Pet Food Pantry - Pet Food Pantry Assistant


Our Pet Food Pantry is an important part of ensuring that pet owners who are experiencing financial hardship are able to keep their pets instead of relinquishing them to shelters. This is a temporary, need-based program, and participants must show proof of financial hardship before registering with the program. Each participant will receive a half-month supply of food per visit for two visits each month, with assistance limited to six months. The Pet Food Pantry is open every Friday during normal business hours. The Assistant will help verify clients as they check in, gather the appropriate amount of food, organize the pantry, ensure all pet food is properly rotated, and help acquire new donations.



  • Validate Pet Food Pantry cards from clients as they check in
  • Gather the appropriate amount of pet food for each client
  • Maintain a clean and organized food pantry
  • Ensure proper rotation of donated pet food
  • Help bring in new pet food donations



  • Ability to work efficiently in a busy environment
  • Ability to work alone
  • Ability to lift large bags of pet food
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • Background check and signed waiver

All volunteers are provided with on-the-job training. Volunteers are paired with an experienced volunteer until they are comfortable enough to perform the required tasks on their own. There is always staff on hand volunteers can contact if they have any questions.

Qualifications Required

  • Age Must be at least 16 - 17
  • How much weight can you safely and comfortably lift? Must be at least 40 - 50 pounds

Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Friday - Morning, Afternoon