CIT donates 100,000 meals to Table to Table

Livingston-based CIT Group Inc. announced on Tuesday it has donated 100,000 meals worth of fresh food to Table to Table.

Table to Table is a Hasbrouck Heights-based not-for profit food rescue program that collects perishable food that would otherwise be wasted and redistributes it to about 250 organizations in Bergen, Essex, Hudson and Passaic counties.

“Hunger and food insecurity are significant problems facing New Jersey, with 1 in 8 households struggling to find enough food for the week,” Ilene Isaacs, executive director, Table to Table, said. “CIT’s generous donation will help our organization redistribute the bounty of nutritious fresh food that our partners choose to donate rather than waste, turning it into thousands of meals for hungry people in our communities.”

The donation was made to address food insecurity in North Jersey as part of CIT’s Acts of Caring initiative. The program invited customers to nominate a need in their hometown ad share how the company could help. Table to Table is one of 10 projects nationwide that were selected for the donation.

“Our Acts of Caring donation to Table to Table addresses a community need brought to us by one of our customers, and advances the efforts of our employees who helped combat food insecurity in their neighborhoods this June by volunteering over 1,500 hours to causes focused on providing basic needs and hunger relief,” Steve Solk, president, consumer banking at CIT, said. “We’re proud to support causes that truly make a difference in our communities and are personally meaningful to our customers and our team.”