Sometimes you just need a little help to make ends meet. CHOW is program for low-income families looking for temporary assistance with pet food. Support is provided in once-monthly food distributions. CHOW is driven entirely by donations from our community and provides meaningful support to more than 850 families in Southwest Washington.
Families receiving some form of government or public support are eligible for CHOW pet food support. Examples of this support include, but are not limited to: WIC, food stamps, Section 8, Medicaid, etc.
How many animals can be enrolled from a single household?
While there is no set limit to the number of animals that the program can support in a single household, CHOW is a service provided only for the owned pets of a qualifying family. It is not intended to feed stray or community pets. Additionally, all pets in the household must be spayed or neutered.
What type/brand of food is provided?
CHOW food comes from many sources including food drives, local pet-food retailers and vendors, and donations from individuals. HSSW is grateful to our community for supporting this important program. Because CHOW distribution is dependent on donations, food supplies can rarely sustain a consistent supply of food of the same brand. Animals dependent on medical or specialty foods (for diabetes, obesity, allergies, etc.) are not well suited for CHOW.
How do I enroll?
Enrollment is available during regular business hours at HSSW - Tues-Sun, Noon-6:00 pm. Proof of government assistance is required in order to receive food distribution. Families must also provide proof of spay/neuter for all registered animals.
Where do I pick up the food?
CHOW food is available at HSSW during regular hours - Tues-Sun, Noon-6:00 pm.
Other Pet Food Resources in our Community
HSSW cannot guarantee availability through these programs and families interested in support are encouraged to inquire directly with the partner program.
Clark County Food Bank
HSSW regularly supplies food donations to our partners at Clark County Food Bank. CCFB provides food distribution for people (and pets when possible) at sites throughout our community. Please visit their website for locations. Pet food distribution cannot be guaranteed.
Animeals is a service provided by Second Chance Companions to seniors, disabled, and needy individuals in Clark County Washington. More information including enrollment and ways to support the program are available on their website.
For additional questions about the program, please contact:
Community Program Team