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 individuals and companies alike, allowing those in need access to care and the pets they love to remain with the families who love them.
Davidson County residents, 18 years of age and older, may receive supplemental pet food for a maximum of five pets once weekly. As this program is funded by donations, distribution amounts cannot be guaranteed. To qualify, pet owners must bring proof of Davidson County residency and proof of age (18+)
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 distribution 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.
As we do not offer pet food delivery for Davidson Co. please contact Metro Animal Care and Control’s Pet Pantry at 615-862-4017 or PetHelp.MACC@nashville.gov for resources and support.
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.