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Emergency Pet Food

OC Animal Allies’ No Empty Bowls Program provides food to the agencies below so that they can distribute during their pet food pantry times. OC Animal Allies does not directly distribute food to individuals.

You can get emergency pet food through our distribution partners listed below. Please contact them directly for details, food bank hours or questions.


Due to the ongoing public health concerns surrounding COVID-19, some of our distribution centers have temporarily closed, changed, or reduced their hours. All sites have adapted new procedures in accordance with CDC guidelines for safe distribution of food and supplies. All participants are required to adhere to any site guidelines.

OC Animal Allies continues to work hard and adapt as necessary to continue to support the community and meet the needs of our No Empty Bowls Program.

Below is our updated list of pet food pantries who are distributing food. Please contact them directly for details, food bank hours or questions to confirm available services and inventory.
If you are a food bank in need of pet food for your distribution, please contact us at 714-964-4445

Last update Mar 30, 2021

Mary’s Kitchen

517 W Struck Ave, Orange, CA 92867
(714) 633-0444 Call ahead to verify pet food is available.

Hours: Monday-Saturday from 9 AM – 2 PM
Notes: Pick up only, call to confirm their pet food inventory and updated safety procedures, also provides hot meals/showers/clothing to people in need.

RSM Food Pantry

1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
30605 Avenida de las Flores, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
(714) 348-3292 Call Chris O’Connor to verify pet food is available.

Located at the Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church, their food pantry is for both people and pets.

SFS Community Food Bank

Fridays from 3 PM – 6 PM
29873 Comercio, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

Addressing hunger within the local community is a growing need, and the SFS Community Food Bank has been doing so for the past 20 years. Their food bank offers assistance to local residents. Support comes through donations and supplemental funding through San Francisco Solano Parish. The food bank distributes groceries and produce (when available) once a week, as well as pet food as available provided by Orange County Animal Allies.

Distribution Hours: Fridays, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Calvary Chapel Westgrove – Bread of Life Food Pantry 

Friday afternoon
12832 Knott St., Garden Grove, CA 92841
(714) 897-8972 Call ahead to Sharon at ext. 222 to verify pet food is available and hours.

Calvary Chapel Westgrove 

First and Third Mondays at 6:30 pm
Sigler Park, Westminster
(714) 897-8972 Call ahead to Sharon at ext. 222 to verify pet food is available.

Christ Cathedral Community Outreach

1st Saturday of the month 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
13280 Chapman Ave., Garden Grove, CA 92840
(714) 282-3097 Call ahead to MaryLou Walters to verify pet food is available.

Christ Cathedral Community Outreach distributes food to the homeless and low-income families in their parish and the community. Their food pantry is for both people and pets.

Helping Homeless Companions

For residents of local shelters we have been partnering with Helping Homeless Companions who have been dropping off pet food to the following locations:

– The Courtyard in Santa Ana (Citynet)
– Wise Place
– Mercy House
– Salvation Army of Anaheim

We ask shelter residents to contact their housing managers to inquire about available pet food.

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