Our Chow Wagon Pet Food Bank helps pet-owning families to keep their four-legged family members by providing them pet food. Our Chow Wagon currently serves hundreds of families by partnering with 32 food pantries and Meals on Wheels programs and their members year round.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our community, many families who are struggling to feed themselves are also facing the challenge of feeding their beloved pets. We have seen a dramatic increase in calls, receiving five times the typical number of requests for support. This increase has resulted in 200-400 pounds of pet food being distributed each day.
In order to help alleviate and remove transportation barriers for struggling families, we’re working on bringing food directly to the communities who need it most. Currently, we’ve established pet food hubs in Bellevue, Braddock, Carnegie, Lawrenceville, McKees Rocks, North Side, Sharpsburg, Washington Co. and Wilkinsburg. If you live in one of these communities and need help, please call 412.847.7023.
If you would like to nominate a community for a pet food hub, please email Liz Moser at EMoser@ThinkingOutsideTheCage.org.
How to Help
Make a Donation
Every dollar you give goes directly toward feeding hungry pets and makes a big difference in the life of someone in need. Please, help us continue to support the pets and people of our community with a monetary donation to benefit Animal Friends’ Chow Wagon Pet Food Bank.
Send Food and Supplies
Order items from our Amazon Wish List from the comfort of your own home– they’ll be delivered right to our door, and we’ll take it from there! By supporting this program, you help to keep dogs,cats and rabbits in their loving homes while receiving the nourishment they need to thrive.
No Contact Drop-Off
Drop off unopened bags or cans of pet food, treats, litter or other supplies at our convenient, no-contact donation bins on our campus. Our donation drop is located just outside the front doors of our Resource Center.
562 Camp Horne Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
On Saturday, April 11 we distributed food for nearly 1,600 dogs and cats to struggling pet owners during our first ever drive-thru pet food distribution event.