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Bag A Lunch, Help A Bunch


Table to Table, New Jersey’s first and most successful food rescue organization, kicks off its 2022 Bag a Lunch, Help a Bunch program presented by Inserra Supermarkets with generous individual and student matches from Amazon and The Bernard and Geraldine Segal Foundation. This grassroots fall initiative invites individuals, corporations and students to donate what they would spend on lunch for a day, week, month or more to help Table to Table feed those who need it most.


This year, Amazon will match the first $25,000 in individual donations. And-along with a $30,000 match for student donations–The Bernard and Geraldine Segal Foundation Award-for Student Philanthropy will be awarded to the highest fundraising school.


“Inflation, disproportionately high living costs in this region and continued concerns about Covid are just a few of the arduous factors contributing to Northern NJ’s alarming food insecurity,” says Ilene Isaacs, Executive Director of Table to Table. “Bag a Lunch, Help a Bunch is an easy way for individuals, schools, and companies to be a part of the solution. By donating what you’d spend on lunch for a day, week, or more, our hungry neighbors can receive the helping hand they truly need,” Isaacs concluded.


Individuals, employees at corporations and students in schools can energize their social networks to host a Bag a Lunch, Help a Bunch event. Fun competitions among different classes in schools or departments within a corporation can inspire and engage participants. To learn how to participate in or host a Bag a Lunch, Help a Bunch event, please visit the link attached below. Bag a Lunch, Help a Bunch is made possible by generous sponsors including: Presenting Sponsor: Inserra Supermarkets; Gold Sponsors: Eisai Foundation and Takasago; Silver Sponsors: Aspen Insurance, Bloomingdale’s, The Children’s Place, Cross River Bank, Freedom Bank, Kearny Bank, Konica Minolta; Veolia and Wegman’s; Bronze Sponsors: DoorDash, Hackensack Meridian Health, Honda of Tenafly, Movado and PNC Bank.


To help Table to Table in their mission to address food insecurity in Northern New Jersey, Donate Now! For more information on Table to Table, visit us at www.tabletotable.org.


About Table to Table (http://www.tabletotable.org), NJ’s first and most successful food rescue organization, collects fresh and perishable food which would otherwise be wasted and delivers it to organizations that serve people experiencing hunger in Bergen, Hudson, Essex, and Passaic counties in Northeastern NJ. We bring rescued fresh, nutritious food to 200+ partner organizations including, social service organizations, pantries, shelters and fresh produce markets and centralized distribution hubs. Food is provided free of charge. Through this, we touch a diversity of those in need, including families, children, veterans, and older adults, making good nutrition accessible while serving as a stimulus for other longer-term benefits. Table to Table raises all its own funds annually, and last year delivered enough food for nearly 39 million meals.


Press Contact:

Maria Sinopoli, Director of Marketing

msinopoli@tabletotable.org

Credit: https://patch.com/

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