Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation Donates $60,000 to Feeding America Riverside / San Bernardino
Foundation’s Fill Your Tank Program Supports Feeding America Riverside / San Bernardino’s Efforts to Fight Hunger in Riverside County
Riverside, CA – Feeding America Riverside / San Bernardino has received $60,000 from the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation to address food insecurity in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. 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, Tracy Simmons, Regional Vice President said, “Enterprise Rent-A-Car is woven into the fabric of the Riverside and San Bernardino County’s community and food insecurity is an issue for our community. This donation to Feeding America Riverside / San Bernardino 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.
Stephanie Otero, CEO of Feeding America Riverside / San Bernardino, said, “We are grateful to Enterprise Rent-A-Car and applaud their consistent efforts to help us feed the more than 800,000 people in the Inland Empire that struggle with food insecurity and may not know where they’ll find their next meal.”
Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino began in 1980 as Survive Food Bank in response to the increasing concern about the dual problems of hunger and food waste in the Inland Empire. Today, FARSB is the primary source of food for over 450 nonprofit organizations, distributing over 2.5 million pounds of food monthly to emergency food pantries, homeless shelters, soup kitchens, high-need elementary schools, halfway houses, senior centers, residential treatment centers, shelters for the abused, after school programs and group homes. More than 125,000 men, women and children each month rely on the food bank’s distribution center to make ends meet.