Best Buddies Pet Pantry is an all-volunteer 501c3 non-profit that provides free pet food to
qualified families in need in Northwest Indiana and Illinois. In Indiana it serves residents of Porter,
Lake and LaPorte Counties. In December 2013, the pantry expanded to provide assistance to family
pets in need at Bloom Township Center in Chicago Heights Illinois. As of June 2014, the pantry has
been providing pet food assistance to pets in need in Will County at New Lenox Food Pantry and
Frankfort Township Food Pantry.
Our Mission: during these difficult economic times, American families across the nation are
struggling to make ends meet and must rely on food banks to supplement their food sources.
Unfortunately, pets also suffer and do not get proper care and nutrition. Sadly some are disposed
of along side the road and starve to death. Many family pets are given up to animal shelters.
This causes overcrowding and increases the number of pets euthanized. The pantry's mission is
to help reduce the number of pets surrendered to shelters due to lack of food and help keep
families and their pets together.
Best Buddies Pet Pantry is in its 5th year of service in the community. It operates as a mobile
pantry, delivering pet food to 14 distribution sites in the bi-state area and providing emergency
pet food assistance. The pantry provides free pet supplies, cat litter and flea/tick treatment when
available. It also provides information for low-cost spay & neuter services and low-cost vaccination clinics.
Share The Love Pet Food Drive - February 1 - 28
Please support our annual pet food drive and make a donation to benefit a family pet in need!
See our Donations page for list of items needed and drop-off sites. Donations are tax-deductible!
Our volunteers will be collecting donations at these locations:
~ Sat Feb 7 Pet Supplies Plus 946 Joliet Street Dyer IN 10am - 3pm
~ Sat Feb 14 Petco 10235 Indianapolis Blvd Highland IN 10am - 3pm
Sun Feb 15
~ Sat Feb 21 Healthi Paws 2912 Calumet Valparaiso IN 10am - 3pm
~ Sat Feb 28 Petco 369 Weber Road Romeoville IL 10am - 3pm
Watch for news about our 2015 Southwest Airlines Travel Giveaway!
Thank you SWA for sharing the LUV and helping family pets in need!