Our “No Empty Bowls” pet food bank program helps pet owners feed their pets during times of need. The program receives both in-kind donations of food and money to purchase food.
The Orange County SPCA aims to not only make a difference in the lives of animals in need but to also improve the community and keep families together. Many people in our community simply need a “helping paw” with feeding their animals for a few weeks or months as they get back on their feet after losing a job or family member or recover from an illness. With help from the community, we can prevent pets from going hungry or ending up at a shelter because their owner has fallen on hard times.
Every week, volunteers pick up donated food and distribute it to our partner organizations. Since homeless pet owners typically cannot carry large supplies of food, volunteers bag one week’s worth of food which is distributed every Monday. We also assist pet owners who call our office in need of food to make ends meet.
Food donations are greatly needed at all times. The OCSPCA asks that you donate unopened cans or bags of dog and cat food. You can drop it off at Animalia (located at the corner of Bolsa Chica and Heil in Huntington Beach). Or, please contact us for other donation locations.
Here are the locations that we currently distribute food to for our No Empty Bowls Program.
1.) Beach Cities Interfaith Services, http://www.bcis-hb.org/, Monday through Friday 9 am – 2 pm, 714.375.6400, Call ahead if possible as on rare occasion their hours can vary, 18131 Gothard St. in Huntington Beach, 92648, near Talbert and the Central Library. They offer pet food, a sack lunch, clean clothes, and personal hygiene items.
2.) Isaiah House, http://www.occatholicworker.org/about.html. Pet food usually available on Wednesday nights at 5:30 pm at the Santa Ana Civic Center, 20 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana, CA 92701. On Sundays, they ALWAYS have pet food. Sunday from 8:30 – 9:30 am at the Isaiah House, 316 S. Cypress Avenue, Santa Ana, 92701, 714.835.6304, go to the back gate.
4.) Illumination Foundation, https://www.ifhomeless.org/. Food pantry is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 am to 1 pm. Location to pick up pet food is 7855 Katella Ave., Stanton, CA 90680. Call them for more details at (714) 507-2459. Their food pantry has both pet and people food.