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Our Mission

To feed hungry animals by acquiring food and other resources through support from both the general public and private entities and distributing those resources utilizing a network of support agencies in an effort to feed as many hungry animals as possible.

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How would you like to help?

We accept food, money, treats and pet-related items.*
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- Donating Food
- Donating Monetarily
- Donating Pet Related Items
- Spreading the Word
- Getting Involved

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- Holding a Food Drive
- Collecting Funds
- Advertising for us
- Volunteering for an Event

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Corporate Partners


- Donating Food
- Holding a Food Drive
- Collecting Funds
- Sponsoring an Event


*Food and Treats must be unopened and must not be expired. Pet-related items must be new and unopened.

How it Works

1. We accept the food donations and store them until needed
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2. We distribute the food as needed to agencies partnering with us.
dog bowl cat Bulldog Dog Dog food package 3. Our hungry friends are fed!

Make a Donation

Fill out the form below to give a donation to AFBWNY. After hitting “Make donation” you will be prompted to check out via PayPal. (PayPal account not required to donate)
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Have something else to donate? SEND US AN EMAIL donations@afbwny.org

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do you distribute expired food?
    • No, we do not distribute expired food. The food we distribute is carefully sorted and reviewed according to specific state-mandated guidelines for animal consumption. We want to make sure that the hungry animals we serve get the very best available in order to nourish and keep them healthy.
  • Where do you get all of the food?
    • The food is collected through generous donations from the general public, businesses and corporate partners. It is only because of this generosity that we are able to feed so many animals.
  • How much goes to feed the animals?
    • 100% of the food and resources that we collect go towards feeding hungry animals. We are a real non-profit in the truest sense of the word!
  • Can I come to you if I need food?
    • No. At this time we do not distribute food to individuals. All distribution of food and resources is handled by our distribution partners. One of our Distribution Partners is St. Matthias Church in East Aurora, New York. Please contact the pantry for eligibility requirements! The Pantry is open for distribution on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month,

Recent News


This Nov 27th is #GivingTuesday. This year we are fundraising to feed as many hungry pets as possible. Facebook and PayPal are matching donations on Facebook for a total of up to $7 million dollars. #GivingTuesday is the antidote to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Give back on Nov 27 by donating or creating your […]


Support the 2018 100/100/100 Food Drive!

Attention WNY Businesses! Please support our 100/100/100 Food Drive for 2018!   The Animal Food Bank of Western New York needs YOUR help! With your donation of 100 pounds of food, 100 cans of food, or $100.00 monetary gift your company can help us reach our goal of collecting 10,000 pounds of pet food*. Your […]