CONTACT: Kris Tazelaar, Communications Manager, Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin,
608-216-7206, [email protected]
Foundation’s Fill Your Tank program supports Second Harvest’s efforts to fight hunger in Southern Wisconsin
(Madison) – Second Harvest has received $12,000 from the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation to address food insecurity in Southern Wisconsin. 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, Jeremy Campbell, Group Rental Manager said, “Enterprise Rent-A-Car is woven into the fabric of the Southern Wisconsin community and food insecurity is an issue for our community. This donation to Second Harvest 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.
Dan Stein, President & CEO of Second Harvest Foodbank, said, “To achieve our goal of ending hunger in southwestern Wisconsin we rely on support from many different sources. We are very grateful that the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation is part of our efforts to make our community a better place to live.”
About Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin
Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin began working with local hunger-relief agencies in 1986. It helps end hunger in 16 southwestern Wisconsin counties through food distribution to its partner agencies, promotion of outside food assistance programs like FoodShare, and raising awareness of hunger. As southwestern Wisconsin’s largest hunger-relief charity it meets nearly one million requests for help each year. From July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016 Second Harvest, together with its partner agencies and programs, provided 13.7 million meals. It is one of 200 members of Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity. For more information, visit SecondHarvestMadison.org.