January 10, 2020
Fill Your Tank Program Joins Fight Against Hunger in Fernandina Beach, Florida
Barnabas Center received $10,000 from the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation to address food insecurity in Nassau County. The donation is part of Enterprise’s Fill Your Tank program, which launched in October 2016 to mark Enterprise’s 60th anniversary by providing $60 million to fight hunger globally.
Now in its fourth year, the Fill Your Tank program has distributed a total of $40 million among larger food banks and charities throughout North America and Europe, in addition to smaller local food banks and pantries in North American communities. The Fill Your Tank program donations made locally are determined by regional Enterprise operations, and this year $5 million was distributed to food banks and pantries throughout communities served by Enterprise.
In presenting the donation, Todd Broadwater, Enterprise Holdings Human Resources Manager in Jacksonville said, “We are proud to support Barnabas Center in its mission to fight hunger in Nassau County, Florida. Since the Fill Your Tank program launched in 2016, we have been committed to addressing food insecurity around the globe and making a difference in the communities where we live and work.”
Although there is enough food produced to feed the population, one in nine people still go to bed on an empty stomach, according to the World Food Programme. In the U.S. alone, 37 million people face hunger, including more than 11 million children, according to Feeding America. More information can be found at www.enterprise.com/FillYourTank (U.S.) or www.enterprise.ca/FillYourTank (Canada).
Wanda Lanier, President and CEO of Barnabas Center said, “We are so grateful to Enterprise as a partner for helping Barnabas provide food to families and children in our community who don’t know where their next meal is coming from. The support and generosity of our community enables Barnabas to address significant issues of hunger and food insecurity, as well as access to quality medical and dental care for adults who are uninsured in Nassau County.”
For more information about Barnabas’ programs, please visit www.BarnabasNassau.org.