Good Deed: Transport Enterprise Leasing donates $10000 to Chattanooga Area Food Bank – Chattanooga Times Free Press

Transport Enterprise Leasing (TEL) recently donated $10,000 to the Chattanooga Area Food Bank’s efforts to end hunger in Southeast Tennessee and Northwest Georgia, according to a news release.

The company made an initial $5,000 donation, then followed that with a second $5,000 grant after learning more about the organization.

“Food banks are a lifeline for many in the best of times,” Marc Schmidt, vice president of the Lease Purchase Division of TEL, said in the release. “They have become even more so with rising food prices and other economic pressures affecting families.”

Melissa Blevins, president and CEO of Chattanooga Area Food Bank, said support from companies such as TEL is critical to fulfilling the food bank’s mission.

“Hunger is a solvable issue, and TEL’s investment of $10,000 this year will help us provide food and hope to our neighbors who need it most,” she said in the release.