We provide emergency and longer-term pet food assistance to those in need to ensure pets remain happy, healthy, and safe in their homes and with their loving families. Learn more below about our leading pet food assistance program and ways in which you can become a pet food provider or receive assistance.

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Pet Food Assistance Program

One of our core tenents is to prevent animal surrender due to pet food insecurity. Over a decade ago, we began assisting 12 families and today we proudly assist over 291families during montlhy pet food distributions that provide food resources and support.

Am I Eligible For The Pet Food Assistance Program?

Please carefully review the following eligibility requirements to see if you qualify:


  • Must be a resident of Lancaster County
  • Proof of unemployment/low income status or disability 
  • Valid drivers license or form of ID (this information MUST be included for application to be reviewed)
  • Proof of spay/neuter
  • Proof of rabies certificate
  • Proof of current dog license
  • Transportation to pick up food once a month
  • Pets must be a member of your family for at least one year
  • Agree that you will not add more pets to your household while on the Food Assistance Program

Apply For Pet Food Assistance

This program is designed as a temporary  not permanent  solution to help owners and their beloved pets stay together during times of financial crisis. It is designed to serve families on a firstcome, firstserved basis.

Pet Food Distribution Schedule


Saturday, January 13th, 2024
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, February 24th, 2024
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, April 13th, 2024
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, June 1st, 2024
9:00 – 11:00 a.m

Saturday, July 27th, 2024
9:00 – 11:00 a.m

Saturday, September 21st, 2024
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, November 16th, 2024
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.


Dates could be subject to change, cancellations, or change of dates will be noted on our website, voicemail, and notification sent through email to our clients.

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With the intention of providing a sustainable service to our community’s pets, we will accept new pet food assistance clients as food supplies allow.  As such, there may be a waiting period before you are accepted into the program. We apologize for this as we rely on the generosity of the community to make the program a success. We strive to keep  wait times to as short of a period as possible. Thank you in advance for your understanding.