Throughout the country, there are countless groups dedicated to improving the lives of animals in any way possible. Most of these groups fly under the radar in terms of recognition and appreciation. But the truth is that without the tireless efforts of so many amazing people, the state of animal homelessness would be in much worse shape.
Periodically, I want to shine the spotlight on some of these deserving individuals and organizations. First up is Rescue Bank.
Food banks help feed people in need, but what about animals in need? Rescue Bank is a nonprofit organization that applies the human food-bank model to serve the needs of animal rescue and adoption groups.
Rescue Bank was founded in 2006 in Houston by Elizabeth Asher and John Kane. It has since blossomed into a signature program of the GreaterGood.org that benefits from donations made at www.theanimalrescuesite.greatergood.com.
In the past 10 years, Rescue Bank has delivered more than 120 million meals to homeless pets across the country.
Every year, millions of pounds of nutritious pet food end up in landfills because the food is nearing its expiration date, was packaged incorrectly or is discontinued. That’s where Rescue Bank steps in. By partnering with brand name pet food manufacturers and retailers, Rescue Bank distributes this otherwise perfectly good food before it’s thrown away.
Many of Rescue Bank’s recipients are groups that operate on a shoestring budget. By receiving quality food from Rescue Bank, these smaller, less visible groups can use their limited dollars for spay-neuter services and vet bills instead.
So how can you help? Go to www.theanimalrescuesite.greatergood.com and click on the “Click here – it’s FREE” button every day. Your click generates money for Rescue Bank, which is paid for by site sponsors. And it’s through these donations that Rescue Bank can continue to help those who help the animals.