Rescue Bank

The Houston Humane Society is a proud and grateful affiliate of Rescue Bank, a signature program of that donates millions of pounds of nutritious pet food to nonprofits like the Houston Humane Society. The food we receive via this amazing program goes to our Pet Pantry program that helps feed thousands of pets in Houston and surrounding communities for free since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
How does Rescue Bank work?
Pet food is donated by manufacturers and distributors when it is close to its "best buy" date, and can have minor packaging defects or is in the process of being rebranded. Rescue Bank obtains this food and makes food grants available to animal welfare groups, allowing shelters like ours to use our scarce resources to other needs such as more spay/neuter surgeries, low-cost vet services, facility improvements, adoption promotions, etc.
Pedigree, Purina, Nutro, Royal Canin, Friskies and Iams are some of the pet food manufacturers that donate food to Rescue Bank and then Rescue Bank schedules and pays for the delivery of the donation to an Affiliate.
To learn more about becoming a grantee, please go to Rescue Bank's Recipient Criteria.


To apply, join or learn more about the Houston Humane Society's Rescue Bank program, please email