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Washington-Port Townsend-Jefferson County-

Port Townsend Food Bank
731 W. Park Ave.
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Food Bank open Wednesday 12 - 3 pm

Peninsula Daily News October 24, 2009

PORT TOWNSEND -- "Clem and Oly have never known what it is like to face an empty food bowl.

"So six months ago, when their owner, Jane Souzon, heard that people were taking their cats to the county animal shelter because they couldn't afford to feed them, she decided to do something about it.

"Clem and Oly are tortoiseshell cats that belong Souzon, one of two cat owners who deliver kitty kibble to the Port Townsend Food Bank on a regular basis.

"Like Souzon, McKee found out about the need through the animal shelter when she called there, wanting to donate cat food.

"Told that she could help by preventing people from bringing cats to the shelter in the first place, she has been delivering a case of canned cat food to the food bank at 731 W. Park Ave. once a month for the past two years.

"Their regular donations mean that cat owners who use the food bank have a choice of dry or canned food, with the canned usually reserved for people with older pets, according to volunteers.

"The food bank gives out about 36 pounds of cat food a week and twice that much dog food, volunteers say, with the maximum going out at the end of the month when people's Social Security checks run out.

"Bonita's Four-Legged Friends, a local pet store, also donates bags of pet food that have been opened or are otherwise not able to be sold, Moss said.

"The food bank accepts pet food that has been opened, she said, as well as household items such as shampoo, hand lotion and dishwashing detergent.

""Basically we take anything that you can purchase to run a household," Moss said.

""We can accept open containers except for items for human consumption."


Niagara This Week December 8, 2009

Local vet clinic hosts pet food drive for GBF, Community Care

"An extra can of tuna is taken from the food bank shelves so that fluffy can eat too. A can of meat is taken for Rover.

"It’s something Cheryl Scott at Community Care of West Niagara is seeing more often.

"“It’s sad because for families or seniors, these animals are so important to them,” said Scott, manager of the Beamsville-based food bank. “We have seen where someone will come in and take an extra can of tuna for their pet and we know that without that, they’d probably have to give up their pet.”

"Scott said the food bank has never focused on pet needs but noted “it’s something we need to be more aware of.”

"After speaking with someone at the Lincoln County, veterinarian Dalia Gough learned the Lincoln County Humane Society had seen a 15 per cent increase in surrendered pets over the past year.

"Gough, a veterinarian at Grimsby Animal Hospital, wasn’t sure if the local food banks could benefit from pet food donations, but wanted to help out during the holidays.

“"As the holiday season approaches, we are reminded of those less fortunate or those going through a tough time,” said Gough. “Here at the Grimsby Animal Hospital we think of the pets belonging to these families and we would like to do what we can to help keep these pet with their families and not surrendered to the SPCA.”

"So the Grimsby veterinarian clinic is inviting the community to drop off donations of cat and dog food, kitty litter, treats, toys and beds.

“"We thought we would aim our efforts toward a pet food drive,” said Gough. “We call it ‘Fill My Tummy’ and are hoping to donate plenty of food, toys, treats, leashes, collars and kitty litter to our local food banks.”

"The clinic will split its donations between Community Care and the Grimsby Benevolent Fund.

"The Grimsby Animal Hospital is located at 272 Main St. E., Grimsby and is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon."

Community Care of West Niagara
4309 Central Ave
Beamsville, ON L0R 1B0

Food Bank: Mon-Thu 9-3 Fri 9-12;  

Canada-Winnipeg, Brandon, Selkirk, Stonewall-Manitoba-

Winnipeg Free Presss December 8, 2009

"Few of us consider that when we drop off toys or place our donations into bins or drop off toys, that the recipient families not only struggle to feed themselves but their cats and dogs as well. Many of you have told me that you'd rather give up your home than relinquish your pet. What if you've already had to do this? What if your family and your pet is all that you have?

"This is the reason the Manitoba Veterinarian Medical Association asks Manitobans to remember the fuzzy member of the family this year. They've partnered with Winnipeg's Christmas Cheer Board and Brandon's Christmas Cheer Registry to assist those in need who happen to have a cat or dog. This new initiative is called "This Season is Fur Everyone."

""This is the first time veterinarians have come together in Manitoba to offer a program like this," says veterinarian Dr. Leeanne Bargen.

"Many Winnipeg and Brandon clinics have stepped forward to serve as drop-off locations for cat and dog food (Selkirk and Stonewall each have a location available, too). Donations will be delivered to the cities' central locations. Those in need can pick up family and pet food at the same time.

"Last year, the Christmas Cheer Board assisted 48,564 people, 20,000 of whom were children. Because "This Season is Fur Everyone" is a new program, Bargen admits that it's not known the exact number of families the MVMA expects to assist. But the organization hopes that they'll "be able to ease the holidays for some families."

