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
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)
· Grace Baptist Church
(828) 254-0841 (West Asheville)
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
Open to the public. Call for food pantry days and times.
Church of the Advocate
60 Church Street, Asheville (Red Door)
Food bank is open Sundays | 1 pm - 3 pm
Catholic Social Service
50 Orange Street, Asheville
Food bank is open Wednesdays | 1 pm - 4 pm
Calvary Episcopal Church