On October 28, the Capital Area Food Bank received $150,000 from the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation to address food insecurity in the greater Washington region. The donation is part of Enterprise’s Fill Your Tank program, which launched in October 2016 to mark Enterprise’s 60th anniversary by providing funds to fight hunger globally.
Enterprise has demonstrated a longstanding commitment to food insecurity and their recent support builds upon that dedication. In November 2020, the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation pledged an additional $65 million into Enterprise Fill Your Tank. Over 10 years, the Enterprise Fill Your Tank program will have collectively donated roughly $115 million. Funds are distributed annually among larger food banks and charities throughout North America and Europe, in addition to smaller local food banks and pantries in communities served by Enterprise.
In presenting the donation, Giuseppe Carfango, Regional Vice President for Enterprise in the Washington D.C. metro area, said, “We are committed to promoting long-term growth and prosperity in the communities we serve, all of which face some level of food insecurity. Often, hunger is an issue that doesn’t get the attention it deserves. We are proud to support the Capital Area Food Bank in its fight against hunger.”
The Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation and Enterprise employees in the Washington D.C. metro area have been long-time supporters of the Capital Area Food Bank. The Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation has contributed more than $1 million to our food bank to support our core mission work, fight senior hunger, and respond to COVID. We’ve also had the pleasure of welcoming Enterprise employees in the Washington D.C. metro area to volunteer in our warehouse several times over the course of this year. Most recently, they helped us sort through food and prep more than one thousand emergency food boxes during their visit. Their support helps make our work at the food bank possible.
“Volunteering at the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) recently was extremely rewarding. I loved the fact that I was part of making someone’s day, life, and access to food easier, and that means the world to me . . . I was reminded that day that positive energy with a smile is something very powerful and extremely contagious! I am looking forward to the next volunteering event at CAFB.”
–Ivan Deyanov, Enterprise Branch Manager, D.C. metro area
Thank you to the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation and Enterprise employees in the Washington D.C. metro area for your support of the food bank and your dedication to addressing hunger—near and far!