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Wilmington Animal Food Pantry

Location:  Wilmington, MA

Communities Served: Wilmington, Burlington, Woburn, Billerica, Tewksbury, Reading, North Reading

How it works

Receiving Assistance

We distribute twice per month either by an event where patrons can come and choose the food and supplies they need OR through delivery. 

To receive assistance, fill out the Request Assistance form and someone will reach out to you within 48 hours. 

We are only able to distribute once per month to each patron.

Donating

We have two ways to donate physical items! 

1. Bring items to one of our drop-off locations

2. Request a pickup by filling out this form and someone will reach out to you within 48 hours to schedule a pickup

We are always in need of financial donations to cover the cost of purchasing specialized food or paying the fees associated with running a non-profit. Please consider making a donation today 

Programs and Services

We do not require proof of need. If you ask for help, we believe you.

Two Bowls of Pet Food

Free animal food and supplies

This program is for families who are struggling to pay for food or supplies for their animals. Simply request what you need through our form and we will bring the items to you.

Visit to the Vet

Free routine vet care (Coming soon!)

We work with local vet offices to provide free vaccines and preventative care for families who are unable to afford an annual visit. 

NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS AT THIS TIME

Dog Contest

Free dog training (Coming soon!)

Our network of trainers will help you work through behavioral concerns that may have you considering surrendering your dog. 

NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS AT THIS TIME

Wishlists

Help us help animals by purchasing items they need from our wishlists.

Donation
Drop-off 
Locations

Have animal food or supplies to donate? Check out these local businesses that have an easy to access donation drop-off.

Open Space Gift Shop

1875 Main St, Tewksbury, MA 01876

Empower on Haven

190 Haven Street, Reading, MA

Donation
Pickup

Request

Support Our Cause
How it works...fill out this form and a member of our team will reach out to set up a day and time to pickup the donation from your home!

Thank you for helping us make a difference! We will reach out to you to schedule a pickup!

Thank you to our local sponsors

Interested in becoming a local sponsor? Email us at programdirector@somervilleanimalfoodpantry.com for more info!

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Common Questions

Q: Why do we need this program?

Across the country, many people are struggling with financial insecurity. Unfortunately, many people feel they are unable to provide for their animals and surrender them to a shelter. Most of the time, these situations are temporary and we created the animal food pantry to keep animals in their loving homes while their humans get back on their feet.

Q: What kind of food can I NOT donate?

Unfortunately we cannot accept opened, expired, or prescription food.

Q: Where can I donate?

You have a few options! Schedule a pickup: https://forms.gle/a7eNjh54PzkkAaSz6 OR bring donations to Open Space Gift Shop at 1875 Main St, Tewksbury, MA.

Q: What towns do you serve?

We serve Wilmington, Woburn, Tewksbury, Burlington, Billerica, Reading, and North Reading in Massachusetts.

Q: Do I need to provide any proof to qualify?

Nope! We don’t ask questions. We operate on the honor system and if you are asking for help, we believe you.

Q: Do you have a physical location?

Not yet! But we will pick up donations from you and deliver donations to families who request them!

Q: Do you only accept food donations?

No, we accept any items that a family may need. This includes: crates, flea/tick medication, animal shampoo, baby gates, collars / leashes, cat carriers, etc. If you’re not sure if it’s something we could use, feel free to email us at hello@rescueallies.com

Q: Are you a 501(c)(3)?

Yes! We are a program created under the 501(c)(3) Rescue Allies Inc.

Q: Are you affiliated with the Wilmington Food Pantry?

Nope! We are a separate entity, we have no crossover.

Q: Do you have plans to expand?

We plan to address the other main reasons people surrender their animals (vet care, housing, training) in the near future. Stay tuned!

Q: Are there other local services?

Yes! Here is a list of other local services you may find useful

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