Pet Food Banks - What Are They and How Can You Help?


Food and supplies for a beloved pet are available for families who are experiencing tough times and can show economic hardship. There are currently sites in the District of Columbia, Montgomery County, and the Northern Virginia Area who can help. They are all dependent on your donations and every little bit helps.


• Promote the need for donations through your social media accounts as well as the availability of assistance.
• Post a flyer at your work, place of worship, or community bulletin board.
• Donate funds – make sure to designate your gift for their food bank efforts.
• Go to the Amazon Portal below and order food to be delivered directly to their location.
• Host a food drive in your neighborhood, school, place of work or even collaborate with a pet store!

Amazon Dog Food Portal – order dog food to be shipped to your favorite shelter.
Amazon Cat Food Portal – order cat food and supplies to be shipped to your favorite shelter.


The Humane Rescue Alliance formerly known as Washington Humane Society-Washington Animal Rescue League has been operating a Pet Pantry since 2008.  Please check locations and hours on their website since they have recently changed.  Click here for details


The Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County created CHOMPERS in 2010 which collects and distributes unopened and unexpired food for pets. Click here for details

Frederick County Humane Society offers temporary assistance to Frederick County residents who cannot afford to feed their pets. Pet owners are able to pick up a week’s supply of pet food, three (3) times in a twelve (12) month period. Click here for details


SPCA of Northern Virginia This group only use AVO food products. Click here for details

Humane Society of Fairfax County believes when families fall on hard times, they sometimes struggle to feed their pets. As part of their mission to keep families and pets together, they have set up Ani-Meals, their pet food pantry. Click here for details

Loudon Pet Pantry is a partnership between The Humane Society of Loudon County, Loudon County Animal Services and Loudon Interfaith Relief.  Their goal is to help keep pets in loving homes by providing food supplies for families in need. Click here for details

Prince William SPCA hosts the only pet food pantry in the greater Prince William County region.  The pantry is public funded and receives no subsidies from county, state or federal government agencies.  Volunteers collect pet food and deliver it to the pantry as well as to homeless camps in our community. Click here for details