On a cloudy Wednesday morning this week, volunteers from Enterprise Rent-A-Car, a global leader in the rental car industry, came to the Capital Area Food Bank ready to make a difference for their neighbors.
Employees from all over the region and from every line of the business, including Car Rental, Fleet Management, Truck Rental, Van Pool, Ride Share, Car Share, Exotic Rental and Car Sales, got their hands dirty sorting and packing food on the food bank’s conveyor belt, and getting fresh produce into boxes and ready to go to families in need.
And employee time isn’t the only thing that Enterprise has invested in hunger relief. The company recently surprised the Capital Area Food Bank with a $150,000 gift in support of its efforts to eliminate junk food from its inventory, embrace health and wellness, and transform food banking while addressing food insecurity.
“We wanted to support hunger, and this is an organization that is doing it with courage and improving the health and wellness for the people they’re reaching,” said Michelle Bosch, Vice President and General Manager of Enterprise in Washington DC.
The donation is part of a program – called Fill Your Tank – that celebrates Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s 60th anniversary by providing $60 million over six years to fight hunger around the globe. The Fill Your Tank program donations made locally are determined by local Enterprise operations, supporting the hunger organizations they deem to be most effective and efficient at helping families and children in the region.
“Enterprise Rent-A-Car is woven into the fabric of the DC metro area community, and food insecurity is a big issue for our community,” said Bosch. “As we researched, we concluded that the Capital Area Food Bank has the scope, reputation, and new ideas to really make an impact not just on hunger, but on community health. This donation will support people who need a little help to reach to their full potential.”
The food bank is thankful to Enterprise and its employees for helping hundreds of thousands of meals reach children, seniors, and families in the region!