The Prince William SPCA hosts the only pet food pantry in the greater Prince William County region. The pantry is public funded and receives no subsidies from county, state or federal government agencies. Volunteers collect pet food and deliver it to the pantry as well as to homeless camps in our community.
What to Donate
The pantry is currently only accepting unopened food items. We cannot accept opened bags or food not in its original, sealed container. Items needed: any wet or dry pet food for puppies, dogs, kittens and cats; bird, rabbit, and other small animal food. We prefer cans, pouches and smaller bags of food so more families can benefit from the donations. However, we will accept large bags. Also accepted based on space and as long as they are new and unused: toys, beds, litter and other pet supplies. No towels, linens or soiled items accepted here. Donations of gift cards from Wal-Mart, Target, Wegmans, and other stores where pet food is sold may be mailed directly to the Prince William SPCA at PO Box 6631, Woodbridge, VA 22195. Make a cash donation to support the pantry here:
Helping Local Homeless Camps
In December 2014, the PWSPCA expanded its pet food pantry program to include deliveries to the homeless camps in our communities. Our volunteers work with the Woodbridge Homeless Outreach‘s operation distributing the pet food at the Bungalow Ale House in Woodbridge on Saturdays. A big thanks to the Gainesville Wegmans for supporting this program with their ongoing donations of pet food. If you would like to help, volunteers are needed to pick up donations and deliver them bi-monthly to the meet up location. This is a great project for youth groups! If you can help, please see our volunteer sign up page.
History of the Pantry
In June 2009, the Prince William SPCA opened its community pet food pantry. Since then local families have relied on the service to help feed their pets. The pantry receives no subsidy from state, city, federal or county agencies and relies entirely on the public to stock its shelves. The program is not meant to be a long-term solution for feeding any family’s pet, but rather a helping hand when times are tough. We hope that everyone who uses this program will give back to it when their circumstances change. The Pet Food Pantry is located in the front lobby of the Manassas City Animal Adoption Center. The PWSPCA volunteers thank the shelter and its staff for administrating and allowing space for this program.
Hours of Operation:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 10:00am – 1:00pm AND 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Wednesday: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Sunday and Holidays: Closed
Located in the front Lobby of the Manassas City Animal Adoption Center, 10039 Dean Dr. in Manassas, Va. 20110. From Route 28 (Nokesville Road) turn eastbound onto Wellington Road. Make the first right onto Dean Drive. They are the second business on the right.
How to Start a Pet Food Collection
Neighborhoods, churches, schools and workplaces are great resources for pet food collection drives. They can be held any time of year and coordinated by anyone. Parents, teachers or scout leaders should note that collecting donations for the pantry is a fantastic way to get children and teens involved with helping animals, especially during the summer months.”
How to Use
Needy families in Manassas, Manassas Park and Prince William County may visit the pantry anytime during regular hours twice per month to receive assistance when food is available. You must register and receive a punch card to participate. All participants must show shelter attendant proof of need to receive the benefits of the pantry. To qualify, you must show proof of one of the following: Free/Reduced Lunch Program, Food Stamps, Unemployment Benefits, or Low-income Family. Rules and guidelines are posted at the pantry and on the punch card participants receive when they register.