Central Iowa Pet Food Pantry

In the summer of 2017, we founded the first pet food pantry in Story County, Iowa in order to keep pets with their families when times get tough. 



In the last three years we have evolved from doing regular deliveries to monthly dispersal events in partnership with Iowa Home Consulting. These dispersal events serve around 150 pets each month, but even more families have needed our help lately because they are out of work.


For more information on our upcoming pet food dispersal dates, please follow our Ames Pet Food Pantry page on Facebook. You can also email our pantry director: Lisa Brix , lbrix@bailingoutbenji.com

Food banks and animal shelters are encouraged to contact the group if they are in emergency need.


We also want to thank those organizations that provide ongoing pet food donations:

Ames Animal Shelter

Animal Rescue League of Iowa

Wholesome Pet Essentials


We are also accepting financial donations to help with emergency veterinary care to help keep animals pain-free and with their families. Please, if you can, consider making a life-saving donation today.  

If you are able to support our pet food pantry, please consider making a life-saving donation. Help us keeps families together during this tough time.