those who are struggling to feed their pets as well as those who are low-income elderly people, living all alone. Because no-one should have to choose between feeding their family or their pet. No-one should have to choose between buying their pet food or getting the medicine they need.
How long do I have to wait before I get some pet food and where do I get it from?
We are a mobile pet pantry, please check our upcoming pantries and events to see a list of where and when our events and pantries will take place. Before you are able to receive food you must sign our Participation Waiver.
If you need food immediately you may email, call or message us through FB and we will reach out to you to get pet food to you as soon as possible.
What's your geographic area that you cover?
Currently, we serve within the Hampstead Manchester, Westminster, Hereford and Reisterstown Maryland Communities.
Where does the pet food come from?
Some of the food is donated from local businesses or individuals who want to help. Some of the food we purchase. If you are a coupon clipper and want to help us - let us know!
What kind of food donations do you accept? Do you accept things other than food?
We accept unopened and opened bags of dog food, cat food and treats. We also accept canned food in good condition. In addition to food items, we also collect blankets, bowls, flea and tick medicines, leashes, collars, toys, kitty litter and pet beds.
How do I get involved?
Just contact us, and we will discuss our current needs and your areas of interest.