Choose Your Charity

CIT will be donating three prizes to our food partners - $10,000 to our first place winner, $5,000 to the first runner-up, and $2,500 to the second runner-up. Let us know which food charity you would like to support - simply click the "vote" button for a nominated charity below. Write-In entries will be accepted. 

Come back and vote for your favorite food charity once a day! Voting ends August 28, 2015.


Children's Wishing Well

Founded in 2002, we are a registered charity.  Our mission is to help less privileged children to believe in themselves.  With a hand up from us and with their determination, they can lift themselves from poverty and provide for their loved ones.

Washington, DC

D.C. Central Kitchen

DC Central Kitchen prepares healthy meals for at-risk children and adults while offering culinary training and job opportunities to unemployed adults. Our mission is to use food as a tool to strengthen bodies, empower minds, and build communities.

New York, NY

Food Bank For New York City

The mission of the Food Bank For New York City is to end hunger by organizing food, information and support for community survival and dignity.

Burlington, Canada

Food For Life

Seven days a week, we collect surplus perishable food from grocery stores, retail & wholesale food suppliers. Daily food deliveries go to 100 community programs in low-income neighbourhoods in Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Acton and Georgetown.

Danville, VA

God’s Pit Crew

God's Pit Crew is comprised of hundreds of volunteers who support the call to help people in need. We are a Crisis Response Team when disaster strikes as well as a distribution center of donated food and household goods to assist our community.

Morris Plains, NJ

Interfaith Food Pantry of Morris County

The Interfaith Food Pantry is a non-profit organization made up of individuals and organizations that provide food to low-income working families, seniors, the disabled and unemployed. The IFP has distributes on average 1.7 tons of food per day.

Ft. Lauderdale, FL


LifeNet4Families is a non-profit organization committed to ensuring that individuals and families residing in Broward County and facing financial hardships are able to obtain the necessary food, information and other basic necessities.

Jacksonville, FL

Mandarin Food Bank

The mission of the Mandarin Food Bank is to provide food and clothing to those in need in the Mandarin area. It serves nearby migrant communities and provides meals at Thanksgiving and Christmas. It is a ministry run entirely by volunteers.

Manchester, NH

New Hampshire Food Bank

The New Hampshire Food Bank works to increase availability and distribution of high-quality foods to food pantries, soup kitchens, children’s programs, and elderly meal sites that provide food for the 1 in 9 men, women and children who are hungry.

Charlotte, NC

Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina

Provides a regional distribution warehouse and branches supplying food and grocery items to almost 600 charitable, partner agencies in 14 North Carolina counties and 5 South Carolina counties, including soup kitchens, emergency pantries.

Write-In Ballot

Add a Food-Related Charity

Using the vote button here, click to email CIT the name and website of the food-related charity that you would like to see win a $10,000 donation. Be sure to provide others the link and name of the charity so they can vote.


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About CIT

CIT is a leading provider of commercial lending, leasing and advisory services.

Corporate Citizenship

CIT and our employees are focused on giving back in the communities in which we work--with ending hunger being the focus of those efforts.

2014 Winner

Congratulations to the Danville House of Hope for receiving the most votes in our second annual Foodortunity contest.