"Those interested in taking part in this program are invited to drop off unopened tins or dry cat and dog food at participating veterinary clinics. The MVMA wants to stress that only food should be given.

""Because the Christmas Cheer Board is generously helping us administer this program, we ask that other pet supplies not be donated," says Bargen.

"But finding a participating veterinary clinic shouldn't be difficult. Of those clinics willing to help, there are 17 in Winnipeg alone. You'll likely find one on your drive home from work.

"To confirm clinic hours or find participating locations, visit and click on the "This Season is Fur Everyone" logo. Donations will be accepted until the end of December."

Participating veterinary hospitals and clinics at link.

Oregon-La Pine-Bend area-

La Pine Community Kitchen
Location: 16480 Finley Butte Rd. La Pine OR 97739
Address: P.O. Box 813 La Pine OR 97739
Phone: (541) 536-1312


Bend Bulletin December 11, 2009

BEND’S FIRST 1000 LIGHTS COMMUNITY WALK: Event includes a family festival, a magic show, live music and an illuminated walk; proceeds benefit the La Pine Community Kitchen and Sparrow Clubs USA; $20, $35 for families, free ages 17 and younger; all participants are asked to donate three cans of food, warm clothing or pet food; 4 p.m.; Juniper Elementary School, 1300 N.E. Norton St.; or

California-Marin County-

Marin Humane Society
171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd.
Novato, CA 94949

Marin Independent Journal November 27, 2009

"I quickly learned that the SHARE program provides assistance to low-income seniors in Marin County to aid in keeping them with their best friends - their companion animals. Assistance is offered by way of pet food, veterinary care and home visits.

"I joined the MHS as the community programs coordinator last November, and soon became part of an incredible community of people and companion animals. The holidays were right around the corner and I was immediately thrown into the wonderful chaos of our annual holiday pet food drive, where the county's exceedingly generous community donates small bags of cat and dog food, canned food and toys to distribute to SHARE clients. Last year, in addition to our clients, MHS began distributing donations to several shelters and food banks such as the Salvation Army and Ritter House. In the midst of the economic downturn these food banks were experiencing more than 30 percent increase in people needing assistance, many of whom have beloved companion animals."

SHARE consists of several programs that provide a variety of services with the common goal of keeping good friends – people and companion animals – together. The love, support and companionship pets have to offer are invaluable, not to mention the medical findings that prove they are good for us, especially to someone who is ill or isolated. SHARE's services help people who have a great respect and love for animals maintain a special bond with pets. SHARE does this by:

Providing pet care assistance to low-income seniors, persons living with HIV/AIDS and those receiving hospice services

Note: the SHARE Side-by-Side program provides assistance to Marin County residents who are low-income seniors, living with HIV/AIDS, or receiving hospice care.

Collecting pet food donations to be distributed to persons in need
(Pet Meals on Wheels)

In the Pet Meals on Wheels program, volunteers deliver pet food to clients of the Side-by-Side program and other needy individuals. Donations of pet food are accepted at any time to support this vital part of the program.

Virginia-Roanoke area-

The Happy Wag November 23, 2009

Companion Pet Care Clinic in Salem is coordinating a "Santa Claws and Holiday Paws" pet food drive to help make the season a little more merry, and ease the expense, for local families with hungry critters.

Donations can be made until Wednesday, December 22.  All donated pet food will go to Manna Ministries.  Cash donations should be sent directly to Manna Ministries at 229 Walnut Ave, Vinton, Va., 24179 labeled for the pets.

Donation boxes are located at:

Companion Pet Care Clinic, 29 Wildwood Rd, Salem
Food Lion, 50 Wildwood Rd, Salem
Food Lion, Valley Commons, Apperson Dr, Salem
Walgreen's, 1725 W. Main St., Salem
SunTrust Bank, 1395 W. Main St., Salem
SunTrust Bank, 112 McClanahan St., Roanoke
Veterinarians to Cats, 2750 Electric Rd, Roanoke
Firehouse Subs, Verizon Plaza, W. Main St., Salem
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Georgia-Richmond Hill-

Food for the Soul
Richmond Hill United Methodist Church
9050 Ford Ave/Hwy 144  
PO Box 1480  
Richmond Hill, GA 31324  

Bryan Country News November 25, 2009

"The Food for the Soul program was created six years ago and made its debut Thanksgiving 2003. Resident Heidi Thomson saw a need to provide food for some of the people in the community and started the program at RHUMC.

"Since its inception, Food for the Soul has grown to include five Richmond Hill churches that share the responsibilities involved with running the program.

