Pet Food Pantry

The ARL offers this supplemental service to help alleviate some of the costs associated with purchasing pet food for pet families.

The ARL Pet Food Pantry helps provide pet food for pet owners who are struggling to feed their pets due to financial difficulty. Owners are able to pick up food from ARL Animal Services, the ARL's Pet Help Center, or food pantries across the Des Moines metro.

ARL locations

ARL Pet Help Center, 5452 NE 22nd St., Des Moines, IA 50313

Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

ARL Animal Services, 1441 Harriet St., Des Moines, IA 50317

(NOTE: Pet food assistance will not be available at ARL Animal Services during the month of February. We encourage those in need to go to Bidwell Riverside Food Pantry, located 0.7 miles south of ARL Animal Services at 1203 Hartford Ave.)

Monday-Friday 12 to 7 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Metro food pantries with pet food supplied by the ARL

Bidwell Riverside Center

Caring Hands Eastview Food Pantry Catholic Charities Outreach Center
Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC)- Food Distribution Center Joppa Knock and Drop Iowa
Partnership Place Pet Project Midwest Polk County River Place Food Pantry
Salvation Army Citadel St. Vincent de Paul West Des Moines Human Services

The ARL has teamed up with Greater Good Charities to be an ambassador for their GOODS Program. Thanks to this partnership, we are able to bring more low-cost pet food and supplies to the Des Moines area, allowing us and the food pantries we work with to stretch our dollars further and impact even more pets and people.