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 including spay/neuter programs.

In addition to donating online, there are other ways to help:

Donate Food 

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
  • Toys

Please make sure leashes, toys, etc., are clean and are in new/nearly new condition.

Drop-Off Locations

  • 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 regular pantry hours: (every Monday, Thursday & Friday: 12-4 p.m.; Tuesday: 3-7 p.m.; plus Thursday: 6-8 p.m.).

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  

Community Outreach
Help spread the word about FP2’s services | Learn more & contact

Client Outreach
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

Distribution Day
Help distribute pet food at the Lincoln Square Friendship Center | Learn more & contact
*We’ll contact applicants if there are open positions.