Dog eating from a metal bowl

Pet food banks

We know that some pet owners struggle to afford pet food from time to time. Our research shows that many food banks do not currently offer pet food. We want to change that.

We're looking to build a network of pet food banks across the UK to support pet owners. We’ll do this by supporting volunteers to source pet food and sharing it with organisations who already support vulnerable people and their pets.

A Blue Cross member of staff standing next to shelves of pet food
Our pet food bank in Sheffield

And we can’t wait. Covid-19 and the cost of living crisis has already started to have an impact on people's lives. Some pet owners we hear from are forced to choose between their own food and the food of their beloved pets.

How can I donate pet food?

To help us provide pet food to pet owners who need it, we will accept and food donations at:

Sheffield rehoming, advice and behaviour unit

Our Sheffield rehoming, advice and behaviour unit in South Yorkshire has a pet food donation point located outside the entrance.

Manchester rehoming, advice and behaviour unit

You can donate to our Manchester rehoming, advice and behaviour unit in Radcliffe.

To access the pet food bank, you'll need to be referred from a standard food bank (by Fridays) and you can collect a pet food parcel from our unit on Monday (between 1.00pm and 3.00pm).

Grimsby animal hospital

Our Grimsby animal hospital has a drop off point at reception if you would like to donate some pet food.

The pet food bank is open on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons if you need to collect a pet food parcel. 

  • Address: Coco Markus House, Nelson Street, Grimsby, DN32 7SH, United Kingdom
  • Facebook: BlueCrossGrimsby

If you are a business looking to help us, you can contact one of our team using the contact details above.

How will pet food get to those that need it?

We are working with partner organisations in Sheffield, Manchester and Grimsby who have existing links in the community and are best placed to identify those people who need our help.

  1. You donate your pet food
  2. We store it at our centre
  3. Local charities and people contact us
  4. We pack up a food parcel
  5. A food parcel can be collected or delivered to a relevant charity or delivered to the individual where possible
— Page last updated 06/05/2022