We offer pet food assistance through several local food pantries making it more accessible to citizens in need. We often hear stories of people who are struggling financially who either go without eating themselves in order to feed their pets or surrender them to the shelter. Our hope is that by providing free pet food, we can help to ease some of their burden and keep pets in their homes where they are loved.
If you are interested in this service, you may contact any of the food pantries listed below. You may also come to the Buncombe County Animal Shelter where we can offer an initial one week supply of pet food and then direct you to the partnering food pantry in your area.
Pet Food Assistance is a service of our Safety Net Program. Safety Net's goal is to remove pet care obstacles and ensure pets stay in their homes where they are loved.
Pet Food Assistance Program Partnering Pantries
Asheville Buncombe Christian Crisis Ministry (ABCCM)
24 Cumberland Avenue (Montford)
Monday - Friday | 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Food is available to the public from their pantry
204 Haywood Road (downtown Asheville, next to the Sheriff's department)
Food is available to the public at their location
Meals on Wheels
Food is available for Meals on Wheels clients only. Contact Meals on Wheels for information on their eligibility requirements.
Angel Food Ministries
Reed Memorial Baptist Church
(828) 274-7639 (Oakley area)
Food is available for their Angel Food clients only. Contact the churches directly for information on their eligibility requirements.
7th Day Adventist Church (Fos-Ter Program)
375 Hendersonville Road, Asheville NC 28803
(828) 274-2014 ext. 316
Open to the public Tuesday, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Church of the Advocate
60 Church Street, Asheville, NC 28801 (Red Door)
Food bank is open Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, 9a.m.-11 a.m.
Catholic Social Service
50 Orange Street, Asheville, NC 28801-2341
Food bank is open Wednesday, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Calvary Episcopal Church
2840 Hendersonville Road, Fletcher, NC 28732
Food bank is open Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Food for Fairview
1357 Charlotte Highway, Fairview, NC 28730
Open to the public Monday, 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Bethel SDA Church
238 South French Broad Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
Open Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Ingrid's Food Pantry (West Asheville Presbyterian Church)
690 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806
Open every other Saturday, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Haywood Street Congregation
297 Haywood St., Asheville, NC 28801
Open Wednesdays 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Bounty and Soul (St. James Episcopal Church)
424 W State St., Black Mountain, NC 28711
Open Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Avery’s Creek Methodist Church
874 Glenn Bridge Rd. SE, Arden, NC 28704
Open Saturdays, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Victory Fellowship Worship Center
450 Aiken Rd, Weaverville, NC 28787
Open Fridays, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.