Dedicated in loving memory of our dear friend, Darcy Miller Lashinsky, in recognition of her compassion and boundless love of everyone, animals and people alike. The Darcy Lashinsky Memorial Pet Food Bank is made possible by the generous donations of both individuals and companies, allowing many families to afford to keep their pets rather than make the difficult and heartbreaking decision to rehome them.
Davidson County residents qualifying for services may receive supplemental pet food and supplies once per month. To qualify, pet owners must bring:
Please note: Because this program is funded by donations, distribution amounts cannot be guaranteed.
In-kind donations are always appreciated and can be donated to our shelter via our Amazon Wishlist. When purchasing dry dog food, please donate bags no bigger than 3-5 lbs to ensure equal distrubtion among participants. Monetary or in-kind donations specifically designated to the Darcy Lashinsky Memorial Pet Food Bank are always appreciated, as we hope to continue to serve pet owners in Middle Tennessee and promote the humane treatment of animals through this special program. To make a donation to support this program simply designate the Darcy Lashinsky Memorial Pet Food Bank on our donation page.
Below are lists of suitable foods for most dogs and cats. Please look online for a list of foods toxic to dogs and cats. Please note that food(s) given to dogs and cats by owner are at the owner’s risk. These lists are shown to promote alternatives to pet food when there is a need. Please consider utilizing this list if you are seeking assistance outside regular food bank hours.
PROTEIN: Salmon, fish, beef, lamb, chicken, sardines and pork (avoid skin and fat)
VEGGIES: Zucchini, squash, carrots, green beans, potatoes, pumpkin, kale, spinach, sweet potatoes.
FRUIT: Apples, bananas, blueberries, mango, pineapple, kiwi, watermelon, strawberries, cantaloupe, pears.
MISC: Broth, oatmeal, cottage cheese, peanut butter without xylitol, cheese, yogurt, honey, lentils, garbanzo beans, cooked rice and pasta.
PROTEIN: Beef, chicken, eggs, fish, lamb, liver, turkey, tuna, salmon (avoid skin and fat)
VEGGIES: Asparagus, carrots, pumpkin, peas, corn, spinach, broccoli.
FRUIT: Bananas, blueberries, watermelon.
MISC: Broth, cooked rice, cheese, yogurt, oats.