The Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation has donated $20 million to food banks around the world as part of one of the largest donations aimed at fighting hunger. The program, known as Fill Your Tank, is a company wide initiative launched in October 2016 to celebrate Enterprise’s 60th anniversary by providing a total of $60 million to address food insecurity. The Foundation is distributing $10 million per year over a six year period. The Fill Your Tank program is partnering with hunger relief organizations including Feeding America, Food Banks Canada and the Global Food Banking Network.
“The Fill Your Tank initiative has made an impact on community food banks and pantries around the world, and we are thrilled to continue to work with our hunger relief partners in 2018. Our employees have long supported food banks and pantries in the cities and neighborhoods we serve. We’re continuously inspired by their good work,” said Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation Senior Vice President and Executive Director Carolyn Kindle Betz.
“We launched the Fill Your Tank initiative at the end of 2016 to shed light on an important issue and strengthen the communities where our employees live and work. Food insecurity is a critical issue in thousands of towns and neighborhoods around the world, and often, it’s an issue that doesn’t get the attention it deserves,” added Kindle Betz.
In the program’s first two years, $20 million was distributed as follows:
$5 million to Feeding America, the largest U.S. domestic hunger-relief and food rescue charity. These funds helped to fight hunger among seniors and children.
$3 million to Food Banks Canada to support operations and infrastructure in food banks across Canada.
$2 million to The Global Food Banking Network to expand the work of food banks around the world, especially food banks in the U.K., Ireland, France, Germany and Spain on behalf of company-owned operations in these countries.