Our Story

Giving Back

NutriSource subsidizes pet rescues, shelters and humane organizations across the country. We also support other various organizations nationwide, like the Pinky Swear Foundation and a Facility Dog program at the University of Minnesota’s Masonic Children’s Hospital. We believe in making a difference.

NutriSource Pet Foods is centered around a core belief in family and community.

“What good are we if we aren’t trying to make a difference?” That’s the philosophy of our President, Charlie Nelson and speaks to the values held by the company.

NutriSource’s partnerships range from small non-profit centers like rescues and shelters, independent pet specialty retailers, local agricultural businesses, facility dog programs, and national organizations like the Pinky Swear Foundation.

The Pinky Swear Foundation offers direct financial support to families battling pediatric cancer so they can keep their focus on the health and recovery of loved ones. When you purchase NutriSource brands, you are supporting Pinky Swear as a share of the proceeds are used to support the Pinky Swear Foundation. These efforts impact families and communities across the country.

The recent funding of the facility dog program at the M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital provided another opportunity to reaffirm who we are and what we do. As a facility dog, Rocket is a full-time staff member working alongside his handler, a child life specialist, as they visit children and their families when they need it most. “There is nothing more important than the health and well-being of our children. The bond between pets and kids is extra special.” – Charlie Nelson

We proudly make our products in Perham, Minnesota. We’re grateful that we are able to use our success to offer help that improves local communities while helping people and pets. We are thankful for your support and ask you to continue making a difference with us every day.