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Rescuer’s Food Bank
Q: What is the Rescuer’s Food Bank?
A: Building on a successful holiday program established nearly a decade ago, the League now hosts a permanent community pet food and toy bank. Its aim is to help families hold on to and care for their animal companions, even under the current economic challenges. The Rescuer’s Food Bank is supported entirely through private donations.
Q: How can I support the Rescuer’s Food Bank?
A: Donation of dry or wet dog or cat food can be brought to the League at any time when the shelter is open. Dry food should be in unopened bags; wet food should be in relatively undamaged aluminum cans. The program also collects and distributes toys and basic supplies like cat litter, beds, dog leashes, etc.
Q: Do you accept cash donations to the food bank?
A: Yes, you can support the food bank with a monetary donation, which you can make on our online donation page or through the mail (Rescuer’s Food Bank, The Washington Animal Rescue League, 71 Oglethorpe Street, NW, Washington, DC 20011).
Q: Can the League pick up donations?
A: Please call 202-726-2556, ext. 320 for information on the League’s picking up donations for the Rescuers’ Food Bank.
Q: Who is eligible to receive food from the Food Bank?
A: Any current, low-income Medical Center client is automatically eligible to receive food and supplies from the Rescuer’s Food Bank. Others may also be eligible if they live in the District of Columbia and meet our income guidelines. To see if they are eligible, interested people may apply at the League Tuesday - Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., or they may call 202-726-2556, ext. 320.
Q: When can clients pick up food and supplies at the League?
A: Approved clients can pick up their pet food snd supplies Tuesday - Friday between 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. or Saturday or Sunday between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Q: What if I have more questions about the Food Bank?
A: Contact Maureen Sosa at 202-726-2556, ext. 320