Direct Capital to Hold Food Drive in Support of NH Food Bank

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Donate Canned and Dried Goods November 10-21

Our October company newsletter included this quote: Our brand is our culture, our culture is our brand. The character of each of us makes up the culture for all of us. A big part of the Direct Capital culture involves ten ‘Core Values’ that embody who we are as a company and as individuals. Among those are ‘Give’ and ‘Seek Change,’ and we strive to live by these values every day.

The well-worn Ghandi quote, “Be the change you want to see in the world” accurately defines our attitude as a company. Although we help small businesses achieve their goals by providing them with financing, we also actively work to enhance the lives of the people who live in our community.

Direct Capital has hosted events like the Mac and Cheese Mania, where we helped produce over 25,000 meals for the New Hampshire Food Bank. Last year’s food drive was so successful that we’ll be holding another one from November 10-21. But this time, we’re aiming even higher.

Global Food Program

Since we were acquired by CIT in August, we’ve adopted some of their charitable causes. One of these includes their Shared Harvest Global Food Program. The purpose of this program is to assist local food banks and other organizations in keeping their shelves stocked with the items people need most.

In 2013, CIT employees as a whole donated a whopping 95 tons of food to families in need across the country. Direct Capital is proud to be involved this year and hopes to help increase that number for 2014.

Our goal at Direct Capital is to bring in canned and dried goods to break our record of 1,500 meals and reach 2,000 meals. CIT has raised 75 tons of food as of August 1, and Direct Capital hopes to be a big contributor to that number. Since the goal of the Global Food Program is to enhance the lives of local community members, our donations will be given to the New Hampshire Food Bank!

Community outreach is a huge part of who we are as a company and we’re excited to be a part of helping so many. For more information on Direct Capital, please visit our website!

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