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Some New York City food pantries stock pet food as well as human food.

Some New York City food pantries stock pet food as well as human food.

Free Pet Food & Supplies

If you live in the New York City area and need a little help affording food and supplies for your pets, there are programs that can help.

Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC) Community Pets Program

ACC's Pet Food Pantry, housed at their Bronx Admissions Center, is available for dog and cat owners who live in the Bronx who may be experiencing difficulties in providing food for their animal companions. Owners must meet requirements and sign an enrollment agreement in order to begin receiving pet food.

Pet Food Pantry - ACC Bronx Admissions Center

464 East Fordham Road, Bronx, NY 10458

Food Bank For New York City

Food Bank For New York City sometimes has pet food available at its food pantries (availability depends on how much food has been donated). Contact the location nearest you for more information.

Healthy Pets Project of NYC

Healthy Pets Project of NYC offers free spay/neuter services, pet food, and supplies for low-income pet owners, and assistance to those facing financial hardship due to a veterinary emergency, with the goal of keeping pets in their homes. Applicants are evaluated on a case-by-case basis and must meet certain criteria.

PAWS NY: PAWS Pet Pantry

PAWS NY partners with food banks and food delivery services, and distributes pet food and supplies on a limited basis to people who are having trouble buying food for their pets. They evaluate each client on a case-by-case basis and offer services accordingly.

Pets of the Homeless: Distributing Organizations

Pets of the Homeless works with distributing organizations — local food banks, pantries, soup kitchens and homeless shelters — who have agreed to distribute the pet food to the homeless and poor in their communities around the country.