Community Food Bank

You Can Feed Hungry Pets and Help Keep Them in Their Homes

Thousands of families have found assistance through Rancho Coastal Humane Society’s Community Pet Food Bank. In fact, the numbers of visitors to our Community Pet Food Bank increased 200% with the economic hardship brought by the pandemic.

At Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS), we believe NO ONE should ever have to relinquish or abandon a pet because they cannot afford to feed and care for it. The Community Pet Food Bank distributes thousands of pounds of pet food, flea and tick medications and other essential pet supplies every year.

Today, the Community Pet Food Bank resides in an old house, which once belonged to the property’s caretaker. It lacks adequate ventilation, proper storage and is prone to rodent and insect infestation. Spoilage of our food supplies during the summer months is devastating.

“I feel so lucky that Rancho Coastal Humane Society can offer pet food and supplies in
difficult times. The Community Pet Food Bank helps me take care of my cats. All the
animals they help are lucky. The volunteers at the Pet Food Bank treat me well.”
-RCHS Food Bank Client

Our Community Pet Food Bank


700 Square Feet

  • Old 1940s single-family home structure
    with asbestos in its seams
  • No proper ventilation, prone to insect and
    rodent infestation
  • No running water
  • No secure storage area


776 Square Feet

  • Warehouse-style structure with roll-up doors for easy access and distribution
  • Climate controlled to eliminate waste and spoilage
  • Pantry sink and power washing hook-ups
  • Locked storage room for valuable supplies, like pet medications

The Community Pet Food Bank assists 3,000 families and 5,000 pets annually. With a more efficient Community Pet Food Bank, RCHS will be able to serve more, give more and help more pet families in need. Whether it’s just a one-time visit to the Community Pet Food Bank or weekly visits to help make ends meet, RCHS allows everyone to leave with full arms, bright spirits and renewed pride in being able to provide for their beloved pets.

“If you’re in the luckiest one per cent of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99 per cent.”
-Warren Buffet, American Businessman, Investor and Philanthropist

Your investment in providing food and pet essentials to families throughout San Diego County will make a difference. Consider dedicating a part of the new Community Pet Food Bank in your family, company or loved one’s name. There are a variety of naming opportunities available.

For more information, contact:
Judi Sanzo, President and CEO
Mobile: 619.742.5233
Phone: 760.753.6413
Thank you for your consideration!