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Tennessee Food Assistance Programs

During these hard economic times, many folks are having a hard time making ends meet. It's hard enough to put food on the table for your family and some are having to make the difficult plight of not being able to feed their furry family members. We've compiled a list of organizations and programs that will help provide pet food for low income families, helping to keep pets in their loving homes.

If you know of other companies or agencies that are not included on this list, then please send us their info. Thanks for your support!

Fayette County Animal Rescue
595 Clement Drive
Rossville, TN 38066
Phone: 901-854-2565

Description: Home Assistance Program - Designed to help owners that are in financial bind to properly take care of their pets. We provide dog houses, bowls, food and medical attention.

Helping Paws Pet Food Bank
1005 East Broadway
Maryville, TN 37804
Phone: 865-233-3739

Description: Blount County Humane Society's new Pet Food Bank is a program offered to people who call us wanting to surrender their pets because they can no longer afford to feed them. We are currently accepting food donations. Hopefully this will allow more pets to stay in their current home instead of ending up in a shelter.

Nashville Humane Association's Community Pet Food Bank
213 Oceola Ave
(behind Sprints Furniture/White Bridge Rd)
Nashville, TN 37209
Phone: (615) 352-1010

Description: The Nashville Humane Association offers a community pet food bank that benefits struggling families.The service was started to accommodate families who face surrendering their pets because they can't afford to feed them.

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Southern Alliance for Animal Welfare (Email)
P. O. Box 23535
Nashville, TN 37202
Phone: 615-474-8390
Email: OR

Description: SAAW Nashville has a dedicated outreach mission to homeless pet owners and those pet owners who live at or below the poverty level. We provide total veterinary service with emphasis on spay and neuter, including transportation, as well as food, shelter, collars, leashes and other basic pet care needs as well. Our foodbank serves between 30-50 animals each month.

We are a small grassroots group, in the trenches & hands on!

The FIX Foundation
2132 Kenneth Utley Dr
Next to Simpson County KY Animal Shelter
Franklin, KY, TN 42134
Phone: 270-586-6600

Description: Low cost spay/neuter clinic, also offering low-cost vaccines. No income, county or state restrictions - everyone is welcome.

Cats S/N = $45
Dogs up to 40lbs S/N = $55
Dogs over 40lbs S/N = $65
Rabies Vaccine = $6
Other Vaccines = $10
Pediatric spay/neuters welcome
Rescue Groups & Shelters are urged to call for special pricing!

Pet Food Assistance also available based on availability of donated food.

Young-Williams Animal Center
3201 Division Street
Knoxville, TN 37919
Phone: 865-215-6599

Description: Second Saturday Pet Food Pantry For Knox County Residents - Dry kitten, cat, puppy and dog food will be distributed while supplies last.*

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