LOS ANGELES, Dec. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has received $60,000 from the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation to address food insecurity in Los Angeles. 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.
Beyond donations, Enterprise Rent-A-Car is supporting the Fill Your Tank program with a hunger awareness and local engagement campaign. Hunger is often invisible and the campaign helps make hunger in our communities more visible. Specifically, the awareness campaign will feature stories of what is possible when people are running on a "full tank" – when they have enough to eat. The stories will be featured on Enterprise's social media channels as well as on partner social media channels.
In presenting the donation, Danny Gulley, Regional Vice President said, "Enterprise Rent-A-Car is woven into the fabric of the Los Angeles community and food insecurity is an issue for our community. This donation to Los Angeles Regional Food Bank will support those in our community who need a little help to reach to their full potential."
Globally, one in nine people don't get enough food to be healthy and lead an active life, according to the World Food Programme. Today, more than a third of households served by Feeding America include at least one child. And, according to Food Banks Canada, 13 percent of Canadians live in a state of food insecurity, which means they do not have reliable access to adequate amounts of safe, good-quality, nutritious food.
"We are extremely grateful for this generous donation that will assist us in our mission to provide meals for the many children, families and seniors struggling with hunger in Los Angeles County," said Michael Flood, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. "Corporations like Enterprise Rent-A-Car are essential to the work we do, especially as we approach the holiday season."
About Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
For 43 years, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has worked to mobilize resources in the community to alleviate hunger. It provides food to more than 300,000 clients monthly and in 2015 distributed 62 million pounds of food. The Food Bank collects food from hundreds of resources, which it distributes through a network of 625 partner agencies throughout Los Angeles County. With the help of 27,000 volunteers annually, 97 percent of funds raised and in-kind donations go directly to programs. The Food Bank was recognized by the LA Business Journal as the Organization of the Year in 2013 for nonprofit organizations with an annual budget exceeding $10 million. In November 2016, the Food Bank distributed its one billionth meal since its inception in 1973. For more information or to get involved, visit www.lafoodbank.org and follow the Food Bank @lafoodbank on social media.
About Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Enterprise Holdings and its affiliates offer extensive car rental, car sharing, truck rental, fleet management, retail car sales and other transportation services. Enterprise Rent-A-Car is the largest rental car company in the United States and has more than 5,400 city locations and 419 airport locations. For more information on the Fill Your Tank program, visit enterprise.com/FillYourTank.
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Shaena Engle, Director of Marketing and Communications, 323.234.3030 ext. 134 firstname.lastname@example.org
Courtney Morra, Manager of Marketing and Communications, 323.234.3030 ext. 196
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SOURCE Los Angeles Regional Food Bank