How You Can Help

Your support matters — Friendship Pet Food Pantry is a volunteer-run program, and every dollar goes toward pet food and low-cost preventive medical care, such as spay/neuter programs.

Give Online

Make a gift online today (please add “Friendship Pet Food Pantry” in the comment field).

Or, send a check with “Friendship Pet Food Pantry” in the memo line to:

The Friendship Center
3448 West Foster Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625

The Friendship Pet Food Pantry is a program of The Friendship Center, a 501(c)3 organization. Contributions are tax deductible.

Become a Friend of FP2! Donate $25 or more, and we’ll feature your favorite pet in our Best Friends Pet Gallery.


For Businesses

Become a Pet Pantry Partner! We’re looking to connect with pet stores and pet food distributors that will designate open/near-expiration/left-over food for FP2, and with local businesses that will place a donation bin or coin donation box in their store.

Contact us if you’re interested. We’ll handle pick-ups!


For Individuals

Want to help out for a morning or afternoon or get involved on a regular basis? Volunteer opportunities include:

Distribution Day
Help distribute pet food at the Lincoln Square Friendship Center | Learn more

Bin Coordinators
Take charge of a donation bin or coin box at a local store | Learn more

Community Outreach
Help spread the word about FP2’s services and donation needs | Learn more

Fundraising & Communications
Organize fundraisers and help to publicize events | Learn more

Pet Food Deliveries
Pick up and deliver pet food donations, or help unload deliveries | Learn more   


Donate Food 

Donations of dog and cat food (both dry and canned) are always needed. We also welcome donations of:

  • Cat litter
  • Dog and cat treats
  • Stainless steel bowls
  • Collars and leashes
  • Toys

Please make sure leashes, toys, etc., are in new or nearly new condition.

Pet Food Drives

Want to organize a food drive at your school, place of employment, or house of worship? Contact us, and we’ll help you get started.

Drop-Off Locations

Food and supplies can be dropped off at the Lincoln Square Friendship Center during pet food distribution hours (third Saturday of the month, 9-11 a.m.) or during Friendship Center food pantry hours (every Thursday, 3-7 p.m.).

A number of area stores have collection bins for food donations — please visit and support these local businesses.

Donation are also accepted at Alderman Ameya Pawar’s 47th Ward Office during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).