Pet Food Assistance

Pet Pantry Program

HSSC’s Pet Pantry provides free pet food for Sarasota County residents in need of temporary assistance in feeding their pets during difficult times. HSSC’s Pet Pantry Program is made possible through generous contributions from our local community and business partners. This valuable service is offered to Sarasota residents and helps hundreds of families each year. On average, 100 pounds of pet food are distributed weekly.

To contribute to the Pet Pantry, please drop your donations off at HSSC. We accept unopened dry or wet dog and cat food. All donated items are greatly appreciated.

Distribution Information

  • Food is distributed on Wednesdays from 10am until 2pm at the Receiving entrance of the HSSC Adoption Building.
  • Recipients are limited to one five-pound bag (or seven cans) of food per week.
  • Applicants must show a current photo ID, proof of Sarasota County residence, and proof of government assistance (see list below) when picking up food.
  • Proof of spay/neuter for recipient’s animal(s) is required. HSSC will provide information on low-cost spay/neuter programs, if necessary.
  • HSSC reserves the right to limit or deny food assistance.

Proof of Assistance

Families or individuals receiving assistance from the following programs are eligible for HSSC’s Pet Pantry Program.

  • Medicaid
  • Food Stamps
  • WIC (Woman, Infants and Children’s Nutritional Services)
  • SSI (Supplemental Security Income)
  • SSD (Supplemental Security Disability Insurance)
  • Medikids (Children Medicaid)
  • Florida Health Kids
  • Florida KidCare
  • CMS Network (Children’s Medical Services)
  • VA (Veteran’s) Disability Pension
  • SEC 8 (HUD rental assistance voucher)

Meals on Wheels of Sarasota

HSSC works with Meals on Wheels of Sarasota to feed the hungry pets of Meals on Wheels of Sarasota’s clients. The program is supported by various grants, including a generous grant from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. HSSC purchases and portions the pet food and cat litter, which is then distributed by Meals on Wheels of Sarasota during their regular client deliveries.

Additionally, grants provide resources for pets of Meals on Wheels of Sarasota clients to be transported to HSSC for routine medical care.
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