NJ's First Food Rescue Organization Expands to Essex, Hudson and Passaic Counties
Table to Table, New Jersey’s first food rescue organization, will expand its I-Rescue app beyond Bergen County to include Essex, Hudson, and Passaic Counties. Only one year after its launch, I-Rescue’s footprint will broaden to help alleviate food insecurity by connecting volunteers—who rescue free, fresh and donated food from restaurants and grocery stores—to recipient agencies such as food pantries and shelters that feed communities in need. I-Rescue is available on iOS and Google Play. To download I-Rescue, volunteer or learn more, click here.
“In only a year, our I-Rescue app has rescued and delivered more than 129,000 pounds of fresh food to hungry New Jerseyans,” says Julie Kinner, VP of Operations for Table to Table. “Our goal is to build on the successes and best practices of the pilot App program initially launched only in Bergen County, in a targeted, strategic, and sequential manner that will enable us to bring more food, while growing awareness and engaging community volunteers, into the other counties we serve,” Kinner concluded.
The roll-out of I-Rescue will be staggered beginning in key cities including: Wayne and Clifton (Passaic County), followed by Montclair (Essex County) and then Hoboken and Jersey City (Hudson County).
“Reliance on volunteers is a critical component of the program and the app’s design makes it perfect for participation during our current times,” Kinner comments. “Minimal direct contact is required, and it is simple to use and infinitely flexible based on someone’s availability or location,” Kinner concludes.
Expansion of Table to Table’s I-Rescue into Essex, Hudson and Passaic Counties is made possible by a generous, anonymous donor, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of New Jersey and Konica Minolta. To help Table to Table in their mission to eliminate food insecurity in Northern New Jersey, Donate Now. And, if your organization would like to become a corporate partner, click here.
About Table to Table
Table to Table is New Jersey’s first food rescue organization. Committed to feeding our hungry neighbors in northern NJ, Table to Table rescues and delivers healthy, fresh and perishable food from grocery stores, food distributors and restaurants, and in doing so, nourishes the community while helping our environment. In partnership with hundreds of recipient organizations like food pantries, senior centers and school programs--along with its powerful network of volunteers--Table to Table supports health and wellness for all.
Since its inception in 1999, Table to Table has rescued and delivered the equivalent of 295 million meals and saved nearly 96,000 tons of potentially wasted food from landfills. And, through its I-Rescue app—powered by Food Rescue Hero—Table to Table has expanded its distribution footprint to include donations that serve smaller donors and recipient organizations. Independently funded through grants and donations, Table to Table is proud of its Charity Navigator 4-Star Rating for 12 consecutive years. Learn more by visiting the website here.
Submitted via press release by Maria Sinopoli, Table to Table