CIT Donates 30,000 Meals to Southern Nevada Food Bank
JUL 27, 2020 - 7:09 am
CIT Group donated 30,000 meals to those in need through Three Square Food Bank, a Southern Nevada food bank and the area’s largest hunger-relief organization. The donation multiplies the generosity of a CIT direct bank customer, who identified the need in their community as part of CIT’s Acts of Caring initiative.
A member of the Feeding America network of food banks, Three Square addresses food insecurity with programs that rely on community support. The organization’s operations are crucial in responding to the increased need for meal assistance across Southern Nevada as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Food insecurity is now at an all-time high, affecting more than 447,000 Southern Nevadans.
“We are beyond grateful for CIT’s donation and their support in the fight to end hunger in Southern Nevada,” Brian Burton, president and CEO at Three Square Food Bank, said. “This partnership is crucial to our operations and allows us to continue distributing food to community members in need during this difficult time.”
As part of CIT’s Acts of Caring program, the company invited customers to nominate a need in their hometown and share how the company could support those efforts on their behalf. A customer of CIT’s direct bank shared their commitment to providing meal assistance in their community and as a result, Three Square is one of 10 organizations nationwide that CIT will work with this summer.
The customer program follows a month-long social good project where CIT employees completed more than 3,000 Acts of Caring and dedicated nearly 5,000 hours in support of causes such as COVID-19 relief, addressing food insecurity, improving the environment, and advancing social and economic justice.
“We are inspired by the generosity of our customers and their efforts to make a difference in their communities,” Gina Proia, chief marketing and communications officer for CIT, said. “During a time when the need for hunger relief is greater than ever, we are proud to support Three Square and the impact they have in Southern Nevada.”
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