Enterprise's Fill Your Tank Program Reaches $20 Million in Donations to Help Fight Hunger

Enterprise's Fill Your Tank Program Reaches $20 Million in Donations to Help Fight Hunger

PR Newswire

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 12, 2018

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation has now donated $20 million to food banks around the world as part of one of the largest donations aimed at fighting hunger.

Enterprise Fill Your Tank

The program, known as Fill Your Tank, is a companywide 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 FoodBanking 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:

Program Highlights

Funding by the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation was used to create programs that address the unique challenges each community faces when it comes to food insecurity. In the U.S., donations were made to food banks selected by local Enterprise operations as well as Feeding America.

Examples of how funds were used include:

Although there is enough food produced to feed the population, one in nine people still go to bed on an empty stomach, according to the World Food Programme. In the U.S. alone, 41 million people face hunger, including nearly 13 million children and more than five million seniors, according to Feeding America.

"The Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation's annual donation is critical for the 46 million people we serve. This gift continues to help us fight hunger where it exists today and build programs to serve populations that may become food-insecure in the future," said Matt Knott, President of Feeding America.

For more information about the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation's Fill Your Tank program, or other philanthropic initiatives, visit www.enterpriseholdings.com/en/corporate-social-responsibility/philanthropic-initiatives.

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