"The churches include St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Corinth Baptist Church, Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church, Bethel Baptist Church and RHUMC.

"Each church takes a week during the month and provides the facility and electricity for preparing the food. South said that although the program budget varies by church, funds may cover use of a church van, gas and money for food supplies. When money falls short, the churches look to donations for the purchase of food.

"Food for the Soul offers not only weekly meals, but pet food and prayer as well."

New York-Alexandria Bay-

Steve's Bark, Bath and Beyond
24193 Swan Hollow Road
Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
(315)482-2803 or (315)408-9039

November 18, 2009

"The Redwood Food Pantry now has pet food. We also still have some in case of emergency here in our shop, so if you know someone in need please contact us."


For Pets' Sake
PO Box 8081
Springdale, AR 72766
Phone: 479.927.1809


For Pet's Sake is a tax-exempt organization promoting animal welfare in Northwest Arkansas. We are located in Springdale, Arkansas. Our mission:

Finding permanent homes for homeless and stray pets through fostering.
Aiding the elderly with pet expenses.
Starting a microchipping program for all adopted pets in the NWA area.
Raising public awareness of animal welfare through educational programs in area schools.
Networking with other animal welfare organizations.

Contact them for more information.

California-Chico area-

Evers Veterinary Clinic
1150 El Monte Avenue
Chico, CA 85928

We are trying to help those with furry companions that may find it difficult this season to feed their companions. We contacted several shelters (people shelters) and food pantries and surprisingly found that they do have a need for pet food and supplies.
If you would like to help us help a less fortunate family this holiday season to care for their furry four legged friend please donate any kind of dog/cat food, cat litter, pet beds, leashes, etc. to our front desk.
We will be distributing our collection to food pantries and shelters throughout the Chico area the week of Christmas.
Please help us help the less fortunate this season and donate today.

California-Temecula area-Riverside County-

Press Enterprise December 13, 2009


The food bank at 41538 Eastman Dr. #C also seeks food donations of pet food. Information: 951-678-3258.

Senior Citizens Service Center Inc.
Serving the Southwest Valley in Riverside County

We provide a range of services including: Emergency Food (bread and pastries, government commodities) Senior Brown Bag Program, Senior Share Program and Holiday Food Baskets, upcoming Food for Pets of the Needy. We provide Health and support services Flu shot clinic, Legal assistance is also provided including: Paralegal assistance, Social Security Administration benefit assistance (questions and referral) .

41538 Eastman Drive # C
Murrieta, Ca. 92562
(951) 600-9557

Welcome to the Senior Citizens Service Center Serving The Temecula- Murrieta- Wildomar-Lake Elsinore & surounding areas

We are committed to provide food and services to area seniors and needy families.

The Temecula Valley Senior Center and Food Bank is a unique organization that provides services to both senior and needy families.

Virginia-Hampton Roads area-,0,4087519.story?page=1

Daily Press December 13, 2009

"An Isle of Wight couple are looking out for local pets and their owners across Hampton Roads.Waverley Traylor and his wife, Margaret, have a passion for animals and have extended their love for pets to their annual goodwill effort — Santa Paws.

"This is what we do for Christmas every year," he said.

Serving needy families
Santa Paws has expanded its efforts since helping just five families in 2002. Last year, it helped 240 homes with 360 deliveries. This year, the program is expected to help 350 homes with over 500 packages. Their coverage area includes nine cities and five counties, stretching from Southampton County to Virginia Beach to Williamsburg.,0,4087519.story?page=2

"When Christmas is over, the Traylors stay busy with their year-round food bank for pets that helps families who can't afford to feed their animals. This preventive measure helps ensure that no pets will become sheltered needlessly."

(757) 356-9119

Santa Paws also operates a Food Bank for pets. In these hard economic times it sometimes becomes a struggle to provide for oneself and their pet. To prevent the pet from suffering, nutritious food can be provided for urgent circumstances. If pet food cannot be purchased until payday, then a call to Santa Paws can provide the food needed until the pet owner can get back onto their feet.

Donations of Dog and Cat food are urgently needed to support this effort. Please keep dry food donations to bags ten pounds and under. Many deliveries go to pet owners that are unable to handle large bags of food.

Note that the Food Bank operated by Santa Paws operates not just at Christmas, but year-round for those in need.
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Dearborn Animal Shelter
2661 Greenfield Rd.
Dearborn, Mi.  48120
(313) 943-2697
fax (313) 943-2262

Operation Feed Fido is a program to help the community during these tough economic times.  Some families are having to make tough financial choices.  Operation Feed Fido is intended to supplement pet food (cat and dog) for families and individuals who might not otherwise be able to afford it.

