Food Assistance Program

Who is eligible?

The details

Do you need help feeding your pet?

  • A Food Assistance Program application must be completed annually.
  • Food will only be provided for the pets listed on the yearly application. This program provides food for up to three (3) animals in the household.
  • ALL animals in the household MUST be spayed or neutered in order to qualify for the program. (You will be required to provide records from the clinic where each animal was spayed or neutered.)
  • If you obtain more animals while on the food program, you will no longer be eligible to participate in the program. 
  • Under no circumstances is the Food Assistance Program food to be used to feed stray animals. At feeding time, food should be placed in a location where strays and neighborhood animals cannot reach it.
  • Each year, based on the original application date, participants will be required to fill out a new application and the Humane Society will re-evaluate your eligibility.
  • Once approved, you will be able to pick up food once a month. Pick up will be Monday through Friday from 10am to 3pm during the last week of the month.
  • Only the person approved for the Food Assistance Program is allowed to pick up food and must provide a valid drivers license each time food is picked up. If another person will be picking up the food, a separate form is needed as well as a copy of that individuals ID. 
  • It is N.C. State Law that all dogs and cats have a current rabies vaccination and you must provide proof that each animal in the household has a current rabies vaccination.

To apply, please stop by our facility. Please bring the following documents: ID, proof of medicaid, proof of disability, and/or EBT card and IDs of persons picking up the food. 

The pet food assistance program helps to ensure that pets in our community do not go hungry; that pet parents keep their furry friends even through tough financial times; and that people do not have to sacrifice their own needs to feed their pet. 

The Humane Society of the Piedmont's Food Assistance Program is designed to help alleviate the temporary financial stress of people feeling the strain of the economy, to provide food for pets of individuals.

This program is intended to SUPPLEMENT the pet’s food and should not be considered the only source of food. The participant must provide some food, however minimal, in order to demonstrate that the participant is a responsible pet owner.