image of a brightly decorated van with tables set up behind it with piles of bagged pet food. In the background in a modern looking one story building with "boys and girls club of Henderson County" written on it.

image of a brightly decorated van with tables set up behind it with piles of bagged pet food. In the background in a modern looking one story building with "boys and girls club of Henderson County" written on it.

Free Pet Food Giveaways Scheduled for March with New Times

Tuesday, March 2 , 2021: Hendersonville, NC – Free cat and dog food giveaways will be offered by Blue Ridge Humane Society throughout the month of March.

Blue Ridge Humane Community Outreach staff will host two giveaways this month as well as provide food and support for the Interfaith Assistance Ministry’s Drive-Thru Tuesdays on the fourth Tuesday of the month. The first giveaway will take place on Monday, March 8, at the new time of 2pm-5:30pm at the BRHS Adoption Center located at 88 Centipede Lane in Hendersonville, NC.

“We want to make our drive-up food giveaways as accessible as possible with a  new time frame,” shares Megan Burnett, Community Outreach Manager. “We hope that if you need food for your pet that you’ll come see us!”

Pet owners who need pet food are invited to the following drive-thru giveaways:

  • Monday, March 8, 2pm-5:30pm, Blue Ridge Humane Society Adoption Center, located at 88 Centipede Lane, Hendersonville, NC.
  • Tuesday, March 23, 3pm-5:30pm, Interfaith Assistance Ministry, 310 Freeman Street, Hendersonville, NC as part of Drive-Thru Tuesday.
  • Saturday, March 27, 10am-1pm, at the Boys & Girls Club of Henderson County Parking Lot, located at 304 Ashe St, Hendersonville, NC.

Cat and dog food will be distributed first come, first serve, as supplies last to those in need or affected by COVID-19. Social distancing and protective measures will be taken by all staff and we ask the public to do the same during the drive-thru pick-up. Masks are required to be worn during pick-up. Additional resources and supplies will also be available first come, first serve.

If a pet owner is in need of food but unable to attend the pick-up, please call or text the BRHS helpline at (828) 393-5832.

Since June 2020, Blue Ridge Humane has hosted distributions on a monthly basis to provide pet food for the community in response to COVID-19, feeding over 2,800 pets though the free giveaways and providing over 30,000 lbs of pet food to local food banks through BRHS’s community outreach programs, where BRHS has seen a 30 percent increase in demand for pet food assistance.

a brown dog looks out of a car windowThe Blue Ridge Humane Society, Inc., is a 501(c)3 animal welfare organization started in 1950 dedicated to ensuring the highest quality of life for animals in Henderson County and our neighboring communities. BRHS cares for pets awaiting adoption and in foster homes; offers low-cost vaccine clinics, animal education programs, pet training classes, and youth education and projects; coordinates community pet food assistance, emergency vet assistance, and the Spay Neuter Incentive Program (SNIP), which is a collaboration with Henderson County, the City of Hendersonville, and the Henderson County Animal Services Center.

If you believe in our cause, consider making a donation or learning how to volunteer by visiting the Blue Ridge Humane Society’s website at www.blueridgehumane.org or call (828) 692-2639.

If you believe in our cause, consider making a donation or learning how to volunteer by visiting the Blue Ridge Humane Society’s website at www.blueridgehumane.org or call (828) 692-2639.