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Helpful Bites: Pet Food Pantries in Chicago

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It’s not just humans who suffer when families are struggling financially. Many loving caregivers are forced to make difficult decisions—from whether they can afford annual vaccinations to whether they can keep food in their pet’s bowl—due to financial stress. Sharing one’s life with a pet is a luxury, but it’s one that all people deserve to have.

Pet food pantries serve a very important function in helping keep pets with their families when times are tight. They are crucial support systems, allowing pets to stay in their homes when they may otherwise have to be surrendered to a shelter.

We encourage all pet parents who are more fortunate to donate to their local pet food pantry. Consider picking up an extra bag of kibble, some cans of cat food, or a box of treats when you go to re-stock for your own pet. Or collect donations from your friends, family, and co-workers. All donations—big and small—make a difference. If you don’t have a pet food pantry nearby, many general food pantries accept pet food and supplies.

In the Chicago area? Here’s where you can drop off your donations. Some locations also accept donations through Amazon.com wishlists—which means you can order and deliver items from the comfort of your own home. Food is crucial, but pantries collect supplies, too. Most pantries accept toys, stainless steel bowls, collars, leashes, and cat litter.

Editor’s Note: Call first before stopping by—some locations only accept donations on certain days/times.

ANIMAL WELFARE LEAGUE
6224 S Wabash Ave, Chicago
773.667.0088
AnimalWelfareLeague.com

C.A.R.E.’S PET FOOD CORNER
Pet Supplies Plus, 7031 N Lincoln Ave, Lincolnwood
Schwartzoff Cleaners, 600 Oakton St, Evanston
847.705.2653
CARE-Evanston.org/pantry

CARE FOR REAL
5421 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago
Bark Bark Club, 5943 N Broadway Ave, Chicago
773.769.6182 (773.878.7233 for Bark Bark Club location)
CareForReal.org/services-programs/pet-pantry

FRIENDSHIP PET FOOD PANTRY
2733 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago
773.907.6388
FriendshipPetPantry.org

IRVING PARK COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE COMMUNITY ANIMAL RESCUE EFFORT (C.A.R.E.)
3801 N Keeler Ave, Chicago
773.283.6296
IrvingParkFoodPantry.org

OUR HOUSE OF HOPE
Central Bark Doggy Daycare, 256 Commerce Dr, Grayslake
773.552.4673
OurHouseOfHopeRescue.com

PALATINE TOWNSHIP FOOD PANTRY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH YOUNG AT HEART
721 S Quentine Rd, #101, Palatine
847.991.1184
PalatineTownship.com/foodpantry

PAWS CHICAGO PET FOOD BANK
3516 W 26th St, Chicago
773.475.9426
PawsChicago.org

PETS ARE LIKE FAMILY
312.725.3315
Help@PetsAreLikeFamily.org

RED DOOR ANIMAL SHELTER – CAFé PROGRAM
2410 W Lunt Ave, Chicago
773.764.2242
RedDoorShelter.org/cafe.html

TREE HOUSE HUMANE SOCIETY
1212 W Carmen Ave & 1629 N Ashland Ave, Chicago
773.784.5488 x221
TreeHouseAnimals.org

WET NOSE FOOD PANTRY
630.296.4228
WetNoseFoodPantry@gmail.com

YOUNG AT HEART – NINA’S PET FOOD PANTRY
847.529.2025
Program collects donations for other local pantries. Drop off locations:
Arlington Heights Animal Hospital 412 W Algonquin Rd, Arlington Heights
Petco in Lake Zurich 787 W Main St, Lake Zurich
Best Friends Pet Care 22096 N Pet Lane, Prairie View
AdoptASeniorPet.com/how-you-can-help/ninas-pet-food-pantry

To locate other mainstream pantries that accept pet food donations, visit ChicagosFoodBank.org or Direct2Food.org.

Not in Chicago? Simply Google “Pet Food Pantry” + your zip code to find a donation/ distribution center near you.

Resources are available. If you and your pets are in need of assistance or know of somebody who is, contact any of the facilities to find out how they can help.

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