Donna DeConcini and her daughter Margaux had a desire to help with the abandonment of farm and ranch animals and formed the non-profit, Food for Horses, in 2014. Food For Horses was designed to assist for a period of 90 days with food and vet care in an effort to keep those animals with their owners. To assist in raising money they put together the Tucson Food Truck Rally, where a portion of the proceeds were donated.
During this time, it was soon realized more resources were needed to help domestic pet owners as well. So, in 2015 the Southern Arizona Animal Food Bank (SAAFB) was formed as a donation & distribution center – with the goal of keeping pets with their families.
SAAFB continues to grow, as we find new ways to expand and offer services to more families in need. If you would like to help pets in need there are several ways you can contribute – SAAFB accepts monetary donations, new or slightly used animal items, non-expired animal food, or if you would like to contribute your time and volunteer, click here for more details. We also invite you to visit our Gallery and Donation center, where you can shop local artist while supporting pets in need. Our new location is in the Monterey Village shopping center at 6212 E. Speedway in Tucson. We are open Monday – Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Our mission at the Southern Arizona Animal Food Bank (SAAFB) is to make sure no one ever has to make the choice between feeding themselves or feeding their animals. As a local Arizona non-profit, we collect and distribute free pet food to low income, unemployed, elderly and otherwise disadvantaged residents of Southern Arizona. By providing pet food to those in need, we offer an alternative to surrendering – or worse, abandoning your animal companion.
Our vision is a world where no pet owner has to choose to surrender their pet because of food. We envision a world where communities come together, and where pet owners do not have to choose between feeding themselves or feeding their pet.