So far this year, the undisclosed sum has allowed the charitable organisation to deliver around 3,008 pet meals.
Based in Cardiff, the Pet Food Bank Service supports elderly and vulnerable pet owners by providing them pet food, which otherwise they would never be able to afford or go out and buy.
Debi Emmett, executive at the Pet Food Bank Service, said: “We are very grateful to The Kennel Club Charitable Trust for their donation towards our van, which has helped us to expand and meet the ever-growing demand for our services. This has been fuelled by the pandemic which has put more and more owners, who need their much-loved pets, in difficult situations.
“Thanks to the van we have not only expanded our area, but also added four more venues and two independent food banks on the list of community hubs we supply with pet foods, which wouldn’t be possible without the transportation.”
She added: “Partnership with these venues means that we are reaching a wider number of people who otherwise might not have access to our services or food for their pets.
“We were also able to support FareShare food bank with their invaluable work, and deliver Christmas toys for kids, truly helping out the community through these difficult times.”
Reverend Bill King, chairman of The Kennel Club Charitable Trust, said: “Helping organisations and projects like the Pet Food Bank Service is at the core of The Kennel Club Charitable Trust’s work.
“We know that this support has become even more important since the start of the pandemic and we are proud to be able to keep these vital organisations above the water and enable them to support their communities throughout these unprecedented times.”