19 January 2022
Enterprise Rent-A-Car and The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) have stepped up their partnership funding for 2022 and have donated £1 million to support FareShare’s work.
The generous grant will play a key role in helping the charity to rescue good-to-eat food, ensuring it can be delivered to frontline charities and community groups throughout the year.
The two organisations have supported FareShare together since 2016, donating vital funds to tackle food insecurity. The ongoing partnership has been crucial in getting surplus food to all four corners of the UK and acted as a lifeline to people experiencing hardship during the pandemic. To date Enterprise Rent-A-Car and GFN funding has helped FareShare to provide the equivalent of tens of millions of meals.
The extra funding comes at an important time, helping to support FareShare’s Surplus with Purpose programme, ensuring new links can be forged with food businesses that are able to offer surplus food. Funding will also go towards transport and logistics, and will have a huge impact on FareShare’s network of over 10,500 local charities.
This partnership is made possible by Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s Fill Your Tank Initiative, a global funding programme launched by the company on its 60th anniversary to address food insecurity in Europe and North America. Through the programme both parties have shown incredible leadership backing food redistribution projects like FareShare worldwide.
Lindsay Boswell, FareShare CEO, said: “Enterprise Rent-A-Car and The Global Foodbanking Network have helped transform FareShare into the organisation we are today. I cannot thank them enough. We simply couldn’t distribute food on the same scale or reach as many people as we do, without the phenomenal support they’ve shown.”
“We are absolutely delighted that our long-standing partners have chosen to increase their support into 2022. This funding is going to play a key part in helping us to achieve our ambitions for the New Year, as we grow from the pandemic and build on our capacity to get even more food to vulnerable people across the UK.”
Lisa Moon, President and CEO of GFN, said: “Food insecurity impacts all communities worldwide and no single organisation can tackle this issue alone. Over the last six years, we have been honoured to partner with Enterprise and FareShare in our efforts to alleviate hunger across the UK. Amid Covid-19, this partnership has helped increase the capacity of FareShare to reach more people in need, while reducing food waste, and has made a real, tangible difference in the communities where FareShare works.”