Fill a Bowl… Feed a Soul™
A Million Meals to Shelter Pets Annually
We believe dogs and cats deserve healthy, premium nutrition no matter what their circumstances. That’s why, through our Fill a Bowl… Feed a Soul™ program, we provide over one million meals to shelter pets every year!
We do this with your help. Every purchase you make counts!
We will donate 4 meals for every Chicken Soup for the Soul pet food item that we sell. You can take pride in knowing that you help to provide up to 100 meals annually by purchasing Chicken Soup for the Soul super premium pet food.
Helping to feed pets in your community.
By partnering with our customers, our retail partners and shelters in communities across the United States and Canada, we can make a positive difference in the lives of pets waiting for their forever homes.
Here are some photos of our latest donations:
Be sure to follow us on social media to see how your purchase is helping animals across the U.S. and Canada.
Fill A Bowl… Feed a Soul™
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How does my purchase help?
For every CSS pet food item we sell, 4 meals will be donated to pets in need.
What products are eligible?
Kibble bags and wet food cases. Individual cans purchased will be combined to make a case. So… every CSS pet food purchase helps to generate donations. We consider it a community effort!
What is the average weight of a meal?
We use an average of 4 oz per meal. We calculated it using an average dog at 40 pounds eating approximately 5oz a meal and a 10-pound cat eating approximately 1.5 oz a meal.
How many meals have you donated?
Since we began our FABFAS program in the fall of 2016, we have donated over 2 million meals.
Where have you donated to date?
We have donated to rescues in UT, OK, CA, FL, AR, WI, MI, IN, CO, MN. TX, LA, IA, WA, KY
Do you support rescue organizations in Canada?
We have donated in the past through our distributors and hope to expand the program there in the near future.
How are the rescue organizations chosen?
We focus on supporting disaster relief efforts and providing food to shelters in communities across the country. We work with American Humane when a disaster happens to get food to those who need it most - as quickly as possible. We also work with our independent retailers to identify local shelters in their area that are more likely to be less noticed by larger pet food brands looking to donate.
How can a rescue organization apply?
When additional food is available, we will consider 501 (3) rescue organizations that share our mission to make the world a better place where all dogs and cats have access to the premium nutrition they need to thrive. We look for those organizations that believe in providing pets with good nutrition, a safe environment and educating their communities on the importance of spay and neuter and microchipping.
Individual rescues may apply for consideration at: [email protected]
Subject line: Pet Food Donations – Your City, Your State
Do you donate pet food to food banks for people in need of assistance with their pets?
Yes. We do work with some retailers who are able to help distribute Chicken Soup for the Soul pet food to members of their community in need of a hand.
Kelly Wood, owner of Park Avenue Healthy Pets, FL “We are so grateful to Chicken Soup For The Soul Pet Food for letting Bark Avenue Healthy Pets help many of the small forgotten local rescues. The “Big Boys” claim to donate millions of meals but small, local rescues never see any of it. These rescues rely entirely on donations for food, medical and foster parents. Because of their generous donation of nearly 30,000 pounds of pet food, we were able to help distribute food and lighten the load to the following rescues: Doberman Rescue of Lake Placid, The Cat Coalition of WPB, For The Love of Paws in Fellsmere, S.P.A.Y.L.E.E. in Ft. Meyers, Noah’s Ark in Ft. Meyers, Sebring Angles in Sebring, C.A.R.E.S Rescue in Brooksville, and Venice Doberman Rescue. These groups are volunteer run and do it for the love of pets. We love Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food and their commitment to the independents!”
Jim Gable, store manager, Theisen’s, IA “With the growth and success of our stores, we feel the need to regularly give back to the communities we serve. We are privileged to work with and have a close relationship with many great organizations such as the Humane Society of Scott County. We are fortunate to partner with and offer quality vendors like Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food. We were happy to get such a generous donation that we could deliver to one of our community partners. We look forward to continuing to serve and work with our community.”
Mike Palmer, owner of Premier Pet, MI “What a wonderful opportunity! We’re so proud to be partnered with such a generous partner. It makes me proud to say that we brought Chicken Soup in at its inception over 15 years ago. Stan has done a fantastic job solidifying our partnership on the ground floor over here. We’re going to be able to do a lot of good for a lot of animals in need in the metro Detroit area. Thank you a million times!”
David Dietzen, Owner of Pet Stop, WA “It is very exciting to be a part of this generous gesture from Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food to the Whatcom Humane Society. We are thrilled to work with a company that shares our standards of animal care and health, as well as a our passion for helping local organizations assist in providing access to great nutrition for pets in need.”
Rescue Organization Testimonials
Humane Society of Scott County, IA “We cannot thank Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food enough for selecting the Humane Society of Scott County for this donation of premium dog and cat food,” said Pamela Arndt, Executive Director of the Humane Society of Scott County. “Their donation of cat food came at the perfect time as our supply was getting low. The donation of grain free dog food is fabulous as we are seeing our dogs responding better on grain free food!”
Fox Valley Humane Association, WI “Without the support of companies like Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food, we would not be able to save the lives of nearly as many animals in need. This year we have saved over 6500 pets, and their extremely generous donation of pet food will allow us to help even more in 2018! Words simply cannot express our gratitude for what Chicken Soup for the Soul has done for the Fox Valley Humane Association and the animals in our care,” said Jamie Thiel volunteer coordinator for FVHA.
Tulsa Humane Society, OK “This is an enormous blessing!” said Gina Gardner, President of the Tulsa Humane Society of the 30,000-pound pet food donation. “We are overwhelmed with gratitude for the donation of pet food from Chicken Soup for the Soul. With the enormous influx of animals from the hurricane-affected areas, we were struggling to get donated food fast enough to keep up. This generous donation of quality food allows us to focus even more fully on the medical and emotional needs of these pets and not worrying about feeding them.”
Pen Pals Animal Shelter, LA “By providing this high-quality food, we help bring these dogs back to health while we prepare them to help our veterans,” says American Humane veterinarian Dr. Lesa Staubus. “In addition to the premium quality food, which will provide thousands of meals to animals in need, the dog treats are an important tool for our ‘Shelter to Service’ program, as all training is done with positive reinforcement training.”
Whatcom Humane Society, WA “We are very grateful to Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food for their generous donation. Our food bank program provides temporary assistance to families and their pets during difficult times. Donations like this are what keep the shelves full. We couldn’t do it without the help of our amazing supporters!” said Carly Brewer, Whatcom Humane Society Volunteer & Outreach Services Manager.
We love rescue organizations and are proud to highlight good deeds done nationwide on our Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Hidden Heroes show airing on the CW. Check for local times.
Here are two upcoming segments airing on the CW.
Marley's Mutts rescues and rehabilitates abandoned canines. Rocky Kanaka gives Marley’s Mutt Founder Zach Skow the surprise of a brand new shed filled with a year supply of Chicken Soup for the Soul pet food.
Airing: November 10, 2018
Cathy Bissell visits Muttville senior dog rescue in California. She surprises Muttville with a renovated adoption space as well as a donation of Chicken Soup for the Soul pet food.
Airing: October 6, 2018