OCSPCA Assistance Program

No Empty Bowls

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.

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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.


blue buffalo donation

Thank you to Blue Buffalo for this generous donation!

Here are the locations that we currently distribute food to for our No Empty Bowls Program.

1.) Beach Cities Interfaith Services in Huntington Beachhttp://www.bcis-hb.org/. Monday through Friday 9 am – 2 pm, (714) 375-6400. Call ahead if possible to verify pet food supply, and 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.) The Courtyard of Santa Anahttp://citynet.org/courtyard/. The Courtyard is operated by the Midnight Mission and City Net. Pet food is usually available on Wednesday nights at 5:30 pm at The Courtyard in Santa Ana. The address is 400 W. Santa Ana Blvd., Santa Ana, 92701. For assistance, please call (714) 451-6198. Here are more details about their location: http://citynet.org/courtyard/directions/

3.) Calvary Chapel West Grove in Garden Grovehttp://www.ccwg.org/contact-us.php, (714) 897-8972. Monday nights at 6:30 in Atlantis Park in Garden Grove, Tuesday nights at 6:30 in Sigler Park in Westminster. Also, you can get pet food at the church’s Bread of Life food pantry, Thursdays & Fridays from 3-5 pm. The church address is 12832 Knott St., Garden Grove, 92841. Call Sharon for more details at extension 222 at the main church number listed above. You may also call ahead first to verify pet food supply in the pantry.

4.) Illumination Foundation in Stantonhttps://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. You may call ahead to verify pet food supply in the pantry.

5.) Community of Christ Church in Anaheimhttp://cofchrist-psi.org/anaheim/. Church address is 827 S. Walnut St., Anaheim, 92802. Pet Food pantry is called Paws for Peace. Open most Fridays from 10:30 am-1:30 pm, & Sundays from 10:30-11:30 am, but call ahead first to verify as dates shift around at times. Call or text Laurie at (714) 535-1675. Also, you may call to verify pet food supply in the pantry. They distribute pet food, but also offer groceries & a hot meal (Anaheim Community Angels Food Program, Senior Grocery Program, Emergency Family Assistance Food Program).

6.) RSM Food Pantry in Rancho Santa Margaritahttp://www.belltowerfoundation.org/programs.html. RSM Food Pantry is open on the first Tuesday and third Thursday of the month, from 2-5 pm. It is located in the parking lot behind The Bridge Church. Their address is 30162 Tomas, in RSM. Call Chris O’Connor for more details at (714) 348-3292. Their food pantry is for both people and pets. Check out the website above for more details and for their 2017 distribution dates.