7th Annual Legislative Pet Food Drive

The 7th Annual Legislative Pet Food Drive 

February 1st through April 30th

The 7th Annual Legislative Pet Food Drive brings together all levels of state and local elected officials in an attempt to gather much needed pet food donations for struggling Nassau and Suffolk County families.

Did you know Long Island Cares has a PET PANTRY?


Long Island Cares started Baxter’s Pet Pantry in 2009 and has since distributed over one million pounds of pet food, all of which has been donated through pet food drives, like this one, and corporate donations. Want to know more? 



Most Needed Pet Foods

  • 5 or 10 pounds bags of dog and cat food (larger bags always accepted)
  • Canned dog and cat food
  • Kitty litter
  • Treats
  • NEW Toys
  • Food for ALL PETS – included but not limited to reptiles, fish, ferrets, and hamsters!

All pet food must be unopened and in its original packaging. No opened bags, ripped bags, or loose pet food will be accepted. We apologize in advance for this inconvenience. 

Elected Officials please complete the below registration form to sign up as a participant. All members of the community, please contact your local officials today to request they participate!

Our Current Participants

New York State Senate
Senator Phil Boyle
Senator John Brooks
Senator Thomas Croci
Senator John Flanagan
Senator Elaine Phillips

New York State Assembly
Assemblyman Brian Curran
Assemblyman Anthony D’Urso
Assemblyman David G. McDonough
Assemblywoman Melissa “Missy” Miller
Assemblyman Michael Montesano
Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo
Assemblyman Andrew Raia
Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages
Assemblyman Fred. Thiele, Jr.

Nassau County Executive
Laura Curran

Nassau County Legislators
Legislator Arnold Drucker
Legislator Bridget Fleming

Suffolk County Legislators
Legislator Sarah Anker
Legislator Rob Calarco
Legislator Tom Cilmi
Legislator Tom Donnelly
Legislator Steven J. Flotteron
Legislator Kara Hahn
Legislator Al Krupski
Legislator Bill Lindsay
Legislator Monica Martinez
Legislator Kevin McCaffrey
Legislator William R. Spencer
Legislator Rudolph A. Sunderman
Legislator Robert Trotta

Town Officials
Mayor Michael McGinty and the Village Board of Trustees, Island Park
Supervisor Joseph Saladino, Oyster Bay

Additional Drive Sponsors
Last Hope Animal Rescue (Wantagh)
Suffolk County Girl Scouts Service Unit 48