CAFÉ is a pet food assistance program for low-income or fixed-income families and individuals. CAFÉ can provide between 7 to 10 days of cat or dog food per month to help clients keep their pets despite financial difficulties. This program is not intended to provide all the food necessary to sustain a pet; rather, CAFÉ offers a supplement to help in difficult times.

Clients of CAFÉ must meet the following requirements:

  • Clients must show proof of their low-income or fixed-income status. This includes Social Security letters, Unemployment Awards letters, Disability Award letters, Medical cards, etc., plus proof of address.
  • All animals belonging to clients must be spayed or neutered and clients must provide verification.

Individuals who meet these requirements are eligible to receive food once a month through CAFÉ. Food is distributed the last Friday of the month, 1 p.m., at Howard Area Community Center [], 7648 N. Paulina, Chicago. New clients may sign up for CAFÉ on that last Friday at Howard Area Community Center.