Hertz 24/7 Give + Go Partners With Food Bank for New York City to Provide 50,000 Free Meals
Hertz Give + Go supports local communities through donation of Hourly Car Rentals proceeds
PARK RIDGE, N.J., Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ) is announcing expansion of its Give + Go rental program which makes it easy for customers to contribute to their local communities. The proceeds from the first hour of every Hertz 24/7 Give + Go rental are donated to a designated charitable organization with the goal of making everyday activities, like renting a car or running errands, contribute to healthier communities. Hertz has extended its relationship with Food Bank For New York City to provide an additional 50,000 meals to local New York residents through Give + Go. Each Hertz 24/7 rental in a Give + Go car will provide up to 70 free meals to New Yorkers in need.
"Many consumers are looking for impactful ways to support their communities and the Give + Go program provides both a sustainable rental option, as all cars are hourly green vehicle rentals, and supports worthy local organizations. Give + Go also harnesses Hertz 24/7 mobile app and rental services to provide a technology-driven mobility solution consumers are seeking out," said Mark Frissora, Hertz Chairman and CEO.
Food Bank For New York City provides 400,000 free meals to local residents citywide every day through its network of approximately 1,000 non-profit organizations and schools, and it played a significant role in Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, which has increased the demand for Food Bank's programs and services.
"Food Bank For New York City is very grateful to Hertz for their generous support," said Patrick Mooney, Senior Director of Philanthropy at Food Bank For New York City. "Right now, one in five New York City residents rely on Food Bank's programs and services and the need continues to grow. The Hertz 24/7 Give + Go Program will certainly have a positive impact on those we serve."
Give + Go vehicles are selected with sustainable mobility in mind. Every car is fuel efficient (38+ MPG) or alternative fuel (CNG or clean diesel). Give + Go cars are available in New York City at 328 West 56th Street, 205-209 West 89th street, and 111 8th Avenue. To book, visit www.Hertz247.com.
Hertz launched Give + Go during NBA Green Week in partnership with the Oklahoma City Thunder to support the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. Hertz philanthropy and volunteer efforts in the past 12 months have provided more than 600,000 food bank meals, including hurricane Sandy disaster relief efforts, corporate donations and Give + Go.
To learn more about Hertz's sustainability program, visit www.HertzLivingJourney.com
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