Our Story

AniMeals was created when Meals on Wheels volunteers noticed clients sharing their meals with their pets. We started Cedar Rapids AniMeals to make sure pets and their owners both get appropriate nutrition. That helps keep pets in their loving homes and out of shelters. And pets in the home provide valuable service and companionship.

About AniMeals


Your support plays a vital role in keeping Cedar Rapids AniMeals going. Explore some of the easy ways you can make a difference to your neighbors in need and their loving pets.

$5 will provide about 3 lbs of cat food which will feed 1 cat for a month. Cedar Rapids AniMeals feeds about 250 cats per month.
$25 will provide about 15 lbs of dog food which will feed 1 medium-sized dog for a month. Cedar Rapids AniMeals feeds about 150 dogs per month.
Cedar Rapids AniMeals spends about $500 a year on Ziploc bags to prepare and deliver food to each pet. $40 will buy a month’s worth of bags.


Join a team of fabulous volunteers who help pick up, prepare or deliver donated pet food to people in need. You’ll help people who may be homebound, elderly or disabled feed the dogs and cats they depend on for valuable companionship. We always need and welcome new volunteers!




Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated your service that helped feed Shades, my cat, each month. My heart goes out to you good folks who brought cat food, toys and information about how to keep Shades healthy. Thank you so much.

Cheryl B.

I wish to thank all of you for your help with my cat, Titan! You made what was left of his life easier. Thank you.

Cheryl B.
Peggy H.

Just wanted to say 'thank you' to all the volunteers with Cedar Rapids AniMeals. My cats Kiki and Venus really appreciate the food and treats you bring.

Peggy H.


Fill out our easy online application any time if you’d like to receive pet food from Cedar Rapids AniMeals. To be approved, you must be referred by a social services agency, receive Social Security or receive disability benefits.

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