NO EMPTY BOWLS PET FOOD BANK

NO EMPTY BOWLS PET FOOD BANK

Humane Society London & Middlesex recognizes that pets are members of the family.  And at times, we know that many families experience financial hardships, where a small helping hand can make a huge difference.

We believe that no one should face the difficult decision of having to surrender their pet because they cannot afford the cost of food.

“No Empty Bowls” is a pet food bank program intended for families facing short-term financial difficulties and not for the permanent or long-term feeding of pets.

No Empty Bowls helps 400+ animals every month in London & surrounding areas from going hungry.

If you need temporary assistance in feeding your pet please visit one of our community’s food bank locations:

St Joseph’s Hospitality Centre
602 Queens Ave, London
519-432-0660

Ark Aid Street Mission
696 Dundas St, London
519-667-0322

London Food Bank
926 Leathorne St, London
519-659-4045

Crouch Neighborhood Resource Centre
550 Hamilton Rd, London
519-642-7630

Salvation Army Centre of Hope
310 Vesta Rd, London
519-660-5884

Family Centre Westminster 
690 Osgoode Dr, London
519-649-1248

South London Neighborhood Resource Centre
1119 Jalna Blvd, London
519-686-8600

Glen Cairn Community Resource Centre
244 Adelaide St S, London
519-668-2745

Dorchester Food Bank
2066 Dorchester Road, Dorchester

519-871-6308

WANT TO HELP FEED IN-NEED ANIMALS?

We are always in need of pet food donations for the No Empty Bowls Pet Food Bank.  In our London community more than 400 pets are in need of food every month!

We will always accept the following donations of cat, dog, and small animal food for No Empty Bowls Pet Food Bank:

  • All brands of opened and unopened bags of pet food, as long as it is in the original pet food packaging
  • All brands of unopened cans of wet pet food.
  • All brands and types of opened and unopened cat litter
  • All brands of opened and unopened pet treats 

Donations to the No Empty Bowls Pet Food Bank can be dropped off at the following locations:

Humane Society London & Middlesex
624 Clarke Road, London

Pet Valu Highbury
1295 Highbury Ave N, London

Pet Valu Hyde Park
1422 Fanshawe Park Rd W, London

Pet Valu Masonville
109 Fanshawe Park Rd E, London

Pet Valu  Eastwood
350 Clarke Rd,  London

THE STORY OF NO EMPTY BOWLS

No Empty Bowls was founded by Kevin and Wendy Gorman in 2013.

Photo Credit: CTV News London (https://london.ctvnews.ca/humane-society-helps-keep-pet-food-program-running-1.6320232)

Having noticed a strong need for pet food support in their community, Wendy and Kevin knew they wanted to help pets and their people in order to keep pets at home and not go hungry because of owner hardship.  For 10 years, this incredible couple ran the No Empty Bowls program from their home and positively impacted the lives of hundreds of pets each and every month for 10 years!

Wendy and Kevin announced retirement from the No Empty Bowls program in February 2023.  They have both been instrumental in navigating the transition of this needed program to HSLM so that this important work could continue to help the animals in our community.  We are so thankful for all of the work they have done to make this program what it is and are committed to carry-on their legacy of the No Empty Bowls program.

CBC article; news release
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/london/pet-food-bank-closing-1.6762725

NEED PET FOOD ASSISTANCE?

If you or someone you know is in need of pet food assistance, please visit one of the community food bank locations listed above.
If your need cannot be met at one of the listed locations, then contact 519-451-0630 x 222 or noemptybowls@hslm.ca. We will get back to all inquiries within 2 business days (Monday-Friday).
Please note, this emergency service is available by appointment only. Walk-ins will not be accepted at this time.

CONTACT FOR NO EMPTY BOWLS

noemptybowls@hslm.ca
519-451-0630 x 222 

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