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JHS Pet Food Bank Expanding to LSS Food Pantry

Updated: Dec 5, 2023

Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida and the Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS) have partnered to expand the JHS Pet Food Bank initiative in order to to support both pets and families in need in our community.

Effective December 7, 2023 the JHS Pet Food Bank will now be hosted at the LSS Food Pantry, located at 4615 Philips Hwy. Pet food will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis, five days a week, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. during LSS Food Pantry hours of operation. Visitors can receive food from the LSS food pantry up to once a month.

"By partnering with Jacksonville Humane Society, we're not just providing food for pets,” LSS President & CEO, Bill Brim, said. “We're preserving the bonds that keep families whole. Together, we're ensuring that no one has to face the heartbreaking decision of parting ways with their beloved companions due to financial hardships."

“We are excited to partner with Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida to expand our existing Pet Food Bank. Access to pet food and supplies is essential in keeping pets and families together, and this partnership with LSS will give folks more opportunities to utilize this service,” Denise Deisler, JHS CEO, said. “We are grateful for the continued support from LSS and their dedication to helping pets and people who love them in our community.”

The LSS Food Pantry serves individuals and families five days a week, and has been serving at least 2,000 households per month for the past few months. JHS cares for nearly 9,000 dogs and cats each year and offers community programs, such as pet adoption, low-cost veterinary care, public training classes and more.

For more information about this update, please visit the LSS Hunger Relief webpage or contact LSS at 904-448-5995, or To get connected with JHS pet services, visit their resources page.

About Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida

Established almost 44 years ago, Lutheran Social Services is a nonprofit organization supporting five program areas within the Northeast Florida community. Through hunger relief, HIV care, money management, refugee services and career/financial coaching, LSS has assisted hundreds of thousands of people. Learn more at

About Jacksonville Humane Society

The Jacksonville Humane Society provides care, comfort and compassion to animals in need while engaging the hearts, hands and minds of our community to bring about an end to the killing of abandoned and orphaned shelter animals. More information about the Jacksonville Humane Society is available at

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