Pet Food Assistance Program

We are excited to expand our service to the community through our pet food assistance program! Through our union with Animal Compassion Network, we are now able to offer pet food assistance through thirteen 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 relinquish 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.

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 Program Partnering Pantries


Asheville Buncombe Christian Crisis Ministry (ABCCM)

24 Cumberland Avenue (Montford)

Monday - Friday  |  8:30 am - 5 pm

Food is available to the public from their pantry

Salvation Army

(828) 253-4723

204 Haywood Road (downtown Asheville, next to the Sheriff's department)

Food is available to the public at their location

Meals on Wheels

(828) 253-5286

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)

(828) 243-3932

Food bank is open Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, 9a.m.-11 a.m.

Catholic Social Service

50 Orange Street, Asheville, NC 28801-2341

(828) 255-0146

Food bank is open Wednesday,  1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Calvary Episcopal Church

2840 Hendersonville Road, Fletcher, NC 28732

(828) 684-6266

Food bank is open Saturday,  8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. 

Food for Fairview

1357 Charlotte Highway, Fairview, NC 28730

(828) 628-4322

Open to the public Monday, 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Bethel SDA Church

238 South French Broad Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 252-8105

Open Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Ingrid's Food Pantry (West Asheville Presbyterian Church)

690 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806

(828) 216-4820

Open every other Saturday, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Haywood Street Congregation

297 Haywood St., Asheville, NC 28801

Open Wednesdays 10:30-1:30

Bounty and Soul (St. James Episcopal Church)

424 W State St., Black Mountain, NC 28711

(828) 419-0533     

Open Tuesdays, 11a-1p

Avery’s Creek Methodist Church

874 Glenn Bridge Rd. SE, Arden, NC 28704

(828) 684-8126

Open Saturdays, 9a-12p

Victory Fellowship Worship Center

450 Aiken Rd, Weaverville, NC 28787


Open Fridays, 12p – 2p