In order to participate, potential recipients must complete and submit an Application and a "Save and Hold Harmless" Agreement.  Applicants must agree to:

If they are not already, have their pets sterilized as soon as possible (low-cost feline sterilization vouchers are available from the Friends from January to June, while supplies last) and until their pets can be sterilized, to not breed them.

Not acquire additional pets while they are participating in the Friends' program.  Food will be provided for a maximum of 5 pets.

A home check.

The Friends For the Dearborn Animal Shelter and Operation Feed Fido reserve the right to deny someone for support.  Once accepted into the program, It is to be understood that participants’ membership to this program can be revoked at the discretion of the Friends for the Dearborn Animal Shelter.

If accepted, participants receive a membership card and bucket which they must bring every time they pick up food.

Operation Feed Fido food will only be distributed on two (2) Saturdays per month from 12 pm to 2pm.  Each participant will be assigned a distribution Saturday and can pick up food on those days only.  Food for the program is donated from various sources; therefore, the Friends cannot guarantee that food will be available nor guarantee the quality of the food.

Because funds are limited, the program should only supplement the participant's monthly supply of pet food, and should not be the sole source of food for their pets.  The amount supplied will be at the discretion of the Friends For the Dearborn Animal Shelter.

Upon withdraw or termination from this program participants are required to turn in their food buckets.

Terms of Agreement link.

Application for Support link.

Hold Harmless Agreement link.

Michigan-Tuscola County-

Humane Society of Tuscola County
P.O. Box 245
Caro, MI 48723
(989) 672-PETS

We have a limited amount of free food for dogs and cats, as well as cat litter, available for those who find themselves in need of a little help caring for their pets.  

Call Shelia at 673-6020 to make an appointment to pick up food or litter.

Michigan-Detroit area-

Animal Welfare Society of Southeastern Michigan
27796 John R
Madison Heights, MI 48071

Are you a pet owner experiencing financial difficulties?

We may be able to help you with free food for your dog or cat! Please stop by the shelter and we will gladly donate food to you for your pet through our indigent food program.
(subject to availability)


Wyandotte Animal Control
1170 Grove Street
Wyandotte, MI 48192
Phone: 734-324-4445

Thinking about turning your pet in to the pound due to certain problems the two of you are having? Before relinquishing, contact our troubleshooters at We might have the solution!

California-Contra Costa County (east)-

Homeless Animals' Lifeline Organization-HALO
P.O. Box 2011
Antioch, Ca. 94531
voice mail 925-473-4642

Do you need help with:

Help with feeding domestic (pets) cats. You must have transportation to pick up food as it becomes available.  Food will be from various brands. Because of limited funding you must qualify under the below guidelines. Contact us at below phone number.

Help with feeding feral cats. You must have transportation to pick up food as it becomes available. Food will be from various brands.  No income requirements. Contact us at below phone number.

Help with dog food: You must have transportation to pick up food as it becomes available.  Food will be from various brands. Because of limited funding you must qualify under the below guidelines. Contact us at below phone number.

The income guidelines:

       Single individuals whose household adjusted gross income is below $26,000.

       Head of Household individuals whose adjusted gross income is below $39,000.

       Married individuals whose adjusted gross income is below $52,000.

A copy of the first page of your most current tax return.

If you do not have enough income to file a tax return, a signed statement stating your yearly income will be sufficient.

For more information you can call our voice mail 925-473-4642 and someone will get back to you within 24 hours.

Send the required income statements along with your name, address and phone number to:

Homeless Animals' Lifeline Organization
P.O. Box 2011
Antioch, Ca. 94531

Iowa-Cedar Rapids-

Cedar Rapids AniMeals
PO Box 11195
Cedar Rapids, IA 52410-1195
Phone: 319-365-6201

Cedar Rapids AniMeals is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation operated entirely by volunteers who provides food for the pets of Cedar Rapids-area elderly, disabled, and others in need – a “Meals on Wheels” program for pets. For many elderly and shut-ins, pets can be sole companions and best friends and are critical to maintaining a good quality of life.

Cedar Rapids AniMeals, a volunteer based nonprofit organization, provides food and spay/neuter assistance for pets of the elderly, disabled and families in need, helping them keep their companion, which greatly improves the quality of life for both.
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Nebraska-Scotts Bluff-

Skipper's Cupboard
1325 Ave "I"
Scottsbluff, Nebraska69361
(308) 672-5015

Welcome to Skipper's Cupboard, Inc., a non-profit organization pantry serving responsible pet owners in Western Nebraska who struggle to supply their animal companions with food on a regular basis.

The founders, Steve and Becky Morgheim, envision a time in Scotts Bluff (NE) and its surrounding counties when no pet owner will be forced to abandon, neglect, or abuse a cherished companion for lack of animal food resources.

