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 to Friday, 8:30a-3p
828-259-5300

Avery’s Creek Methodist Church

874 Glenn Bridge Rd. SE, Arden, NC
(828)-684-8126
Open Saturdays, 9am-12pm

Bethel SDA Church

238 South French Board Ave, Asheville, NC
(828)-252-8105
Open 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month, 10am-1pm

Blue Ridge Cowboy Church

286 Bee Ridge Rd, Asheville NC
Food is delivered; call to make arrangements
(828) 253-0293

Bounty and Soul

(828)-419-0533
St. James Episcopal Church, 424 W. State St., Black Mountain, NC Open Tues. 12-1p
Charles D. Owen Middle School parking  lot, 730 Old US Hwy 70, Swannanoa Open Thurs. 5-6p
Black Mountain Elementary School, 100 Flat Creek Rd., Black Mountain Open Fri. 5-6pm

Calvary Episcopal Church

2840 Hendersonville Rd., Fletcher, NC
(828)-684-6266
Food bank is open Saturday, 8:30-11am

Catholic Charities

50 Orange Street Asheville, NC 28801-2341
(828)-255-0146
Wednesdays, 1-4pm

Church of the Advocate

60 Church St (Red Door) Asheville, NC
(828) 243-3932
Open Sun. 12-4p, Mon. 9a-12p, Tues.10a-4p

Food for Fairview

1357 Charlotte Highway, Fairview, NC
(828)-628-4322
Open to the public Mondays, 3-6pm

Haywood Street Congregation
297 Haywood St. Asheville, NC
Open Wednesdays 8am -12pm
(828) 575-2477

Ingrid’s Food Pantry Grace Baptist Church)
718 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC
(828)-216-4820
Open every other Saturday, 8-10am

Meals on Wheels

Food is available for Meals on Wheels clients only.
Contact Meals on Wheels for information on their eligibility requirements
(828)-253-5286
 

Salvation Army
204 Haywood St, Asheville NC 28801
(828)-253-4723
Open Tues. & Thurs. 9:30-11:30a, Wed 1:30-3:30p

Sandy Mush Community Center Food Pantry

19 School Rd, Leicester NC
(828)-545-3621
Open second Friday of each month   
1-2:30pm
 

Victory Fellowship Worship Center

450 Aiken Rd, Weaverville, NC
(828)-243-3088
Open Fridays, 12– 2pm
 

12 Baskets

610 Haywood Rd, Asheville NC         
828-231-4169
Monday – Friday, 9:30am-2pm
 

7th Day Adventist Church (Fos-Ter Program)  

375 Hendersonville Rd., Asheville, NC
(828)-274-2014 ext. 316
Food bank is open to public Tuesday, 9-11:30am