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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 (20 pounds of cat food; 40 pounds of dog food) to families in need. 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! Here’s how you can help:

Food Needs (in order of need):

  • 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.

  • 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. The appointment-only system is the safest way to distribute pet food.
  • 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 understand and endorse that. Clients are limited to 40 pounds of dog food and 20 pounds of cat food per family.
  • To make an appointment, email volunteer@fcnmhp.org or call (904) 507-4425 and leave a message with your name, phone number and number and type of pets. You’ll receive a call back to make your appointment.

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:


Donation 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 us at volunteer@fcnmhp.org.
  2. Secure bins/boxes to collect your donations.
  3. Add signage to your collection box! Download signs: 8.5×11 | 8.5×14 | 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 pounds. 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.