Where To Donate Open Bags Of Pet Food

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If you’re like me you’ve no doubt had some flops when it comes to choosing a food that your pet likes.  So, what do you do when you’ve spent a fortune on a bag of food and Fluffy or Fido has turned their nose up at it?  It cost too much to just throw it away and most places won’t accept open bags.

I recently volunteered a few hours at the Hope 7 Food Pantry in Troy.  I was surprised by two things.  One, they didn’t have a whole lot for someone that has Celiac Disease or a gluten intolerance like I do.  You can read about that here.  Second, they provide pet food for their families in need.

Hope 7 Food Pantry will GLADLY take your opened packages of pet food.

Any open bags they receive are repackaged into smaller bags; enough to last a week.  They then distribute the food to the families as it’s needed.

They say more people have cats than dogs.

Cat food is needed more as they find most of their clients have more cats than dogs, but all food is appreciated and used.

If you have an open bag that Fido has turned his nose up at or perhaps you had a pet that passed away and aren’t sure what to do with that unopened bag.  Hope 7 will take it.

Hope 7 Food Pantry is located at 596 Pawling Ave., Troy, NY.  Their phone number is 518-272-8029.  The food pantry itself is located in the basement of the United Methodist Church at 520 Pawling Ave. (entrance is on Woodlawn Court).

If you can’t make it there yourself, let us know and we’ll gladly pick up your donations and deliver them.



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5 Responses to Where To Donate Open Bags Of Pet Food

  1. Vivien says:

    I have an open bag of Purina Pro Plan puppy food that my pup turned his nose up to. I would love to donate it.

  2. Scarlette Bonneville says:

    I have an opened bag of Holistic chicken soup for the soul weight care I was transitioning my Beagle with his old food but couldn’t tolerate it. I have only used approximately 2cups out of a 39 lb bag.

  3. Melissa says:

    I have medium size bag of pureina cat food that my cat doesn’t want to eat but I live in RI so how would I be able to donate it to them? I would really like for it to go to hungry cats in need. Thank you.

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