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Animal Food Bank

To request Animal Food Bank assistance, please call the CFA Call Center at (360) 456-8176 during business hours.  All requests must be in by Monday at NOON for same week pick up.  CFA is a non-profit organization and our ability to fund the animal food bank is subject to generous donations from our community.  CFA has the right to decline food bank assistance based on pet owner's qualifications and supplies. We cannot guarantee pet food is available or that everyone qualifies.  Any inappropriate treatment to the CFA staff may result in termination of services. Thank you! 

Guidelines 2016

as of December 20, 2012

ELIGIBILITY: Concern for Animals (CFA) Food Bank offers temporary assistance to pet owners experiencing economic hardship.  A current photo I.D. is required each time, plus proof of low income as follows: Award letters or current paperwork will suffice for verification of SSD/SSI; Food Stamps; Major VA Disability; WIC; Section 8 Housing; TANF; Medicaid; Unemployment; Social Security; College student ID; Military ID; or other state/federal public assistance.

CFA will allow only one visit per year to someone experiencing financial hardship, without low income proof as follows: in between jobs, unexpected medical bills, single family, divorce or other circumstances. Pet owners will receive an adequate food supply; however, the Food Bank is not to be used as a permanent source of pet food.   All animals must be spayed or neutered unless they are feral, in which case efforts to trap the cat must be made, if possible. CFA may be able to lend a trap.

To request food, pet owners must call the CFA Call Center at (360) 456-8176 and speak with the office manager before the deadline every Monday at NOON. in order to pick up on that day.  Pick up times are usually every Monday at 4:00 p.m. at Concern for Animals: 1414 State Avenue, Olympia (off Central Street and Olympic Drive).

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If a holiday falls on a Monday, the Food Bank will be open the following day.  Only one (1) donation per household address is allowed.  A picture ID such as a driver’s license is required and recipients cannot pick up donations for other people.  A designated caregiver may pick up food on behalf of a pet owner by supplying a signed authorization letter and copy of owner’s picture ID.  Pet owners that are eligible for assistance may use the Food Bank no more than six (6) times per year and only one time per month.  The recipient cannot acquire more animals while participating in this program. We reserve the right to refuse anyone under any circumstance.  All recipient information is kept strictly confidential and not shared with any other organization. 

A copy of our detailed Food Bank Guidelines will be given to you the first time you visit the food bank.

Food Bank Needs

The CFA Food Bank helps keep families together!  To help financially challenged families feed and keep their pets at home, our Food Bank needs the following supplies:

  • Dog/Puppy Food & Treats
  • Cat/Kitten Food & Treats
  • All Domestic Bird Food
  • Cat Litter - non-clumping (small bags preferred)
  • Bed, Blankets & Towels - in good condition
  • Dog & Cat Toys
  • Dog Houses - in good condition
  • Leashes & Collars
  • Pet Carriers & Crates - in good condition
  • Rabbit and Guinea Pig Food

To make arrangements to drop off any of these supplies, please call our CFA office at 360-456-8176. Or visit one of these locations...

Food Bank Drop Off Locations

Thank you to the following businesses who are accepting food bank donations on our behalf during their regular business hours:

Concern for Animals

1414 State Avenue
Olympia, WA 98506
Mon - Fri: 9a.m. - 5p.m.
Please call (360) 489-1478 prior
to dropping off a donation.

Fluffy and Floyd's

5211 Capital Blvd.
Tumwater, WA 98501
Mon - Sat: 10a.m. - 7p.m.
Sun: 10a.m. - 5p.m.

Ricks Auto Repair

Rick's Automotive Repairs
3531 Pacific Avenue
Olympia, WA 98501
Mon - Fri: 8a.m. - 5:30p.m.

Hawks Prairie Veterinary Hospital
8919 Martin Way E
Lacey, WA 98516
Les Schwab Tires
150 Marvin Rd SE
Lacey, WA 98503

Food Drive

During the holidays, several businesses in our community hosted Food Drive bins to help animals in need! Thank you to the following businesses for their support:


Anytime Fitness
4200 6th Ave. E
Suite 101
Lacey, WA 98503

Les Schwab
150 Marvin Rd. SE
Lacey, WA 98503

Food Bank Donations from the Community

Thank you, Iilah, for accepting donations for your birthday in lieu of gifts! We so appreciate your generosity and compassion for animals and those in need! You are truly a spectacular little animal advocate!

Olympia Federal Savings hosted a Pet Food Drive for a whole week in June to benefit our animal Food Bank.  Customers brought in 265 pounds of food and donated $165 in cash.

   Thank you, Junior Girl Scout Troop 45181 for organizing a food drive and donating food to our Pet Food Bank! You girls rock!
  Thank you to our wonderful volunteers Mike & Becky Reavis for hosting a fundraiser cookout at their home in July to benefit three animal organizations. Their guests donated $155, plus an estimated value of $180 of food—resulting in 128 pounds. Guests also donated miscellaneous items like a dog collar and toys. Now, that’s a way to throw a party!
The Multiple Listing Sales Association invited CFA to speak at their weekly meeting and members donated $184 and 125 pounds of dog and cat food on May 21.
CFA would also like to acknowledge the Olympia Yacht Club and the Anchorettes for accepting donations from their members!

Food Bank Drive

Thank you to Girl Scout Troop 41128 of East Olympia who took profits from selling their cookies and bought dry and canned food, bedding, toys, and treats for our Pet Food Bank. We received 190 pounds of food!

Thank you to the Girl Scout Troop 40692, MudBay (West Olympia), Fluffy and Floyd's and everyone who donated to their Food Bank Drive!  CFA received 485 pounds of food, 94 cans and $50 in gift cards.

Thank you to Girl Scout Troop 40208, Diana McCutcheon and the Timberland Library for collecting a generous amount of food over the holidays.

Thank you to the McQueen family for donating food and many other items from Evan's 5th birthday party!  Thank you to the Summerville family for donating food, toys, blanket and cash from Jaden's 11th birthday party!

Promoting the Food Bank

We need help spreading the word about our needs for the animal food bank!  If you can post a flyer on your company bulletin board or email friends and family, please feel free to download the flyer here!  Thank you!

Food Bank Holiday Closings

Monday, January 20 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, February 17 President's Day
Monday, May 26 Memorial Day
Monday, September 1
Labor Day

Food Bank is open on Tuesdays following a Monday holiday.