Support c.a.R.E.'s Pet FOOD PANTRY

Thank you for your interest in supporting or volunteering at the Irving Park Community Food Pantry in Chicago!

The Irving Park Community Food Pantry, a member agency of the Chicago Food Depository, supplies monthly grocery items to Chicago residents who meet certain income, address and pre-screening guidelines. C.A.R.E. has partnered with the Irving Park Community Food Pantry since 2011 to supply pet food and supplies for cats and dogs, but also for smaller pets such as birds, ferrets, hamsters, etc.

This program ensures that animals are not entering shelters because of financial reasons. We are helping families keep their beloved pets, which is good for the families, the animals and the community. Each week, we help anywhere from 50 to 80 pet owners. We also provide advice regarding pet health and low-cost spay/neuter/vet services. The Irving Park location is one of few food pantries in Chicago that also gives out pet food. 

Interested in helping out with C.A.R.E.’s Pet Food Corner?

We are currently seeking people to help with donation pick-up and prep work during the week, and also at the Pantry.

Volunteer roles include:
    •    Weekly pick up and transport of food donations from our donor sites  
    •    Pre-bagging of food and cat litter at storage center at needed
    •    Distributing pet food to Irving Park Food Pantry clients and answering questions about pet care and pet-related topics

Interested in donating pet food or supplies to be used at C.A.R.E.’s Pet Food Corner?

Donations of unopened dog and cat food and litter can be dropped at two locations:

Pet Supplies Plus Lincolnwood
7031 North Lincoln Avenue, Lincolnwood, IL 60712
*Drop off in the specially marked bin
Hours:
Monday – Saturday: 9 am – 9 pm
Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm

Schwartzhoff Cleaners
600 Oakton Street, Evanston, IL 60202
Hours:
Monday – Friday: 7:30 am – 6 pm
Saturday:  8 am – 4 pm
Sunday:  Closed

Please note:
    •    We can only accept unopened bags of food or cat litter, along with canned food.
    •    Food should be no older than a month past its expiration date.

Would you like to support C.A.R.E.’s Food Pantry work via online shopping?

Buy items for the Pet Food Corner using our Wish List on Amazon.

Want to know more?

To become involved with C.A.R.E.’s Pet Food Corner, please fill out the C.A.R.E. Volunteer Application.