Our mission is to insure that lack of access to animal food resources never breaks the bond between responsible pet owners and their animal companions.

Contact them for more information.

North Carolina-Asheville and Buncombe Counties-

Meals On Wheels of Asheville and Buncombe County
146 Victoria Road
Asheville, NC 28801  
Phone (828) 253-5286  
Fax (828) 253-1497

Pet Food Program
In conjunction with local pet stores, veterinarian offices, schools and scout troops, MOW-ABC collects pet food from throughout the community to provide to low income seniors who might otherwise share their lunch with their two/four-legged friends. Financial contributions to the program have provided low-to-no cost spay/neuter programs and veterinary assistance to seniors with sick pets. (DONATION-BASED)

Pennsylvania-Bethel Park-

Christ United Methodist Church
44 Highland Road
Bethel Park, Pa 15102

Button's Pantry provides food for pet owners who cannot afford to purchase food for their pets. If you would like to donate pet food, coupons for pet food or monetary funds to Button's Pantry, please contact Joe Hirsch at or (412) 279-1996.  


WPXI-TV December 15, 2009

BETHEL PARK, Pa. -- "Some pet owners are having trouble feeding their animals, but the group Hearts and Paws is coming to the rescue.

"Hearts and Paws is a pet ministry through Christ Methodist Church in Bethel Park.

"The group accepts donations of pet food and stores it in a warehouse. It then sets up a distribution center at its church.

""People were bringing pets back to the shelter and abandoning them, and we didn't want that to happen. The reason they were doing that was because they could no longer afford to feed them," said Joe Hirsch of Hearts and Paws.

"Hirsch told Channel 11 that he learned some people were cutting their own medications in half to save money to feed their pets.

"Those who are in need can fill out an application through the church for help.


PO Box 804
Clarion, PA  16214

July of 2008, Clarion PAWS' (Pet Adoption and Welfare Society) established a pet food bank program to support our mission to promote and advance humane and protective care and treatment of companion animals by positive community interaction.

We all know that taking care of a pet is a life-long commitment.  In a perfect world, everyone would be able to provide for their pets' needs.  But ours is not a perfect world.  In these extremely uncertain times many of us find that our financial circumstances are changing for the worse.  Where that is the case, Clarion PAWS will be helping to ease the financial burdern of feeding your pet by distrubiting donated pet food and litter through local food banks in our Clarion, Forest and Jefferson counties.

Pet food and cat litter is distributed on a first come, first serve basis to individuals who meet certain low income-fixed income guidelines.  This program will operate as long as we receive donated pet foods from local businesses, private donations and orgainized food drives by private individuals.  We currently participate in the Angel Food Ministries and Second Harvest food banks operated by Strattanville Methodist Church and St. Michael's Church in Fryburg and we recently supplied a food bank in Brookville with approximately a ton of pet food.

Clarion PAWS' Pet Food Bank is funded solely by pet food donations and administered completely by volunteers.  We accept any brand of dog food or cat food and cat litter.  Those businsesses that are donating broken bags of pet food and cat litter are Wal-Mart (Clarion & Punxsautawney) and Tractor Supply, Clarion.

We distribute approximately 1200 lbs. of pet food and 400 lbs. of cat litter monthly to low income and fixed income individuals who depend almost completely on Clarion PAWS to help feed their pets.  Our warehouse inventory is always close to being depleted and any and all contributions towards our program are deeply appreciated.  For more information or if you have questions, you should email or call 814-229-1231.

FOOD BANK:  Pet food is purchased and distributed to local food banks and cat colony caregivers.


Valley Animal Medical Foundation
3772 Elm Bottom Circle,
Aubrey, TX. 76227
(760) 275-3164
(760) 275-3164 (Fax)

The Valley Animal Medical Foundation Food Bank is now open!!!  To receive services contact the VAMF Hotline: (760) 275-3164.

Virginia-Virginia Beach/Hampton Roads area-

Mr. Wiggles' Pantry
(757) 348-3383

Mr. Wiggles Pantry

We are a non-profit pet food bank serving the Hampton Roads Virginia area. The goal of Mr. Wiggle’s Pantry is to assist pet owners who are dealing with financial difficulties because of a loss of job or another unexpected financial crisis. No pet should have to leave their family because of this. We are operating on the generosity of others to donate pet food which will be re-distributed at various mobile pantry sites. To qualify for assistance, a person only needs to show is proof of the financial issue (a recent unemployment check stub, etc.) and a willingness to volunteer with the pantry for at least 5 hours per month.

