The Link pet bank food in Burns Lake gets grant – Burns Lake Lakes District News

According to a Facebook post, the Link Food Center’s pet food bank has received a grant from Humans Canada.

“We have received notification that we have successfully completed our grant application for $7,500 from Humane Canada for Pet Food Bank,” said Food Center Director Candice Little. “This money will come in the new year, and it will be used exclusively to purchase and ship pet food to our food center for distribution to customers in need.”

said little Lake District News That The Link is a partnership with the Lake Animal Friendship Society, which works to provide donated food for distribution, but these donations are often scanty. “This new funding will allow us to provide consistent pet food support to families in the Lake District,” she said.

“This will certainly enhance the partnership we have with The Link,” said Alistair Shroff, representative of the Lake Animal Friendship Society.

“We’ve been partners with The Link for nearly a decade now, increasing their reach into pet food. Historically, their donations haven’t even been close to keeping up with the demand from the majority of the food center’s customers who have pets.”

Shroff went on to say that wherever they can, they work with volunteers who collect pet food donations in the Lower Mainland. “For these donations, The Link runs the program so they can get what they need, when they need it. We support management and shipping costs for the donations.”

But the problem is that there are not always enough donated food supplies. According to Shroff, cat food is always in short supply, so it should be bought in general.

“Of course the flood situation has caused us all sorts of problems getting food. The money from Humane Canada will fill in the gaps, and ensure that furry family members have full bellies through the winter and beyond. We are so grateful that Humane Canada has come forward,” said Shroff. with this support.

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