PARK RIDGE, N.J., Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ) is announcing expansion of its Give + Go rental program which makes it easy for customers to contribute to their local communities. The proceeds from the first hour of every Hertz 24/7 Give + Go rental are donated to a designated charitable organization with the goal of making everyday activities, like renting a car or running errands, contribute to healthier communities. Hertz has extended its relationship with Food Bank For New York City to provide an additional 50,000 meals to local New York residents through Give + Go. Each Hertz 24/7 rental in a Give + Go car will provide up to 70 free meals to New Yorkers in need.
"Many consumers are looking for impactful ways to support their communities and the Give + Go program provides both a sustainable rental option, as all cars are hourly green vehicle rentals, and supports worthy local organizations. Give + Go also harnesses Hertz 24/7 mobile app and rental services to provide a technology-driven mobility solution consumers are seeking out," said Mark Frissora, Hertz Chairman and CEO.
Food Bank For New York City provides 400,000 free meals to local residents citywide every day through its network of approximately 1,000 non-profit organizations and schools, and it played a significant role in Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, which has increased the demand for Food Bank's programs and services.
"Food Bank For New York City is very grateful to Hertz for their generous support," said Patrick Mooney, Senior Director of Philanthropy at Food Bank For New York City. "Right now, one in five New York City residents rely on Food Bank's programs and services and the need continues to grow. The Hertz 24/7 Give + Go Program will certainly have a positive impact on those we serve."
Give + Go vehicles are selected with sustainable mobility in mind. Every car is fuel efficient (38+ MPG) or alternative fuel (CNG or clean diesel). Give + Go cars are available in New York City at 328 West 56th Street, 205-209 West 89th street, and 111 8th Avenue. To book, visit www.Hertz247.com.
Hertz launched Give + Go during NBA Green Week in partnership with the Oklahoma City Thunder to support the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. Hertz philanthropy and volunteer efforts in the past 12 months have provided more than 600,000 food bank meals, including hurricane Sandy disaster relief efforts, corporate donations and Give + Go.
Hertz operates its car rental business through the Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty brands from approximately 10,400 corporate, licensee and franchisee locations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and New Zealand. Hertz is the largest worldwide airport general use car rental brand, operating from approximately 8,800 corporate and licensee locations in approximately 150 countries. Hertz is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and at 111 major airports in Europe. Dollar and Thrifty have approximately 1,580 corporate and franchisee locations in approximately 80 countries. Hertz is an inaugural member of Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards Hall of Fame and was recently named, for the thirteenth time, by the magazine's readers as the Best Car Rental Agency. Hertz was also voted the Best Overall Car Rental Company in Zagat's 2012/13 U.S. Car Rental Survey, earning top honors in 14 additional categories, and the Company swept the global awards for Best Rewards Program and Best Overall Benefits from FlyerTalk.com. Product and service initiatives such as Hertz Gold Plus Rewards, NeverLost®, and unique cars and SUVs offered through the Company's Adrenaline, Prestige and Green Traveler Collections, also set Hertz apart from the competition. Additionally, Hertz owns the vehicle leasing and fleet management leader Donlen Corporation and operates the Hertz On Demand car sharing business. The Company also owns a leading North American equipment rental business, Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation, which includes Hertz Entertainment Services.
To learn more about Hertz's sustainability program, visit www.HertzLivingJourney.com
About Food Bank For New York City
Food Bank For New York City recognizes 30 years as the city's major hunger-relief organization working to end food poverty throughout the five boroughs. As the city's hub for integrated food poverty assistance, Food Bank tackles the hunger issue on three fronts — food distribution, income support and nutrition education — all strategically guided by its research. Through its network of community-based member programs citywide, Food Bank helps provide 400,000 free meals a day for New Yorkers in need. Food Bank's hands-on nutrition education program in the public schools reaches thousands of children, teens and adults. Income support services including food stamps, free tax assistance for the working poor and the Earned Income Tax Credit put millions of dollars back in the pockets of low-income New Yorkers, helping them to achieve greater dignity and independence. Learn how you can help at www.foodbanknyc.org.