Shanti Project


The Pet Food Bank is the very first service provided by PAWS and has been in operation since 1987. The PAWS Pet Food Bank distributes approximately 60,000 cans of pet food, nearly 30,000 pounds of kibble, and more than 20,000 pounds of cat litter each year.

The Pet Food Bank is located at the PAWS office and provides clients with a supplemental allotment of regular and prescription/specialty pet food, litter and a variety of pet supplies (e.g., toys, treats, collars, leashes, carriers/crates, etc.) Clients' orders are specifically tailored to their needs including special diet pet food. The Pet Food Bank is run primarily by volunteers.

Many of our clients are unable to come to the Pet Food Bank due to their disability. PAWS volunteers deliver food and supplies to all of our homebound clients.


PAWS relies on donations of pet food and supplies.

Most needed items include:

  • Canned cat food (Whiskas, Fancy Feast, Friskies)
  • Canned dog food (Ceaser's, Pedigree)
  • Bags of dry dog food - kibble (Pedigree, Purina Dog Chow)
  • Bags of dry cat food - kibble (Friskies)
  • Scoopable (clumping) cat litter
  • Advantage, Frontline & Revolution flea treatments

For a complete list of needed Pet Food Bank items, click here.

The Pet Food Bank is open every Saturday from 10:30am to 12:30pm except for major holidays.

2016 Food Bank Holiday Closures:
March 19th - Peer Support Training
May 28th - Memorial Day Observed
July 2th - Independence Day
September 3rd - Labor Day
Nov 26th - Thanksgiving / American Indian Heritage
Dec 24th - Christmas
Dec 31st - New Years

PAWS Food Bank Services are made possible, in part, by generous grants from the following:

ASPCA    Banfield Charitable Fund   Build A Bear Workshop



Download a detailed description of CLIENT SERVICES


For more information please contact:
Prado Gomez, Food Bank Manager
415.979.9550 x307
Send Prado an e-mail


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