The Pongo Fund

pongo The Pongo Fund is Oregon’s only full-time charity focused on fighting animal hunger. Because hungry people have hungry pets. We work tirelessly to reduce shelter populations and keep families together by providing emergency pet food assistance to anyone in honest need. Protecting beloved family pets from the suffering, starvation, surrender, abandonment or worse, when a lack of food, but not a lack of love, is their only enemy. Read More

The Pet Food Bank

The Pongo Fund with Client Katie The Pet Food Bank is the heart and soul of The Pongo Fund. A no frills warehouse packed with thousands of bags of nutritious dog and cat food. Staffed by a volunteer driven team that numbers more than 100. It is a place filled with love. Love and food. Food that stands at the ready to be shared with anyone in honest need when they are temporarily unable to keep their own pets fed. Because when people must choose what to cut from their grocery lists, pets often are among those that suffer most. Read More

News & Events

The Park Bench

Park Bench The man pointed at something. His friend turned his head quickly and watched. Followed by a little pat on the back with some kind words. I don’t know what was said. But it made them both smile. They were two sitting together on the park bench eating a snack. They talked. They laughed. They watched Read More

The Bottle Machine

2014-07-15 13.15.43--FB 7-17-14 She was feeding cans and bottles into the mouth of the bottle return machine. Tan with the patina of someone that spent a lot of time outdoors. Not a tropical tan. A working tan. And based on the number of bottles she was returning it looked as if she took this work seriously. It might Read More
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Press & Awards:

The Oregonian 11/21/2013

The Oregonian 11/21/2013

Spot Magazine

Spot Magazine

The Oregonian 11/24/2010

The Oregonian 11/24/2010

Oregon Veterinary Medical Association

Oregon Veterinary Medical Association

Cesar’s Way

Cesar’s Way

The Oregonian 1/30/2013

The Oregonian 1/30/2013

Neighborhood Notes

Neighborhood Notes

The Oregonian 8/28/2012

The Oregonian 8/28/2012

The Oregonian 3/09/2011

The Oregonian 3/09/2011

Yahoo Voices

Yahoo Voices

The Oregonian 7/29/2009

The Oregonian 7/29/2009