Enterprise Invests 120,000 Euros to Fight Hunger in Ireland

Logo courtesy of Enterprise Holdings
Logo courtesy of Enterprise Holdings

As part of a $60 million program launched by the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation to combat hunger in Europe and North America, social support agency Crosscare has received the first of six 20,000 euros annual donations to help fight food poverty in Ireland.

The donation is part of Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation’s initiative called Fill Your Tank, which has been designed to celebrate the company’s 60th global anniversary and its 20th anniversary in Ireland. As part of the initiative, the company will provide $60 million over the next six years to address food insecurity in the countries where it has wholly-owned business operations in Europe and North America.

In Europe, the initiative is being carried out in collaboration with The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN), a nonprofit organization that accelerates the development and growth of food banks in more than 30 countries around the world.

Through its partnership with GFN, Enterprise Rent-A-Car is investing a total of 120,000 euros to address hunger in Ireland through Crosscare over the next six years. This grant will help to increase Crosscare’s capacity to redistribute surplus food to people in need throughout the country and to supply the charity’s cafes, according to the company.

“Crosscare is thrilled to be partnering with Enterprise to tackle food poverty in Ireland,” said Conor Hickey, CEO of Crosscare. “We are grateful for the very generous donation, which we will receive over the next six years. In the immediate term, the current donation will be used to purchase a refrigerated vehicle to help transport food to those most in need in Ireland. In the coming years we hope that, with GFN and Enterprise’s support, we can help thousands of people through the provision of essential food and support services.”

“We are delighted to announce our partnership with Crosscare as food insecurity is prevalent in many communities across Ireland,” said George O’Connor, managing director of Enterprise Rent-A-Car Ireland. “As an organization with 25 branches across the country, supporting the communities where we operate is a vital part of the Enterprise culture. In particular it is an honor to be able to make this donation on our company’s 20th anniversary in business in Ireland and 60th anniversary globally.”

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