CHOMPERS FOOD BANK PROGRAM

History:
The Chompers Pet Food Bank was established in 2010 in memory of a beloved dog, Chompers. The goal of the Chompers Pet Food Bank Program is to help Montgomery County families affected by the current economic climate by keeping their pets fed so the pets can remain with the families who love them. By providing a place where owners can get the pet food they need, the owners won’t have to consider surrendering their companion animal due to lack of food.

The food bank distributes canned and dry food for kittens, cats, puppies, and dogs.

How to receive pet food for pet owners in need:
Pre-Registration Requirements (PDF)>>
Pet Owner in Need Pre-Registration Form (PDF) >>

How You Can Help:

  1. Display our flyer at grocery stores, places of business, community centers, libraries, any place that has a bulletin board.  Please ask for permission first.
    Food Bank Flyer (PDF) >>

  2. Help by donating
    Help AWLMC keep animals in their homes with the people who love them by donating food or money.

  3. Help by organizing a pet food drive
    You can help AWLMC keep animals in their homes with the people who love them by organizing a pet food drive. Whether you want to have your own private food drive or organize a larger group effort, you can make a difference by helping to stock the AWLMC pet food pantry.

    How to host a pet food drive as:

    Complete Chompers Pet Food Bank Food Drive Registration form

Donations Page:
You can help AWLMC keep animals in their homes with the people who love them by donating food or money. Many people in Montgomery County are counting on AWLMC for assistance in keeping their cherished pet, including the unemployed, the underemployed, and the elderly on a fixed income.

Pet Food Donations
Food donations are now being accepted for the following types of pet food:

  • Dry or canned kitten food
  • Dry or canned cat food
  • Dry or canned puppy food
  • Dry or canned dog food
  • Food for senior dogs and cats
  • Food for small, medium, or large dog breeds

All food must be unopened and must not be expired. 

Food can be brought to the shelter during adoption hours or to the Kentlands PetSmart during AWLMC adoption events.

Shelter
12 Park Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD
Wednesday 6:00pm-8:00pm, Friday 6:00pm-8:00pm, Saturday 12:00pm -3:00pm

Kentlands PetSmart
218 Kentlands Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD
2nd and 4th Saturday of each month 12:00pm-3:00pm

Monetary donations
Monetary donations can be made on-line or by mailing to:
Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County
P.O. Box 3981
Gaithersburg, MD 20885

Please make checks payable to AWLMC and indicate ‘Chompers Pet Food Bank’ in the memo line.