Contact Info
contact number is (757) 348-3383

Oregon-Wasco, Sherman and Hood River Counties-

Mid Columbia Community Action Council
main office
312 E. 4th St in The Dalles, Oregon.  
Phone (541)298-5131
Fax (541)298-5141

satellite office
205 Oak St., #4
Hood River, Oregon
Phone (541)386-4027

Mid Columbia Food Share delivers donated food and USDA items to emergency food pantries, meal sites and feeding programs each month.  Outlets include Salvation Army, FISH, Windy River Gleaners, Sherman County Emergency Food Box, Pioneer Potlatch, The Dalles Community Meal, Rock Hollow Senior Meals, Cascade Locks Emergency Food Box, Hood River Senior Center, St. Vincent de Paul, St Patrick’s, and Community Meals.

What kinds of donations can MCCAC accept?  
MCCAC can pick up, handle, inspect, store and distribute most food products, including: fresh, dry, canned, discontinued, out of specification, frozen, code dated or clean, damaged foods. We can also accept household goods, pet food, health/beauty aids, paper products and diapers.

Canada-Ontario-Grey-Bruce area-

Love Us For Life

Many needy families in our community are pet owners who love their pets but are having difficult time providing food for both their families and their animals. This new program reduces the risk of families being forced to give up their beloved pets because they can’t afford to feed them.

People experiencing economic difficulties, especially those with no close family, are particularly in need of their pet’s unconditional love and companionship.

This program relies SOLELY on donations from our generous community.

To make a donation:

All types of pet foods are needed. Dog, cat, puppy, and kitten. Dry and canned foods are needed. We will be distributing this food back to the public, so we can not accept opened food containers. Below is a list of items needed in order to help as many families as possible:

coupons for or samples of dog food, cat food, and litter
small to large bags of dry cat food unopened
small to large bags of dry dog food unopened
small to large cans of wet dog food unopened
small to large cans of wet cat food unopened
small to large bags or containers of cat litter unopened
NEW & USED pet supplies such as pet beds, carriers, crates, collars, leashes, etc to recycle back into the community
Please contact us for more information on how to donate items or volunteer, so we may help as many people keep their pets as possible.

If  you would like to make a monetary donation or if your are a business that would like to donate or become involved as a drop off point please contact us.

Need Assistance?

If you are in need of food for your pets, we ask that you contact us to sign up on our temporary help list. Once we receive your email we will send you an application so we can determine if you're eligible for assistance.

The availabilty of pet food supplies will depend on the amount of donations we receive.
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Maryland-Worcester County-

Worcester County Animal Control
6207 Timmons Road
Snow Hill, MD 21863
Ph: 410.632.1340 December 14, 2009

SNOW HILL — Due to an increase in requests for pet food from area residents hit by the recession, Worcester County Animal Control is seeking donations.

Animal Control is looking for dog and cat food donations to the shelter, which will be distributed to pet owners next week.

Animal Control promotes adoption and proper care and handling of pets, including health and welfare issues such as feeding, registering, vaccinating and spaying and neutering.

Those in need of assistance can call 410-632-1340. Donations are accepted at the shelter, located on Timmons Road.

Ohio-Harrison County-

Cadiz Food Pantry
142 E Warren St
Cadiz, OH 43907

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"They also have the opportunity to shop through a selection of school supplies, personal care items, clothing, pet food and household items.  The pantry is open for distribution through a one hour window on Tuesday and Friday mornings of each week.  Special appointments can be arranged for emergency situations.  Clients call one day in advance to schedule a pick-up appointment.

"For more information about the Cadiz Food Pantry, contact Betty Morris or Edna Morris at 740-942-4300."

California-Truckee-Lake Tahoe-

Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe
P.O. Box 9041
Truckee, CA 96162

Pet Pantry Program
A Program to help feed Truckee-Tahoe’s animals in need.
The economy has been affecting dogs, cats and people these past few months and HSTT is doing something about it. Recently some animals have been turned in for financial reasons. We would much rather have our friends in good homes so we are helping out with the Pet Pantry. This program collects pet food around our area and distributes it to needy pets.

If you have some extra food or want to donate some, our barrels are available at these locations; Mickey’s Pet Stop, Pet Station, Scraps Dog Bakery and Tails by the Lake. Support these businesses and drop and extra can of food in the barrel while you are there.

If you are in need of pet food please contact HSTT at 530.587.5948, and we will set you up with whatever you need. This community has been very generous, and we appreciate it.

Illinois-Cuba Township (Chicago area)-

Cuba Township
28000 West Cuba Road
Barrington, IL 60010
Phone 847-381-1924
FAX 847-381-1322

The Cuba Township food pantry is available to any Township resident expressing need.  After an intake interview with one of our Community Liaisons, items from the pantry are available once every 30 days. The pantry offers non-perishable foods, paper products, cleaning supplies and toiletries.  Gift cards for local grocery, discount stores and gas stations are available as they are donated to us.

