Pet Food Bank: Supporting Families In Need

ATTENTION FOOD BANK CUSTOMERS!

Throughout the pandemic, First Coast No More Homeless Pets relaxed its Pet Food Bank policies. After two years, it is time for our organization to return to the policies and procedures that were in place pre-COVID.

These policies and procedures are intended to ensure we are in keeping with our Mission: to keep family pets in homes- and out of shelters, and to safeguard enough food to serve all who qualify.

STARTING TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4

ALL FOOD BANK CUSTOMERS MUST: 

  • Complete a NEW Application, good for one year only
    Renewal for an additional 6 months will be approved on a case by case basis.
  • Provide PROOF of financial need
    Our website provides a list of acceptable forms of financial proof.
  • Provide PROOF that ALL pets in the household are spayed/neutered
    We offer low/no cost spay/neuter surgeries. Call 904-425-0005 to schedule. 

    Application and required paperwork must be presented at time of appointment.Please begin preparing for these changes now!

You will NOT be permitted to pick up food

after September 29 without proper paperwork. 

In order to be sure there is enough food for all customers who have household pets, we are no longer able to provide food for feral cats/colonies. 

 


Eligibility Requirements

First Coast No More Homeless Pets’ Jacksonville Pet Food Bank provides a one-month supply of cat or dog food to families in need, for up to one year. The Food Bank is designed to supplement the food you are able to provide your pets-we are unable to become a sole resource of pet food.

To be eligible, you are required to provide proof of financial need and ALL pets in the household must be spayed or neutered. 

If your family financially qualifies for the Food Bank but your pet is not yet spayed or neutered, you may be eligible for our low/no cost spay/neuter surgeries:

In order to be sure there is enough food for all customers who have household pets, we are no longer able to provide food for feral cats/colonies. 

Qualification Requirements

To qualify, you must fall under one of the following categories:

SNAP Benefits
Medicaid
MediPass
MediKids
Health Ease
Healthy Kids
Kid Care
Jax Care
Shands Community Health
Sect. 8/Public Housing
WIC
SSI

Or fall under one of the following income guidelines:

# Living in Household
Gross Annual Income Less Than
OR
Gross Monthly Income Less Than
1
$27,925
OR
$2,327
2
$37,825
OR
$3,152
3
$47,725
OR
$3,977
4
$57,625
OR
$4,802
5
$67,525
OR
$5,627
6
$77,425
OR
$6,452
7
$87,325
OR
$7,277
8
$97,225
OR
$8,102

How Does the Pet Food Bank Operate?

Before you make an appointment, be sure you meet financial eligibility and spay/neuter requirements-and be prepared to provide documentation for both at your first appointment. 

To make an appointment call the Food Bank Hotline: 904-507-4425

The Food Bank operates out of our warehouse at 464 Cassat Avenue. 

  • Drive around the block to the back of the building. We are the first warehouse on the left.
  • Please wait in your car, in line until it is your turn.
  • When it is your turn, pull into the garage for service.
  • You will receive food for up to 4 dogs (based on weight) and 5 cats 

What to Bring To Your First Food Bank Appointment 


Distribution Location

Cassat Regional Veterinary Hospital
464 Cassat Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32254


Donations Welcome!

We can only help pets and the people who love them through the support of the community. Any donation of pet food is greatly appreciated! Here’s how you can help:

We are always in need of wet and dry food for cats and dogs and litter

  • Order online through our Amazon Pet Food Bank Wishlist. Items are shipped directly to us.
  • Bring unopened bags/cans of food to our Cassat Regional Veterinary Hospital directly, located at 464 Cassat Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32254
  • Pickups are available for donations weighing more than 200 pounds. To schedule a pick-up, please call (904) 507-4425 or email us at info@fcnmhp.org.