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Pet Food Bank

In 2010, we started the Pet Food Bank as a way of keeping pets in their homes and with their families, instead of in shelters. Since its first year, we have been able to offer more than 1.8 million pounds of pet food to qualified, low-income families.

First Coast No More Homeless Pets’ Jacksonville Pet Food Bank provides a one-month supply of cat or dog food to households with up to 4 dogs and 5 cats. To be eligible, all of your pets must be spayed or neutered. If your family qualifies for free food, but your pet is not yet spayed or neutered, you are also eligible for our free spay/neuter surgeries.

Jacksonville Pet Food Bank

Pet Food 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!

Option 1: Order online through our Amazon.com Pet Food Bank Wishlist (mailed directly to us)

Click Here to Order Food Online from our Wishlist

Option 2: Visit one of our Pet Food Bank drop-off locations

Click Here to See Drop-off Locations

Option 3: Bring unopened bags/cans of food to our Cassat Regional Veterinary Hospital directly, located at 464 Cassat Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32254

Food Needs (Listed from most-needed to least-needed):

  • Dry Cat Food – All Ages
  • Dry Small Dog Bites
  • Dry Puppy Food
  • Dry Dog Food
  • Dry Kitten Food

Pet Food Bank Distribution During the Covid 19 Pandemic

Food Bank Volunteer

During these uncertain times, we are focused on keeping everyone safe and well. With that in mind, here are some important updates as we adapt our operations in the face of this public health crisis.

  • Moving forward, and until further notice, The FCNMHP Pet Food Bank will be by appointment only for qualified recipients.  We believe this is the best and fairest way to distribute our limited supply during these difficult times. A lottery system will be used for this distribution and only clients that have received pet food during our last two distributions will be eligible.  We will reach out to those clients by phone to establish a pickup time that will be spaced out to allow for social distancing and to meet the mandate of the Safer at Home order.
  • Our supply of dog and cat food is currently very low as many of our larger donors focus on supporting the human food and medical supply chain. We both understand and endorse that. For now, each client will be limited to receive enough pet food for 2 dogs and 2 cats.  Even with these limits, we may not be able to serve everyone in need.
  • You may email bpatterson@fcnmhp.org or call Brian Patterson at (904)507-4425 if you need to update your contact information. We have phone numbers on record for anyone that filled out a pet food bank application so you will not have to contact us.
  • We appreciate your patience and understanding as together we face these unique challenges – stay healthy and stay well.

Distribution Location

Cassat Regional Veterinary Hospital
464 Cassat Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32254


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

What To Bring

PLEASE NOTE, we ask that you keep your pets at home during food pickup. Please bring:


Drop-Off Locations

Click the map below to see current drop-off locations:

Click here for a map of Pet Food Drive Locations!

Interested in becoming a drop-off location for our Pet Food Bank? Here are the steps:

  1. Send your company name, address and drop-off hours to Brian Patterson, Volunteer Manager.
  2. Secure bins/boxes to collect your donations.
  3. Add signage to your boxes. Feel free to create your own or download ours: 8.5×11 | 11×17
  4. Start collecting! When you’re all full, bring the food to 464 Cassat Avenue, Jacksonville 32254

Pickups are available for donations weighing more than 200 lbs. To schedule a pick-up or for information on becoming a drop-off location, please call (904) 507-4425 or email us at info@fcnmhp.org.


History

In 2010, we started the Pet Food Bank as a way of keeping pets in their homes and with their families, instead of in shelters. Since its first year, we have been able to offer more than 1.8 million pounds of pet food to qualified, low-income families.

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