What: First We Feed Them™ Art Auction and Party
Our First We Feed Them™ Party features inspired pet food bowls created by area artists and celebrities. We’d love to showcase your work for a very worthy cause – rescuing and rehabilitating abandoned pets so that they can be adopted into loving homes. Please contact Elizabeth at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
A survivor, thanks to Rescue Bank® and Treat ‘Em Right rescue group. She wouldn’t be the happy dog she is today without Rescue Bank!
Sponsor a Pallet, Help a Rescue!
Rescue Bank® has received a substantial donation of high-quality pet food, but we still have to meet the freight cost. You can sponsor a pallet for $60 and provide more than $900 in food to a deserving non-profit animal rescue group
Our traditional sources of pet food donations are local- individuals, pet food stores, grocers and the food bank. Freight cost for food from these sources is minimal- we’re able to keep our pet food pantry well-stocked.
Recently, we were offered truckload quantities of high-quality dog and cat food from a major manufacturer, provided we pay for the freight from their plant about 1,200 miles away. We’ve arranged donated warehouse space in Houston, Baton Rouge and New Orleans and our volunteers are completing preparations to distribute this food to small, independent rescue groups throughout Central Texas, East Texas and South Louisiana.
These smaller, less visible groups have limited access to resources and the few dollars they receive in donations are often spent on basic necessities like food. When they can source those supplies at a pet food pantry, they are able to use those scarce dollars for spay/neuter services and vet bills for rehabilitation and wellness. Your $60 sponsorship will not only feed several animals for weeks, it will also improve their health and prepare them for adoption by a caring family.
We maintain a small reserve for freight, to be ready for opportunities like this. However, this offer- ten truckloads- is much larger than we normally receive and it has completely depleted our reserve. Please help us meet this extra freight cost and build a stronger reserve.
Donations can be made using the PayPal or American Express® Members Give button on the left, or by mailing a check to Rescue Bank® , 6363 Woodway, Suite 975, Houston, TX 77057.
Rescue Bank® is a 501(c)3 non-profit pet food pantry; we sincerely appreciate your tax-deductible donation!
Last year was pretty great- food donations have continued to grow, our Baton Rouge Chapter is thriving and our volunteers have made substantial efforts to improve our sorting, warehouse and distribution operations! Their efforts are helping us reach the milestone of delivering 2 million pounds of pet food and supplies to deserving animal rescue, rehabilitation and adoption groups- that’s about 8 million meals!
We sincerely thank our volunteers for helping Rescue Bank® become one of the largest pet food pantries in the country!
This coming year will see more challenges and more progress. We’re moving our warehouse, adding staff, helping organize Chapters in more cities (New Orleans is next) and taking the first steps to automate our inventory and distribution records.
For product donors, our goal is to become their preferred partner for managing excess, re-branded and near-date food and supplies. We’re building our logistics system to quickly- and transparently manage donated goods.
For the rescue groups we serve, our goal is to become a reliable partner, relieving some of the financial burden you bear feeding and caring for rescued pets. The need is great and our pet food pantry will never be able to supply it all, but our commitment is to help you raise your standard of care and place more, healthier pets in their forever homes.
For our peers, the pet food pantries and pet food banks around the country, we invite you to help form an umbrella organization modeled on Feeding America, to improve corporate policies and amend laws- increasing the flow of pet food donations for all of us.
Finally, for our individual and corporate donors, we will continue to deliver the most impact for your dollar. Last year, each dollar donated delivered more than $10 in food to a qualified, monitored rescue group. With your support, we provided more than 2 1/2 million meals to rescues in seven states in 2010. Help us do even more in 2011! Donating is as easy as clicking the buttons on the left!
Thank You Georg Williams!
Georg, a celebrated pet portrait artist in Austin, has created our new Rescue Bank logo. With the same whimsical, pet-loving style he applies to commissioned portraits, Georg has captured the feeling we get from helping feed pets in shelters and foster groups in our community. We simply can’t turn them down, which is why our volunteers have worked hard to deliver more than 5 million meals to non-profit animal rescue and rehabilitation groups since 2006
Help us thank Georg by visiting his website, www.georgwilliams.com. He’s an interesting artist with a tremendous gift for capturing the personality of animals in a portrait. We think he’s wonderful and are certain you will, too!
Our groups STILL need foster families! The economy has created a staggering increase in owner turn-ins and abandoned pets. Your commitment to foster one or two pets per year would be a huge help for dogs and cats that suddenly find themselves unwanted and homeless. Fosters typically care for their pets from 6 weeks to 6 moths, until an adoptive home can be found. Please go to our Registered Groups page and contact one or two groups to ask how you can play a key role in the very rewarding process of helping a homeless pet.