As the pantry exists solely on donations, we are always happy to accept donations of non-perishable, non-expired food items.  Please see our wish list below.  The pantry is happy to welcome individuals or groups in to sort and shelve food in the pantry.  Please contact the Cuba Township Community Liaisons, Cheryl Tanaka or Kate Formichella at (847) 381-1924, for questions regarding the Food Pantry.  All inquiries are confidential.


Pet food

Contact them for more information-not known if the pantry is at the township offices or not.

Illinois-McHenry County-Chicago area-

On Angels' Wings
5186 Northwest Highway  Suite 133
Crystal Lake, IL  60014
Telephone  815-356-8170
Fax 815-356-8176

In addition to the Pet Adoption Center, On Angels' Wings now has additional space for their Pet Food Pantry.  They help the pets of families in need by providing pet food and veterinary care during these difficult economic times; the new Pantry provides additional room to store pet food donations that people in our area generously bring to the Thrift Store.$20for$20Pet$20Care$20Voucher.pdf

Application for food assistance and medical assistance link.

Contact them for more information.

New York-Saratoga Springs-

Franklin Community Center, Inc.
10 Franklin Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone: (518) 587-9826
Fax: (518) 587-5293

Located at our office at 10 Franklin Street, we house a food pantry with non-perishable items,  for individuals and families in need of a little help.

Stocked solely by community donations, our food pantry is open year-round, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., except on holidays. With the help of donations from generous community members, we are able to continue this beneficial service to less fortunate residents in and around the city of Saratoga.

Looking to donate? Here are some ideas:

pet food

South Dakota-Gayville and Volin-

Volin-Gayville Mobile Food Pantry

In Gayville:

Dec. 12 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 in the Gayville Lutheran Church, 300 Washington Street, Gayville, SD. Information: 605-267-4336

In Volin:

Dec. 19 from 10:00 a.m. -12:00 in Volin Town Shop ½ block west of the Fire Hall, Volin, SD. Information: 605-267-0190

"They collected canned goods, snack foods and other kinds of staples and pet food."

Contact either of the phone numbers for more information.

South Carolina-Charleston, Jasper, Beaufort, Hampton, Colleton, Dorchester, Berkeley, Georgetown, Williamsburg and Horry Counties

Lowcountry Food Bank
2864 Azalea Dr.
Charleston, SC 29405
(843) 747-8146
fax (843) 747-8147

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"Did you know that the Lowcountry Food Bank gets donated pet food?  Last year, we distributed over 40,000 pounds of pet food.  That's right, not only do we feed people, but we feed pets too."


Faith Centre
110 W High St
Bellefonte, PA.
Phone: 814.355.4400

The FAITHCENTRE Food Pantry routinely serves more than 250 eligible families with State/Federal surplus food each month. In addition, more than 75 families take advantage of emergency food distribution per year.

pet food (yes, we offer cat and dog food).

Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 10am-Noon; Wednesday: 10am-2pm

Contact them for more information.
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Alaska-Fairbanks-North Star Borough-

FNSB Animal Control
809 Pioneer Road.

Animal Control Meeting March 9, 2009

Pages 4-6

Discusses the fact that Animal Control began a Pet Food Pantry to assist those in need in 2006.  The program has grown and the issue is how to properly screen recipients so that the truly in need receive the assistance and not those first in line when the food is distributed.

The Salvation Army of Fairbanks and Love, Inc. indicated willingness to screen applicants for assistance to determine true need.  The outcome of the discussion was agreement that those applying to receive food should be screened by outside social service agencies.

Contact Animal Control if you are in this area and in need of help for more information as to how to apply.

Ohio-Butler County-

Oxford Press December 16, 2009

HAMILTON — "The Butler County Animal Friends Humane Society is accepting donations of dry dog and cat food to help the four-legged, furry needy this holiday season.

"The agency will host a pet food pantry Saturday, Dec. 19, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. — or while supplies last — at its office at 1820 Princeton Road.

"The agency will provide one five-pound portion of cat food or 10-pound portions of dog food per household. They ask that people bring identification showing residence in Butler County.

"Donations to the shelter are tax deductible, and can be dropped off at the office. For more information, contact Animal Friends at (513) 867-5727."

Ohio-Warren County-

Dayton Daily News December 16, 2009

"Warren County Commissioner Pat South and the Board of Commissioners hope to collect 25 tons of food and $10,000 in cash for needy families this holiday season.

"Additional items needed are paper towels, toilet paper, shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, body soap, laundry detergent, fabric softener, dish/dishwasher soap, diapers and pet food."

