Feed The Change
Help us purchase much needed pet food and supplies to help keep happy, loved pets with their humans.
Your donation will prevent 66% of our clients from having to choose between feeding themselves and their pets.
Your donation will prevent 56% of our clients from having to surrender their pet due to a lack of access to pet food and supplies.
We are 100% volunteer operated.
We are not-funded.
Feed the change today.
What Is The Animal Food Bank?
We are a volunteer-operated, non-funded non-profit providing pet food and supplies to pets in need. We do this through our own pet food bank program, as well as by providing pet food and supplies to other organizations helping pets in need.
We believe in collaboration over competition, and are disrupting the sector to challenge organizations to think, and do, differently. We make access to food easy – not only for our food bank clients, but for our partner organizations. Having donated more than 300,000 lbs of food to partner organizations across Western Canada, we set the example of how collaboration works.
We are the ONLY pet food bank in Canada operating across provincial borders, and without funding, we rely on the generosity and support of our communities to help ensure no pet goes hungry, and no pet guardian is faced with surrendering their pet due to a lack of pet food.
Why Is It Needed?
Traditional human food banks are not funded or mandated to provide pet food. If they do provide it, often it is not consistently offered, and they have their volunteers break down pet food from larger bags into smaller bags. This presents a number of challenges for the pet guardian and the pet. The person is their client, not the pet. The pet is our client and we are mindful of allergies, we want the pet to be on a consistent food as much as possible, and we want to ensure we are providing enough dry food to last four weeks or more. This is best for the pet, best for their owner, and best for us.
Because we choose to service animals and not people, we do not qualify for any food bank funding. Without your support, pets will go hungry.
Keeping happy, loved pets with their guardians
Press About Us
Winnipeg - CBC News
Volunteer, donation-based food bank for Winnipeg pets asks for help amid ‘all time high’ need, receiving 250-300 requests for cat chow each month.
Kelowna - Castanet News
Kelowna-founded Animal Food Bank growing, adding locations across Canada, with global aspirations. Nicole Frey has always had a deep love for animals.
Medicine Hat - Chat News
An animal-loving couple who founded an organization dedicated to keeping pets with their humans is preparing to launch a branch in Medicine Hat, Alberta.
Global News - Ukraine
The Animal Food Bank is answering the devastation in Ukraine with a fundraising campaign to support the people of Ukraine’s pets, animal welfare organizations and refugees.