Pet Food Pantry

The Pet Food Pantry is a community resource to assist low-income families and individuals in the City of Los Angeles experiencing financial hardship who need help feeding their animal companions.


Requirements for residents interested in participating in the Pet Food Pantry must:

  • Be the pet’s owner, and provide the name, weight, sex and animal license number (when applicable) of their animal companion
  • Go online to register and make an appointment in one of our two LA Animal Services Center locations: Chesterfield Square or East Valley.
  • If you are unable to go online, you may call our Pet Food Pantry line at Chesterfield Square at 213-326-2788 or the Pet Food Pantry line at East Valley at 213-264-8985 to register and make an appointment.
  • NOTE: If the pet is unaltered, pet owners will be given a FREE spay/neuter voucher, and will be advised that the pet must be altered in order to continue to receive food from the Pet Food Pantry.
Food donation from Zignature.

Locations and Hours of Operation

The Pet Food Pantry will be open every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month, from 10am to 2pm, and will be located in the following LA Animal Services Center locations:

Chesterfield Square

1850 W 60th Street

Los Angeles, CA 90047

Click here to register and make an appointment in Chesterfield Square

or call 213-326-2788

East Valley

14409 Vanowen Street

Van Nuys, CA 91405

Click here to register and make an appointment in East Valley

or call 213-264-8985

Protocol when picking up food from the Pet Food Pantry

  • Pet Food Pantry pick-up is by appointment only.
  • A one-gallon bag of dog or cat food per pet will be given to participants. Limit one participant per household for up three cats and/or dogs per household. (LAMC 53.50).
  • To ensure the safety of our staff and volunteers, social distancing will be observed and face masks will be required of participants who will be picking up the pet food.
  • Participants also agree to arrive within the designated one-hour time frame only of their appointment.
Participants will self certify that they are low-income and/or experiencing financial hardships due to the effects of COVID-19.

Participants must register and obtain an appointment in advance. Walk-ins will be placed at the end of the line and served that day if possible. They will be advised that going forward they must make an appointment or they will not be served.

Participants must live in Los Angeles City and provide name, address, or declare that they are homeless, telephone number and email address to obtain an appointment.

Participants must be the pet owner and provide the name, weight, sex and animal license number (when applicable) for pets when making an appointment. If the pet is unaltered, they will be given a FREE spay/neuter voucher and food and advised that the pet must be altered to continue receiving food.

Only one participant per household for up to three dogs and/or three cats (per LAMC 53.50).

Participants agree to arrive within the designated one-hour time frame only.

Participants agree to have space in the trunk or back seat, or food will not be received. Participants may not get out of the car to clear space once they have arrived. Participants may not get out of the car unless instructed to do so by a staff member or volunteer. For participants without vehicles, food will be dispensed with adherence to the social distancing protocols.

Participants arriving on foot or by bicycle must wear a face covering and maintain a 6ft. social distance when checking in with staff/volunteers.

LAAS requires that participants agree to treat their pets humanely and provide medical assistance as needed.

Participants will receive a one-gallon bag of species-appropriate pet food per pet for up to three cats and/or dogs per household.

Participants should be advised that our food comes from donated sources, therefore, LAAS cannot guarantee the availability of particular brands.

Participants are made aware that there are risks involved with introducing different food to a pet and take full responsibility for this choice.

Participants understand that registration and participation may be revoked at the discretion of Los Angeles Animal Services for any reason including the pet is not altered and the client refuses to have the pet altered.

Participants must agree to allow LAAS to use any photos of you and your pet that may be taken at the time of food distribution.

Locations and Hours of Operation
The Pet Food Pantry will be open every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month, from 10am to 2pm, and will be located in the following LA Animal Services Center locations:

Chesterfield Square
1850 W 60th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90047
Click here to register and make an appointment in Chesterfield Square or call 213-326-2788

East Valley
14409 Vanowen Street
Van Nuys, CA 91405
Click here to register and make an appointment in East Valley or call 213-264-8985


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