Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation Donates $40,040 to the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama
Fill Your Tank Program Joins Fight Against Hunger in Central Alabama
(Birmingham, Alabama, 11/27/19) – The Community Food Bank of Central Alabama received $40,040 from the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation to address food insecurity in central Alabama. The donation is part of Enterprise’s Fill Your Tank program, which launched in October 2016 to mark Enterprise’s 60th anniversary by providing $60 million to fight hunger globally.
Now in its fourth year, the Fill Your Tank program has distributed a total of $40 million among larger food banks and charities throughout North America and Europe, in addition to smaller local food banks and pantries in North American communities. The Fill Your Tank program donations made locally are determined by regional Enterprise operations, and this year $5 million was distributed to food banks and pantries throughout communities served by Enterprise.
In presenting the donation, Scott Curlings, Group Fleet Manager for Enterprise Holdings, said, “We are proud to support the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama in its mission to fight hunger in central Alabama. Since the Fill Your Tank program launched in 2016, we have been committed to addressing food insecurity around the globe and making a difference in the communities where we live and work.”
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, 37 million people face hunger, including more than 11 million children, according to Feeding America. More information can be found at www.enterprise.com/FillYourTank.
Elizabeth Wix, Director of Partnerships at the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama, said, “Enterprise is always so good to the Food Bank! They consistently send groups of volunteers to help us pack grocery boxes and sort donations, and their financial support has been crucial to many of our programs including our Senior Hunger Initiatives and our Kids Meals Campaign. We are so appreciative of their ongoing commitment to serving our neighbors in need.”