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.

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Become a Best Friend of FP2! Make a recurring monthly donation, and we’ll feature your favorite pet in our Best Friends Pet Gallery.

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

Food and supplies can be dropped off at the Lincoln Square Friendship Center at 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 Thursday, 3-7 p.m.).

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

Pet Food Drives
Organize a food drive at your school, place of employment, or house of worship — we’ll help you get started! | 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:

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

Pet Food Pick-Up / Delivery
Pick up pet food donations from area suppliers, or help unload deliveries | Learn more  

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

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

Coin Box Coordinators
Take charge of a coin box at a local store | Learn more