Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation Donates $50,000 to Long Island Cares, Inc. The Harry Chapin Food Bank
Foundation’s Fill-Your-Tank Program Supports Long Island Cares’s Efforts to Fight Hunger on Long Island
Long Island Cares has received $50,000 from the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation to address food insecurity on Long Island. 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, Todd Stockton, Vice President for Enterprise’s New York Group said, “Enterprise Rent-A-Car is woven into the fabric of the Long Island and food insecurity is an issue for our community. This donation to Long Island Cares 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. On Long Island 316,000 residents including 89,000 children live in a state of food insecurity, which means they do not have reliable access to adequate amounts of safe, good-quality, nutritious food.
Paule Pachter, CEO of Long Island Cares said, “We’re extremely grateful for this very generous donation that will go a long way in assisting us in our mission to provide emergency food and direct support services to the many Long Islanders in need especially as we approach the holiday season.” “Corporations like Enterprise are essential to the work we do in the community and they set the bar very high for other major corporations to follow in the fight against hunger.”