The following organizations offer free or low-cost pet food. The requirements for assistance vary, so please review the requirements for each individually. These businesses/programs were compiled as a courtesy and are neither endorsed, nor guaranteed, by Joybound People & Pets.

Local Pet Food Resources

The following pet food resources operate primarily within the San Francisco Bay Area:

Joybound FoodShare Pantry

  • Provides free pet food to pet guardians.
  • Pantry pickups are held on the first Saturday of every month.
  • Located in Walnut Creek, CA.

Antioch Animal Services • (925) 779-6989

  • Provides free pet food to qualified pet guardians.
  • Located in Antioch, CA.
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Berkeley Humane Pet Food Pantry • (510) 845-7735

  • Provides free pet food to qualified pet guardians.
  • Located in Berkeley, CA.

C.O.R.E. by Contra Costa Health Services

  • Provides a variety of resources for people (including pet guardians) without housing.
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Contra Costa Humane Society’s AniMeals Pet Food Bank

  • Provides free pet food to qualified pet guardians.
  • Located in Martinez, CA, Rodeo, CA and Pittsburg, CA.
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East Bay SPCA Pet Food Pantry • (510) 563-4627

  • Provides free pet food to qualified pet guardians.
  • Located in Oakland, CA.

Full Belly Bus San Francisco

  • Provides free pet food to qualified pet guardians.
  • Located in San Francisco, CA.
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Furry Friends Free Food Pantry • (925) 481-2294

  • Provides free pet food to qualified pet guardians.
  • Located in Antioch, CA.

House Rabbit Society Food Pantry

  • Provides free rabbit food to qualified pet guardians.
  • Located in Richmond, CA.

Monument Crisis Center • (925) 825-7751

  • Provides a variety of resources for at-risk and low income people.
  • Located in Concord, CA.

Ohlone Humane Society Pet Meals-on-Wheels

  • Provides free pet food to qualified pet guardians.
  • Located in Fremont, CA.

Pets Lifeline

  • Provides free pet food to qualified pet guardians.
  • Located in Sonoma, CA.

Veterinary Street Outreach San Francisco

  • Provides a variety of resources for pet guardians without housing.
  • Located in San Francisco, CA.

Pet Food Resource Databases

The following website provide searchable databases for pet food resources.

Human Animal Support Services by American Pets Alive

  • Curates free or low-cost pet services in a searchable database.

Pet Help Finder

  • Curates free or low-cost pet services in a searchable database.

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Additional Pet Resources

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    End-of-Life Care, Pet Loss, and Grief Support

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