Ainsworth Pet Nutrition Donates 200,000 Meals of Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® to Cats in Need

PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, manufacturer of the Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® line
of super premium food and treats for dogs and cats, announced today that
it will celebrate exceeding 200,000 members in its Nutrish for Cats
Facebook community with a donation of 200,000 meals to felines in need.

The food – totaling in retail value to more than $50,000 – will be
donated to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to
Animals’ (ASPCA) Cruelty Intervention Advocacy team, which works with
pet parents experiencing difficulty caring for their pets due to
homelessness, medical or financial stressors. They also provide
temporary care for pets whose families are seeking shelter due to
domestic violence.

“At Ainsworth, we believe pets are a part of the family, and when
hardship strikes, there is nothing more important than keeping a family
together,” said Steve Joyce, Vice President of Marketing for Ainsworth
Pet Nutrition. “We’re so happy we could use this milestone to provide
cat parents going through difficult times with peace of mind that their
cats will be well fed and cared for despite their circumstances.”

Focused on engaging cat parents through content that is fun, culturally
relevant and informative, the Nutrish for Cats Facebook community is
just one of the social media resources the company has used to build a
relationship with cat parents nationwide. Earlier this year, Nutrish
partnered with BuzzFeed to produce a content series celebrating
cat culture – the culmination of all things feline – as well as cat
rescue and adoption. The content series recently surpassed 20 million
views across all social media channels since its launch in early June.

Launched in 2014, Rachael Ray Nutrish for Cats is a complete line of
super premium dry and wet cat food inspired by recipes from the kitchen
of TV personality and cook, Rachael Ray. Every Nutrish wet and dry cat
food formula is made with wholesome ingredients like real chicken or
fish, and never includes any ground corn, wheat, soy, poultry by-product
meal, artificial flavors, or artificial preservatives and can be found
in grocery and mass merchandisers nationwide.

About Ainsworth

Founded in 1933, Ainsworth Pet Nutrition is a fifth generation,
primarily family-owned and operated company headquartered in Western
Pennsylvania and focused entirely on pets. With a goal of changing the
way consumers shop for Super Premium pet food, Ainsworth’s mantra is
“Pet Store Quality. Supermarket Easy.” They achieve this promise by
providing consumers with the high-quality pet food where they currently
shop for the rest of their families. The company makes multiple brands
and types of dog and cat food, including the Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® line,
as well as Super Premium retailer specific brands. Ainsworth Pet
Nutrition is committed to food safety and prepares all of its dry pet
food in the United States using high-quality, natural ingredients with
added vitamins and minerals. To learn more, visit


In 2008, daytime television host, best-selling author and pet-lover,
Rachael Ray partnered with the pet food experts at Ainsworth Pet
Nutrition to create a line of super premium food and treats for dogs and
cats called Rachael Ray™ Nutrish®. Each Rachael Ray Nutrish formula is
inspired by recipes from Rachael’s own kitchen and is made with simple,
wholesome ingredients. What’s more, all Rachael Ray Nutrish recipes can
be found right where consumers shop for the rest of their families’
groceries. Additionally, a portion of proceeds from each sale of Nutrish
is donated to The Rachael Ray Foundation which helps animals through
Rachael’s Rescue®. To date, Rachael’s Rescue has donated more than $14
million dollars to pet charities and other organizations that do good
for animals. So, not only are Nutrish products great for your dog and
cat, they’re great for countless other dogs and cats as well. To learn
more about Rachael Ray Nutrish, visit


Ainsworth Pet Nutrition
Samantha Bridger, 724-272-1757