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Baxter’s Pet Pantry

Baxter’s Pet Pantry is a program run by Long Island Cares – The Harry Chapin Regional Food Bank in partnership with the Animal Relief Fund Inc. (ARF).

Baxter’s Pet Pantry is located at the Lindenhurst Annex located at 161 North Wellwood Avenue in Lindenhurst. 631.991.8106.

We understand that when families with pets struggle with food insecurity, it can affect the family pet. Providing emergency food assistance for these families must also include providing pet food and supplies.  

Baxter’s Pet Pantry – the place to go for Long Islanders in need of pet food and supplies for their house pets – now has walk-in hours on Mondays from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. It is open to the public with no appointment necessary.

In addition to Mondays, it is open Tuesday – Friday by appointment only.

Pet food, when available, is offered to all our member agencies, and through our direct programs. Please check the food locator for programs in your area. Please call ahead to verify pet food is available.

Make an Appointment

Baxter’s provides*:

  • Pet food (a 3day supply/9 meals will be provided per pet once per month based on the availability of product)
  • Pet toys
  • Pet beds
  • Leashes and other accessories
  • Litter
  • Specialty food for pets with specific dietary needs 

*Items provided are subject to availability

 Please note that this program is only available to Nassau and Suffolk Counties residents only. 

Baxter’s also provides free baskets of pet supplies to both families and armed services members when they adopt an animal from a local animal shelter. Long Island Cares also offers direct support to many Long Island shelters, when product is available.

To learn more, contact Jessica Rosati, Ph.D., Chief Programs Officer at: 631.582.3663 Ext 109 or email.

Did you know?

You can support our pet pantry by visiting any one of PETCO’s stores on Long Island to purchase a dog or cat pet gift bag, or any pet food, and tell them it’s for Long Island Cares.


Long Island Cares, Inc. is very grateful to our corporate partners at PETCO, Pet Supplies Plus, Target, VCA Animal Hospitals, Pet Smart,  Jazzys’ Place, The Caplan-Bensley Foundation and Walmart for their very generous donations of pet food and supplies to Baxter’s Pet Pantry.




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