The Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation has donated $40 million to-date to food banks around the world as part of Enterprise’s Fill Your Tank® program, one of the largest donations aimed at fighting hunger.
Launched in late 2016, the Fill Your Tank program is a companywide initiative that was created to celebrate Enterprise’s 60th anniversary by providing a total of $60 million to address food insecurity around the globe. Over a six-year period, the Foundation is distributing $10 million each year to food banks and charities throughout North America and Europe, as well as local food banks and pantries in North American communities served by Enterprise. The latest distribution marks the program’s fourth year of giving.
“With nearly 8,000 neighborhood and airport branch offices worldwide, Enterprise Rent-A-Car is committed to promoting long-term growth and prosperity in the communities we serve – all of which face some level of food insecurity,” said Carolyn Kindle Betz, President, Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation. “But often, hunger is an issue that doesn’t get the attention it deserves. We are proud to be addressing hunger and making a difference in the communities where our employees live and work.”
Globally, one in nine people don’t have enough food to be healthy and lead an active life, according to the World Food Programme. And in the U.S. alone, 37 million people face hunger, including more than 11 million children and over 5 million seniors, according to Feeding America.
During the first four years of the program, $40 million was distributed as follows:
- $10 million to Feeding America®, the largest U.S. domestic hunger-relief and food rescue charity. These funds help fight hunger among seniors and children.
- $6 million to Food Banks Canada to support operations and infrastructure in food banks across Canada.
- $4 million to The Global FoodBanking 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.
- $20 million to local food banks and pantries in North American communities served by Enterprise.