Foundation’s Fill Your Tank Program Supports the NH Food Bank’s Efforts to Fight Hunger in New Hampshire
Manchester, NH – The New Hampshire Food Bank, a program of Catholic Charities NH, has received a $15,000 grant from the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation to address food insecurity in New Hampshire. 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, Andrew Dolloph, Enterprise’s Regional Vice President in New Hampshire, said, “Enterprise Rent-A-Car is woven into the fabric of the New Hampshire community and food insecurity is an issue for our community. This donation to the New Hampshire Food Bank will support those in our area 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.
Robert Gossett, Interim Director of the New Hampshire Food Bank, said, “We are extremely thankful to the Enterprise-Rent-A-Car Foundation for their generosity and partnership. This grant will support the New Hampshire Food Bank’s efforts to distribute nutritious food to more than 400 partner agencies statewide – providing meals for the one in nine men, women and children in New Hampshire who are food insecure.”
About the New Hampshire Food Bank
The New Hampshire Food Bank, a program of Catholic Charities New Hampshire, has been working to relieve hunger in the Granite State since 1984. In 2015, as the state’s only Food Bank, the New Hampshire Food Bank efficiently procured and distributed over 12 million pounds of food to people in need through more than 400 non-profit registered agencies. Agencies include food pantries, neighborhood centers, low-income housing sites, senior nutrition centers, family crisis centers, hospices, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, after school programs, and day care centers. For more information about the New Hampshire Food Bank, please visit http://www.nhfoodbank.org/. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.