Food Bank applicants must be a member of the Feeding America program. Grant amounts will vary depending on the number of participating pantries and the estimated total amount of dog-food to be distributed during the year.

The Caplan-Bensley Foundation provides grants directly to Food Banks who are prepared to fulfill the spirit and objectives of the Jazzy’s Place program.

These grants are distributed directly to each individual participating Food Bank on a continuing annual basis. These funds must be used solely to offset the permitted shared-maintenance cost for dog-food that pantries would otherwise have to pay the Food Bank.   

Participating Food Banks must have an existing organizational structure and product sourcing program in place for procuring and distributing donated and salvage dog-food. Funds are only to be used for dog-food received from your own internal product sourcing.

Grant funds must only be used for dog food, and are not intended to be provided to animal shelters. Alternatively, the CBF strongly encourages shelters to find forever homes for their dogs.

​The Jazzy’s Place grant program is available to all Food Banks and pantries that do not have an existing financial sponsor or benefactor providing for dog-food.


The Caplan Bensley Foundation provides funds for participating Food Banks to put on account 

to offset the shared-maintenance costs associated with providing dog-food to their participating network of member pantries.

Funds must be used solely for the purpose of offsetting the shared-maintenance cost otherwise incurred by the food pantry in providing salvage or donated dog food to their member clients.

Interested food banks can sign-up for the program by completing the 
Food Bank Information form. After personalizing the Agency Application Form for your food bank, this form is then sent to all pantries interested in participating, to complete and return it to you.

Once you receive all Agency Applications and have your Food Bank Information form completed, 

please scan and email to the CBF. All forms should be sent to along with any questions.

After pantries are enrolled, there is no further paperwork needed to participate, and agencies will be continuously enrolled unless they decide to withdraw. New pantries can be added to the eligible list at any time.

Grant funds are administered through a pooled account to offset shared maintenance costs, that would otherwise be incurred, when eligible pantries place orders for donated or salvage dog-food received from your own product-sourcing efforts.

In order to renew annually, Food Banks awarded grants need to provide a
Year-End Summary, listing

the shared maintenance costs attributable to the procurement of dog-food for their participating pantries. The CBF uses this information to determine grant amounts for the following year.

Food Bank Grant Eligibility.


Instructions for Food Bank Participants