Tackle Pet Hunger

What is Tackle Pet Hunger?

Tackle Pet Hunger is a campaign conducted by Ohio Animal Foundation to raise awareness about pet hunger in our community and collect donations of cat and dog food to keep pets in their homes and out of the shelter. In the past nine years, the Tackle Pet Hunger campaign has raised over 36,000 pounds of cat and dog food from more than 25 collection sites in central Ohio.

How does it work?

The campaign runs for two weeks each fall, ending on the second Saturday in November.  During that time cat and dog food donations are collected at various establishments in central Ohio or through our online wish list. This year we are also accepting financial donations that will be used to purchase food for the campaign. We will close out the campaign the morning of Saturday, November 13 from 9 a.m. – Noon with a drive-up collection day at the Charity Newsies parking lot, 4300 Indianola Avenue, Columbus, OH 43214.

Where does the food go?
All collected food goes directly to nonprofit organizations helping pets in need in Central Ohio, with the focus on keeping pets in their homes and out of the shelter. Our 2021 beneficiaries are the PetPromise Pet Food Pantry and Sedona Grace Foundation.


How can my nonprofit organization be involved?
If you are with a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that offers pet food assistance in Central Ohio (Franklin and surrounding counties) we want to hear from you! Please get in touch and let us know about the good work you are doing. 

How can individuals/businesses get involved?

There are many ways to support the Tackle Pet Hunger campaign! Sign up to be a sponsor, donate funds, conduct an employee campaign at your workplace, volunteer as a collection site liaison, help spread the word, or simply donate cat or dog food!

Who should I contact?

If you’d like to be involved in Tackle Pet Hunger or have questions about the campaign please contact Jill Herbst.

2021 Food Collection Sites

Captivating Canines
12 East Main Street
Westerville, OH 43081

Cats Only Veterinary Clinic
3416 Riverside Drive
Columbus, OH 43221

Easton Animal Hospital
2959 Stelzer Road
Columbus, OH 43219

Fifth & Kenny Animal Hospital
1109 West 5th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43212

Homedog Resort & Daycare
561 Short Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Pet Supplies Plus-Grove City
2430 Stringtown Road
Grove City, OH 43123

Pet Supplies Plus-Hilliard
3718 Fishinger Boulevard
Hilliard, OH 43026

Pet Supplies Plus-New Albany
4886 Morse Road
New Albany, OH 43230


Pet Supplies Plus-Powell
9848 Brewster Lane
Powell, OH 43065

Pet Supplies Plus-Reynoldsburg
8170 East Broad Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

Pet Supplies Plus-Soldano
3558 Soldano Boulevard
Columbus, OH 43228

Pet Supplies Plus-Upper Arlington
1380 West Lane Avenue
Upper Arlington, OH 43221

Pet Supplies Plus-Westerville
690 North State Street
Westerville, OH 43082

Strader’s Garden Center-East
7141 E Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43213

Strader’s Garden Center-Riverside
5350 Riverside Drive
Columbus, OH 43220

Whit’s Frozen Custard-Pataskala
564 East Broad Street
Pataskala, OH 43062

















Captivating Canines