We don’t often think about the ripple effect of hunger. How not having enough food leaves you running on empty to complete even the simplest of tasks.
For many Ontarians who are food insecure, hunger impacts their ability to work, emotional stability, their mental state and physical abilities.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car is here to help people fill their tank. Through their Foundation, we’re donating $60 million over the next 6 years to fight hunger, providing support for local food banks across the country.
“What a delight it was for all of us here at The Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank to learn that Enterprise Rent A Car Fill Your Tank Program have included us in their year-end contributions," said Pat Singleton, Executive Director Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank.
"We know that a portion of this donation will go towards the Christmas Dinner we are hosting for a number of people in our community.”
The Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank first opened its doors in 1985 in response to a severe economic recession. The organization was founded by members of social services, community, religious organizations, a lawyer and several community members. This group of people wanted to change the way people living below the poverty line were viewed, and give them access to food when needed.
The Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank serves the City of Cambridge and Township of North Dumfries, which together have a population of approximately 145,000. Over 2,000 individuals and families are helped each month, and they distribute food to 26 community organizations.
Officials from Enterprise presented a cheque for $2,150 during a visit Friday to the food bank on Ainslie Street.
“I am very proud of the work Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank does for our community. I am honoured to be a part of this presentation and thank Enterprise for this wonderful program, especially during the holiday season," said Kathryn McGarry, MPP Cambridge.
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