RPAL POLICIES & DEFINITIONS:
"Fixed Foods" are NEW foods purchased direct from the Muenster factory here in Texas and are available at all times - Great product if you wish to feed the same food at all times.
"Variable Foods" are foods that may be Here Today But Gone Tomorrow - these foods are typically purchased foods and may be near date or past date, cans may be dented or partially filled. Prices on these foods are subject to fluctuations depending on the cost involved in bringing them in and inventory is updated weekly so be sure and check back often:)
+Products Condition: No Open/Torn Bags will be offered and Wet food must be properly sealed i.e. good seal around the opening, no rust, no bulging (we do allow dented as long as it meets the above criteria)
+Product Photographs: All photos presented in the food bank are pulled from the internet based on the SKU number and are for representation purposes only. Although we strive to ensure we get the exact photo's of the products some times with labeling changes their may be variations in the actual products received but the description should be an accurate representation of the product.
+Product Descriptions: All descriptions presented in the food bank are pulled from the internet based on the SKU number and are for representation purposes only. Although we strive to ensure we get the exact description of the products some times their may be variations in the actual products received. If you notice any discrepancies in the listings please notify the RPAL Team right away.
+Best Buy Dates ARE NOT Expired Dates: After extensive research, including discussions with veterinarians, food manufactures and personal experience we know that foods can and do last well beyond the dates listed as "Best Buy Dates", however, if you are date sensitive the Best Buy date is always listed in parenthesis (0/00 ) on all products that list them.
+ Choose Foods You Prefer - Brand, Grain Free, Non Grain Free, Protein Source ( Chicken, Salmon, Beef,Lamb, etc.) Kibble Size (Large Breed, Small Breed) Age (Adult, Senior,Puppy or Kitten) etc.
+ Choose Bulk Pallets OR Individual Bags/Cases of Food
+ No Minimum or Maximum Number of Products Required
+ Various Pick Up Locations: Texas, Louisiana & Oklahoma **Check Calendar for Order Deadlines and Available Pick Up Dates
+ Deadline for Orders, Payment, Scheduling is ALWAYS Thursday Midnight
ATTN: TEXAS GROUPS & FOSTERS: Texas State Comptroller requires we have a properly completed Form 01-339 on file on all Non-Profits as well as Fosters for sales tax exemption. Please Click Here for form, instructions and samples > Texas Sales & Use Tax Exemption
RPAL has been invaluable to our group for the last 8 years by providing us access to high-quality foods, supplements, and supplies at a fraction of retail cost, RPAL helped us care for our fosters in a way that we could simply not afford otherwise. We always want to feed our foster pets premium foods and provide them with the best of everything. Without RPAL, we could never be able to do that on a consistent basis, for the numbers of rescued animals we are helping. RPAL literally is enabling us to save more pets and take better care of our fosters than we could possibly do on our own.”
RPAL Low-Cost Food Bank is a MEMBERS ONLY food bank for registered and approved Rescue Groups, Shelters & Sanctuaries. The Food Bank is a program of Rescued PetAdoption League (R-PAL) a 501c3 Texas Non-Profit Corporation Federal ID#26-1857334. Originally established in 2007 to rescue and find homes for abandoned, neglected and abused animals, after two (2) years of active rescue, and finding homes for hundreds of rescued pets RPAL’s founder Judy Griggs realized there was an opportunity to extend the reach of how many people and pets RPAL could help. By utilizing her knowledge, experience and expertise as a former entrepreneur, business owner, and negotiator of multi-million dollar contracts Ms. Griggs established RPAL’s Low-Cost Pet Food Bank in 2009.
As of this writing, May 2017 the RPAL Lost Cost Pet Food Bank has distributed over 5,000,000 (five million) pounds of products and has responded to a variety of natural disasters in Texas & Oklahoma. The RPAL Team is currently serving over 254 member organizations of the Rescue & Shelter community in Texas, and these Rescues & Shelters are collectively supporting over 13,944 dogs and cats every day while they await forever families.
RPAL has currently distributed over 5 million pounds of products as of this writing (June 2017) and has pickup locations in Arlington, Austin, Dallas, Greenville, Houston , Longview, New Orlenas, Oklahoma City and Tulsa with future expansion pending.
Thank you for your interest in learning more about who we are and for all you do to Help People & Animals In Need! We look forward to Helping You Help Them!
Paws forever and a day!
The RPAL Team