We're Open, Tallahassee: Tallahassee equipment rental company donates $5K to fight hunger in Big Bend

Posted at 7:13 PM, May 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-14 19:13:58-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — With the economic uncertainties from the coronavirus, we here at ABC 27 are shining a light on businesses that are doing their part to help out the community while keeping their business open.

Tallahassee's new Bobcat store is taking a bite out of the area's hunger crisis.

Opening a business is hard enough, but imagine doing it during a pandemic and still finding a way to give back.

Jason Rentz opened Leppo Rents Bobcat of Tallahassee in the beginning of March.

Because his business is considered essential, he's been able to stay open, offering parts, sales, service and rentals to homeowners, construction companies and the agriculture industry.

Rentz says they're taking every precaution the CDC recommends to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, including wiping down machines, wearing face masks, wiping down counters, and more.

"Even after this is over, we are still implementing wiping down, hand sanitizers, it's the new normal," said Rentz.

Rentz also wanted to help his community and recently gave a $5,000 check to Second Harvest of the Big Bend to help feed people in Leon and the surrounding counties.

If you're a business supporting our community, we want to hear from you.

ABC 27 has made it easy to submit your own business.

This is not just Tallahassee. South Georgia small businesses, we want to hear from you too!

Click on the We're Open, Tallahassee tab at the top of the ABC 27 website. Then, tell us your story by filling out the section to the right.

It's our way of letting people know you are open for business, and how they can support you.