Long Island woman keeps pet pantry founded with husband running after he dies of COVID-19 – RADIO.COM

VALLEY STREAM, N.Y. (WCBS 880) — Despite losing her husband to COVID-19 last year, a Long Island woman has continued to keep the pet food pantry that they began together up and running.

In April, just a few days after their 15th wedding anniversary, Robert Nathan, of Valley Stream, died from complications caused by COVID-19, according to his wife, Daniella Scala-Nathan.

She says the two of them had been running a food pantry, Paw It Forward, out of the basement of their home and she has been continuing their work amid the pandemic because people need the help now more than ever before.

“So many pet owners lost their jobs and they’re not able to feed their pets so, instead of them going and giving up their pets, it helps them keep them and it’s something I know Rob would want me to continue to do,” Scala-Nathan said.

Nathan Home Pet Pantry
A screen showing a memorial to Rob Nathan inside Daniella Scala-Nathan’s Long Island home.