LOS ANGELES, Dec. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has received $65,000 from the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation to address food insecurity in Los Angeles County. 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.
In presenting the donation, Valerie Brandon, 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 doesn'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.
"The ongoing financial support we've received from Enterprise has a tremendous impact on our work," said Michael Flood, President and CEO of the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. "This year's donation will enable the Food Bank to provide up to 260,000 meals for families and individuals facing food insecurity."
About the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has worked to fight hunger in Los Angeles County since 1973 and has distributed the equivalent of more than 1 billion meals across our community. The Food Bank provides food to more than 300,000 clients on a monthly basis and distributed 70 million pounds of food in 2017 to children, seniors, working families, veterans and other neighbors in need. To support the vision that no one goes hungry in Los Angeles County, nutritious food is distributed through a network of more than 600 partner agencies, directly to children through our Children's Backpack and Summer Lunch programs, to approximately 27,000 seniors each month through our Senior Nutrition program and to working families and college students through our Mobile Food Pantry. The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is a 4-star rated charity by Charity Navigator. For more information, visit lafoodbank.org.
For more information, contact:
David May, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
Director of Marketing and Communications
(323) 234-3030 ext. 134
SOURCE Los Angeles Regional Food Bank