It its first year, The Pet Food Pantry a couple operates out of their Ewing home supplied nearly a ton of food for 59 dogs, 83 cats, five parrots and a duck.
Liz and Jonathan Iszard say people need companionship during tough times - and pets fit the bill.
But in a slow economy, pet abandonment has risen quickly.
The couple owns a natural pet treat company and contributes 10 percent of their profits to their food pantry.
They provide pet food to local animal shelters, senior citizens and low-income people. They tell the Times of Trenton that most clients have asked for help just once.