Veterans Program

Our Vets Pets Program provides pet food to Veterans, Active duty personnel and their families. Our Veteran’s Food Bank is available every Wednesday from 9am-12noon or at the Pet Food Bank on the third Saturday of each month from 9am-2pm. Both with Strict Covid-19 Protocols in place.

In 2023 we were able to provide 126,828 meals serving 480 participants with 1,862 pet companions overall.

Qualifying Veterans/Service Members/Families need to complete an application and show current military/ dependent identification or a present a copy of their DD214 with identification e.g. driver’s license. Homeless Veterans are qualified based on individual circumstance. Applications can be downloaded below and are available at our warehouse during both food bank hours. If you are new to the program and can download, print and fill out the application before your arrival, it is preferred and would be appreciated.


FIDO participates in local Veteran Stand Downs. 

 For more information call: 503.655.FOOD (3663)

“I just wanted to say that this vital program is a great help. It has helped Coda and I stay together for a few years now and it is great for him. Thank you very much. I’m very grateful.”  (Army)

“I’m a disabled combat veteran and without your help I wouldn’t be able to feed myself and my dog. Thank you!” (Army)

“Having Brady’s food is so important for me and really helps me save some money. It is very expensive for him and with this COVID it has become very hard for me. Without FIDO I could miss some other bills buying everything he needs.” (Air Force)

“We can’t say thank you enough for all you’ve done for our babies. We are no longer in the desperate straights that you so kindly saw us through. Please pass on that bounty to someone who is worse off than we are. Thank you again.” (Army Reserve and Air Force)

“Thank you so much for your generous and consistent gifts of dog and cat food for the Care Animals that reside here along with their Veteran! Your donations throughout the year have helped ease the financial burden of owning an animal and have afforded our client/resident Veterans the comfort and care these fur babies provide.” (Executive Director, Salvation Army Veterans & Family Center)