Puppy Food Bank, a recently launched San Antonio nonprofit, hosted its first pet food distribution event May 22, providing more than 6,515 pounds of pet food to four regional animal welfare groups.

Representatives from partner groups God’s Dogs Rescue, Helotes Humane Society, Love and Puppy Paws Dog Rescue, and the Wilson County No-Kill Animal Shelter gathered at Orsinger Park in north central San Antonio for the pet food donation event.

The four rescues received the food from Puppy Food Bank, which began operations in January out of a North San Antonio office with a mission to provide food supplies to no-kill pet rescues statewide, according to a news release.

The news release states the distribution event coincided with the launch of Puppy Food Bank’s new distribution van, called the Puppy Love Xpress, sponsored by North Park Subaru.

Additionally, as part of their partnership with Puppy Food Bank, the Kahlig Auto Group’s North Park Subaru dealership donated $20,000 to aid the food bank’s efforts.

The release states the Puppy Food Bank relies heavily on individual donors to help feed pets. All donors receive a free Puppy Food Bank tote bag in appreciation for their monthly support.