Brandywine Valley SPCA To Hold Drive-Thru Pet Food Pantry Saturday

The Brandywine Valley SPCA (BVSPCA) will be holding its next drive-thru pet food pantry to help families in need on Saturday, December 5th, at the Kent County Administrative Complex at 555 Bay Road in Dover. Free cat and dog food will be available while supplies last.

This will be the organization’s eleventh drive-thru pantry held across Delaware and southeastern Pennsylvania, each one feeding 800 or more pets. The drive-thru format requires participants to arrive in a vehicle, where they should remain while BVSPCA staff requests, from a 6-foot distance, information on the household pets then loads the pet food into the trunk or hatchback.

The pantries are part of the BVSPCA’s ongoing commitment to help prevent families from needing to surrender their beloved pets to a shelter for economic reasons. “The number of families facing sudden job loss or reduced hours as a result of the pandemic is heartbreaking,” said Adam Lamb, BVSPCA CEO. “No loved family pet should end up in a shelter simply for financial reasons, so we hope our food pantry work helps alleviate some pressure for families in need.”

Since the start of the pandemic, the Brandywine Valley SPCA has distributed more than 150,000 pounds of pet food to families in need and sent several truckloads of pet food to other shelters for their pantries. In addition to the drive-thru pantries, the BVSPCA has expanded its standard pet food pantry to be accessible anytime during shelter open hours: Tuesday-Friday 12pm-7pm, Saturday-Sunday 11am-5pm.

Donations to help the BVSPCA continue to supply pet food to families in need can be made at the shelters or via the Amazon Wish List: