Since its inception in 2010, the Hawaiian Humane Society’s Pet Food Bank has distributed food to thousands of pets and their people. The program provides temporary assistance to those in need of food for their animals and runs solely via generous donations from the community, pet stores and the Hawaii Food Bank. Pet food is distributed when donations are available and is not intended to be the sole means of care.
Hawaiian Humane cannot guarantee a 30-day supply and applicants may be limited to pickups once a month dependent on availability.
Items currently available through Pet Food Bank include:
- Dry and canned dog food
- Dry and canned cat food
Donations of unopened, unexpired, pet food and other supplies needed for outreach programs are accepted at the Hawaiian Humane Society.
- Dry or canned dog / cat food
- Dry kitten / puppy food
- Collars (all sizes)
- Leashes (all sizes, non-retractable)
- Cat litter
How to Apply
The Pet Food Bank is currently offered three times a week through a drive-through system located in our back parking lot, near the entrance to our Admissions Center. Pick-up days and times are Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays, from 10 am to 1 pm on each day.
Required materials during pickup:
- A completed Pet Food Bank application. Fill out and bring a completed PDF application to your visit or fill out an application at the time of pickup. Information provided helps Hawaiian Humane better serve Oahu’s people and animals, and is kept confidential.
- Photo ID. Acceptable forms of ID include Hawaii Driver’s License, Hawaii State ID, Honolulu Bus Pass, Passport, Food Warehouse Club Card and Hawaii State Library Card. Other forms of identification may be approved upon Hawaiian Humane Society staff discretion.
Assistance is limited to one application per household. Applications must be filled out completely in order to receive assistance.
Assistance for organizations
Pet Food Bank requests from cat colony caregivers, animal welfare, rescue and adoption organizations and distribution centers such as churches or homeless shelter providers must be submitted through the Manager of Community Outreach & Partnerships and based on available supplies at the time of request. For more information or pickup requests, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Colony caregivers must actively participate in the TNRM strategy to receive supplies.
- Animal welfare, rescue and adoption organizations and distribution centers must have 501c3 nonprofit status.
For questions or more information, email email@example.com or call 356-2222.