No Pet Hungry: Million Meal Challenge | Year-to-Date Impact


The No Pet Hungry: Million Meal Challenge is an ongoing, year-round pet food collection competition that benefits Humane Pennsylvania’s Spike’s Pet Food Pantry! Collection boxes are stationed at participating Berks and Lancaster County businesses throughout the year and come equipped with a bone-a-fide pet food counting system that will help you keep track of how much your business has collected! Use a marker to fill in the bone on the front of your box as donations come in, and use the hashtags #NoPetHungry and #MillionMealChallenge to show us your progress! Check out our Donation Drive Leaderboard below to see who is in the current lead!

High-priority items are wet AND dry dog AND cat food. Our goal is to provide one million meals to pets in need across the country! Please see the list of participating locations and drop off a donation in support of their efforts!

Donations go directly to our animals at the Freedom Center for Animal Life-Saving and the Lancaster Center for Animal Life-Saving and support Spike’s Pet Food Pantry, which has distributed over 148,000 pounds of food, supplies, and litter to families and organizations in need this year so far.

Questions or interest in participating? Please contact Nicole Koch, Events & Volunteer Coordinator, at or 610-750-6100, ext. 232.

No Pet Hungry: Million Meal Challenge Donation Drive Event – Friday, October 6 & Saturday, October 7

Join us for our No Pet Hungry: Million Meal Challenge donation drive event on Friday, October 6 from 12 PM to 7 PM and Saturday, October 7 from 10 AM to 4 PM in our HPA Parking Lot at 1729 N. 11th St., Reading, PA 19604!

Simply bring a donation of wet or dry dog or cat food in support of Spike’s Pet Food Pantry and enjoy all of the festivities the day has to offer!

Friday, October 6th | 12 PM – 7 PM

Bring a pet food donation between 12 PM and 7 PM to enjoy Friday’s activity lineup including:

  • Happy hour drinks, live music, and food trucks from 4 PM – 7 PM
  • Free dessert from Sweet Street Desserts
  • Vendors
  • HPA merchandise and raffles
  • Yard games
  • Fun Photo Booth
  • and MORE!

Saturday, October 7th | 10 AM – 4 PM

Get ready for a day of puptastic family fun! Bring a pet food donation between 10 AM and 4 PM to enjoy Saturday’s lineup of fun including:

  • Meet & greet with K-9 Chase and Officer Heckler from 10 AM – 12 PM
  • Screwball from the Reading Fightin Phils from 11 AM – 11:30 AM
  • Live music
  • Free dessert from Sweet Street Desserts
  • Local food trucks
  • HPA merchandise and raffles
  • Slapshot from the Reading Royals from 1 PM – 3 PM
  • Vendors
  • Fun Photo Booth
  • Face Painting
  • Yard Games
  • and MORE!

Drop off your donations at one of these participating locations:

Jack’s DIY Home Store – 950 Woodland Rd., Wyomissing, PA 19610

Classic Harley-Davidson – 983 James Dr., Leesport, PA 19533

Gochenauer Pet Resort – 995 Fruitville Pike, Lititz, PA 17543

THANK YOU to ALL of our No Pet Hungry: Million Meal Challenge Donation Drive Participants!

Deck the HOWLS!

Hosting a Howliday Donation Drive is the purr-fect way to get ahead of the competition, as all donations collected over the holidays WILL count toward your No Pet Hungry Million Meal Challenge total! Our 2022 Donation Drive participants collected over 4,000 pounds of JUST food alone for hungry animals in need during the month of December! That’s not counting litter, toys, and other supplies! Thanks to the generosity of our communities, we collected almost double the amount of food collected in 2021!