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Pet Food Pantry

Helping Pets and the People Who Love Them

Our Pet Food Pantry provides pet owners facing financial hardship with pet food, cat litter, and other supplies.

The Pet Food Pantry is available by appointment to anyone who is in need of assistance providing food or cat litter for their beloved pet(s). Other pet care supplies may be available as well, so please talk with us about your current needs. 

 Please read this page carefully as our Pet Food Pantry process has changed effective June 2022:


  • While proof of need is not required, we do ask that you complete a Registration Form to participate in the program and bring it to PARL or send it via email to
  • This form includes program guideline information. It will help us track the amount of food we are distributing, and the overall impact of the program on our community (especially helpful when we are apply for program grants and sharing organizational statistics). We will never share or sell your contact information with third parties.
  • If you are unable to pick up food for your pet(s) in person and plan to send someone in your place, please use the space in the Registration Form to identify the designated person who will be picking up food/supplies on your behalf. 


  • Unless you are attending a Drive Thru event or visiting us at an off-site distribution event, pick ups at our shelter must be scheduled in advanced so we can prepare the items you need. Please note that we may not be able to provide the items you need if you stop by without an appointment.

  • Pick up times at our shelter:

    • Mondays from 11am-1pm

    • Wednesdays from 11am-1pm

    • Fridays from 3:30-4:30pm

Please call us at 401-421-1399 or email to learn more and to schedule a pick up appointment.


upcoming  events* (no appointment required for events)

We'll be distributing food and cat litter and accepting donations of items at the following Woonsocket Farmer's Markets:

Tuesday, September 27th from 3-6pm
Woonsocket, RI
Bank of America Patio (John A. Cummings Way at Clinton Street)

*Please note: Dates and times are subject to change or cancellation. Please check this page regularly for updates. Thank you!


Please Help Stock our Food Pantry Shelves 

Our pantry shelves are stocked solely through donations! Contributions of items, gift cards, or monetary gifts toward the Pet Food Pantry Program Fund are appreciated. If you are interested in donating items, please see our list of most wanted items below. Donated items can be dropped off at our front door or purchased and shipped to us via Amazon or another online pet supply store. Shop Our Pet Food Pantry Wish List on

Most Wanted Items:

    • Wet cat food
    • Dry cat food*
    • Wet dog food
    • Dry dog food*
    • Cat litter
    • Dog treats
    • Cat treats
    • Small animal food pellets
    • 2 gallon plastic bags (sealable)
  • *Please note that food items can only be accepted if they are unopened.*

Sign Up to Get Updates About Upcoming Pet Food Pantry Events

Pet Food Pantry Partners

Thank you to these local businesses for donating food/litter for our Pet Food Pantry 

National Pet Center (Cranston, RI)

Rumford Pet Express (Rhode Island)

Pet Supplies Plus (North Providence, RI)

Petco (Providence, RI)

Walmart (Providence, RI)

Do you own or operate a business and want to donate in-kind product for our Pet Food Pantry?
Please contact us at Thank you!