After the success of the 2013 Shared Harvest global food drive program, CIT Group Inc. employees are continuing the fight against hunger. Last year CIT employees donated over 95 tons of food. This year, they are committed to exceeding that number.
The 2014 food drive kicked off at the New Jersey office in March. There, employees donated over 41 tons (82,000 pounds) of food to two local food pantries. That donation will provide approximately 69,500 meals to families in the state. At least 12 other drives have been planned in CIT offices around the world including Florida, Virginia and Singapore.
In addition, to the food drives, employees will continue to participate in the CIT Global Employee Volunteer Program and sponsor volunteer projects that support local community organizations. These programs include working in food banks, volunteering in local soup kitchens, preparing healthy meals for children, planting community gardens, delivering meals to homebound seniors, packaging meals for humanitarian aid, building affordable housing for families, and teaching financial education to students.
Through the Global Employee Volunteer Program, employees take the time to improve the lives of others and further develop their neighborhoods. These actions reinforce the longstanding commitment CIT has made to create a lasting impact on those around us.
Congratulations CIT Group Inc!