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Bakersfield Pet Food Pantry

Feeding family pets

Bakersfield Pet Food Pantry at a Glance

Bakersfield Pet Food Pantry knows that our strength lies not only in the words we stand by, but most importantly through the actions of our initiatives. 
The Pantry provides emergency pet food to help owners continue caring for their family pets despite economic hardship. 
We open our doors the 2nd and 4th Saturday each month from, 10am - 12pm, to qualified applicants.   
In addition, the Pet Food Pantry works together with senior organizations & facilities such as Meals On Wheels and Plaza Towers. By partnering with these community organizations, we’re able to help low income homebound seniors keep their pet fed, and by their side.
Bakersfield Pet Food Pantry is our area’s first dedicated charitable pet food resource organization.

"You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed."

Antoine de Saint-Exupery


What We Do

Making A Difference

We started in April of 2009, donating pet food to folks who were receiving food from a local church and soup kitchen in Oildale. Quickly we saw a need far broader in this town than imagined.  Bakersfield has a high unemployment rate along with overcrowded animal shelters.  Many community members don’t have enough money to feed their beloved four-legged  companions.  They often have to make a choice between feeding themselves or their pet. 

To date, over 700,000 pounds of pet food has come through our pantry to be given to those in need.  Hardship continues for many in our community and the need seems to grow each year. We need your help more than ever! 

We get calls everyday from desperate pet owners asking for help.  Many of our pet food recipients frequent food banks themselves. We are solely dependent on  public support of monetary contributions, pet food, and volunteer work.

  Our goal is no family pet goes hungry. 

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Providing Emergency Pet Food for long term pets.

Reinforcing our Commitment

The Bakersfield Pet Food Pantry provides a resource to help owners continue caring for their family pets despite economic hardship. A record number of dogs and cats are taken to shelters or abandoned because their owners can no longer afford to feed them. The Pantry exists to help preserve the precious bond between humans and their pets.

We provide emergency pet food for long term pets, on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 10am-12pm, at 4500 Shepard, Bakersfield, CA.

All new recipients as well as recipients who are returning to the Pantry for the first time in the calendar year, will complete an application the day they arrive at the Pantry.  PLEASE LIST ALL OF YOUR PETS on the application.  You will be helped the first day and your application will be reviewed to determine if we can continue to assist you.  

You CANNOT add or replace a pet for any reason during the time we are helping you.  If you add or replace a pet this is grounds for denial of future assistance.

Ask for your magnet calendar that highlights our distribution days, the next time you are at the Pantry.


Monetary Donations

We rely entirely on donations 

The Bakersfield Pet Food Pantry receives no funding from any national or state entity. 

All of our services are provided 100% free to our clients, and those services are made possible by your generous donations. 

All donations are tax deductible. 

Please help us with a monetary donation via Paypal, Venmo, or mail to our address.

Thank you!

Bakersfield Pet Food Pantry  
PO Box 20801   
Bakersfield, CA 93390

We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.

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Pet Food Donations

Help From The Community

With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for dealing with this challenge. Our team is working each and every day to make a positive impact.
Donations of dog and cat food (opened bags are fine) can be dropped off at all 3 Self Serve Pet Spa locations, Scruffy to Fluffy Pet Spa, Coffee Road Vet, and Fur and Feathers on Allen Road.


Contact Bakersfield Pet Food Pantry

Get in touch with Bakersfield Pet Food Pantry to learn how you can donate, as well as how you can receive emergency food if you are in need.


PO Box 20801

Bakersfield, CA 93390


4500 Shepard, b-1

Bakersfield, CA 93313

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(661) 369-1222

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