Meet John Kane of Rescue Bank Program of

Rescue Bank was created by Elizabeth Asher and John in 2006, based on their experience providing logistics support to animal rescue groups responding to Hurricane Katrina. During that response, the founders saw that almost all of the financial donations were sent to ‘name brand’ national groups, while most of the work was being done by volunteers from smaller, less visible groups that came to New Orleans from across the country.

To help level the playing field for these small groups, Rescue Bank adopted the national food bank model – aggregating their needs, securing large product donations from manufacturers, and creating a distribution system to deliver product to regional warehouses nationwide. From the beginning, Rescue Bank’s goal was to help the people helping animals.