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 including spay/neuter programs.
In addition to donating online, there are other ways to help:
We welcome sealed bags of dry dog and cat food as well as canned food (nearing expiration is fine). Other items we distribute include:
- Cat litter
- Dog and cat treats
- Stainless steel bowls
- Collars and leashes
Please make sure leashes, toys, etc., are clean and are in new/nearly new condition.
- Lincoln Square Friendship Center (2711 West Lawrence Ave.) during pet food distribution hours (third Saturday of the month, 9-11 a.m.) or during Friendship Center food pantry hours (every Tuesday, 3-7 p.m., & Thursday, 12-4 p.m.).
- Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce (2611 West Lawrence Ave.) during normal business hours.
Hold a Pet Food Drive
Organize a food drive! We’ll provide a step-by-step roadmap, including assistance with signage and promotion. No effort is too big or too small – we appreciate the involvement of schools, book clubs, condo associations, scout groups and other organizations | Contact us
Become a Pet Pantry Partner
We’re looking to connect with pet stores and pet food distributors that will designate near-expiration/left-over food for FP2.
Contact us if you’re interested. We’ll handle pick-ups!
Want to help out for a morning or afternoon or get involved on a regular basis? Volunteer opportunities include:
Pet Food Pick-Up / Delivery
Pick up pet food donations from area suppliers, or help unload deliveries | Learn more & contact
Help spread the word about FP2’s services | Learn more & contact
Identify underserved populations in need of pet food pantry resources | Learn more & contact
Fundraising & Communications
Organize fundraisers and help publicize events | Learn more & contact
Donation Box Coordinators
Take charge of a pet food donation bin or coin box at a local business | Learn more & contact
Help distribute pet food at the Lincoln Square Friendship Center | Learn more & contact
*We’ll contact applicants if there are open positions.