Warren County Food Pantries

Grace Chapel Church
406 Fourth Ave., Mason

F.A.I.T.H. Ministries
6315 South Mason Montgomery Road, Mason

Lebanon Community Services
190 New Street, Lebanon

Lebanon Food Pantry Inc.
190 New Street, Lebanon

Home Delivered Meals
570 N. State Rte. 741, Lebanon

Warren Metro. Residents Council
741 Deas Drive, Site B, Lebanon

Franklin Area Community Services
345 S. Main St., Franklin

Senior Independence
333 Conover Dr., Franklin

Helping Hands
Hamilton Township Office
7780 S St Rt 48

Kings Local District Area Community Service
10 High Street, South Lebanon

Waynesville Food Pantry
1400 Lytle Rd Waynesville, Ohio
Waynesville, Ohio

Salvation Army
197 North Main St., South Lebanon

Little Miami Food Inc.
4766 Whittacre Dr., Morrow

The Food Pantry at Grace Chapel
406 4th Ave, Mason

Bernie's Place
204 Mary Ellen St.

Kansas-El Dorado-

El Dorado Times December 16, 2009

"We’ve seen an increase of animals in shelters because many people don’t have the money to take care of their pets,” said Kathy Daily, registered veterinary technician at El Dorado Animal Clinic.

"She decided to take the steps necessary to fill the need of a pet food bank here in El Dorado.
Daily contacted the Salvation Army and Captain Rick Hamelund agreed the need was there and decided to help Daily manifest her plan.

"All veterinary clinics in the area have agreed to participate are now taking donations.

"Smaller sacks of dry food and canned wet food are items suggested for donation. Locations will also be accepting cash donations.

"The Salvation Army will be handling storage and distribution for the project.

"Daily wants to see the pet food bank continue throughout the year and has first hand experience in how the economy can affect pets.

"Donations may be made to local veterinary clinics or taken directly to the Salvation Army office at 141 N. Gordy.

"Participating Veterinary Clinics:

El Dorado Animal Clinic, 111 E. Locust

Bluestem Animal Clinic, 830 W. 6th Street

Animal Care Center, 1440 W. 6th.

Janice Bigelow, 4946 S.E. Cole Creek Rd.

"For more information contact Daily at the El Dorado Animal Clinic at 321-1050."

Florida-Gainesville-Alachua County

St. Francis House Pet Care Clinic
413 S Main Street
Gainesville FL 32601.

The Clinic is open Tuesdays from noon to 2 pm. No appointment is needed. Clients sign up when they arrive and are called when their turn comes.

The St. Francis House Pet Care Clinic is a walk-in facility that operates in quarters provided by St. Francis House, a Gainesville homeless shelter. Kent Vann, Director of the shelter, supported the project from the beginning and cleared space at the back of the building for clinic operations. From noon until 2 pm every Tuesday, experienced veterinarians report to the clinic, assisted by junior and senior veterinary students taking the elective shelter medicine rotation at the University of Florida.

For sterilization surgery, animals are transported to the College of Veterinary Medicine on SW 20th Ave. Under Dr. Isaza's guidance, the students perform about fifty spay-neuter operations weekly — ten to fifteen of them on pets referred by the St. Francis House Pet Care Clinic. Other surgery requiring the expertise of veterinary faculty is also provided when needed.

Until September 2007, the St. Francis House Pet Care Clinic was just a dream. Dale Kaplan-Stein, Gainesville veterinarian, and Chris Machen, community animal advocate, were searching for a way to get veterinary care to the pets of homeless and low-income residents of Alachua County. They wanted to develop a plan that would include free spay-neuter services for residents who couldn't afford them.

When Dr. Kaplan-Stein and Ms. Machen joined forces with Dr. Natalie Isaza, Director of the new Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, they were able to make the dream a reality. The clinic now offers free spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, heartworm and flea preventive drugs, and treament for sickness or injury to the pets of over five hundred local residents.

All services and goods are provided at no charge and include the following:

Spay and neuter surgery
Microchip implantation for pet identification
Treatment for worms
Nail clipping
Vaccines for distemper, rabies, upper respiratory disease, etc.
Flea and heartworm preventive medicines
Medication for ear infections, skin diseases, arthritis pain, and other problems
Pet food
Pet supplies, such as leashes, collars, shampoo, etc.
Consultation services regarding diagnoses, treatment, home care, etc.

Occasionally, pets other than dogs and cats are brought to the clinic. Veterinary care is available for hamsters, gerbils and other small animals if arrangements are made in advance. Owners should contact us for information.

To be eligible for services and pet care supplies, clients must meet income criteria. Earned income is considered first, but services, goods and discounts received from various needs-based programs are also factors. These include disability payments, Section 8 housing, Medicaid services, food stamps, etc.

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