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Pet Food Bank



The CFA Pet Food Bank generally operates on Tuesdays from 4p.m. to 5p.m. Applicants must call the CFA office and qualify in order to receive pet food and supplies.

To request Pet Food Bank assistance, you must call the CFA office and speak with a CFA team member at (360) 456-8176 during business hours. All applicants must sign up by the preceding Monday at NOON for same week pick up. CFA is a non-profit organization and our ability to fund the Pet Food Bank is subject to availability. No exotics or exotic hybrids. We cannot guarantee pet food is available. CFA reserves the right to deny assistance.

Want to make sure that people in your community know that help is available? You can print and post CFA Pet Food Bank posters or handout flyers!


Guidelines 2020

as of January 2020

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 and spay/neuter must be provided by second visit.

*(Low income proof includes: award letters or current paperwork 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. This program is to assist your family. All animals must be spayed or neutered.

Pick up times are Tuesdays at 4p.m. at Concern for Animals: 1414 State Avenue, Olympia (off Central Street and Olympic Drive).        

If a holiday falls on a Tuesday, the Food Bank will be open the following day. Only one (1) donation per household address is allowed. A valid picture ID such as a driver’s license is required; 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.  All recipient information is kept strictly confidential and not shared with any other organization. We reserve the right to refuse anyone under any circumstance.

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
  • Chicken, 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. If you bring something, please let them know that it is for CFA.

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.

Hawks Prairie Veterinary Hospital
8919 Martin Way E
Lacey, WA 98516


2410 Harrison Ave NW, Olympia

704 Trosper Rd SW, Tumwater

5500 Corporate Center Ln SE, Lacey


Hawks Prairie

8909 Martin Way. E.

Lacey, WA 98516

The Pet Works

407 4th Ave E, Olympia

Mom-Fri: 9am-7pm

Sat: 9am-8pm

Sun: 11am-6pm





Special thanks to Olympia's KGY 95.3 for advertising the CFA pet food bank and keeping those in need in the loop!