BD’s Senior Director of Social Investing, Jennifer Farrington, Discusses How its Table to Table Partnership Compliments the Company’s Commitment to Improving Community Health
Table to Table recently announced that BD (Becton Dickinson and Company), a global medical technology company based right here in New Jersey, will be the Corporate Honoree for this year’s Table to Table Chefs Gala, taking place on Sept. 22, 2022. Here’s what BD’s Senior Director of Social Investing, Jennifer Farrington, had to say about the company’s partnership with Table to Table, and how it fits into the company’s broader commitment to improving community health.
At BD, we’re committed to partnering with non-profit organizations throughout the world to invest our resources to do what’s right – especially when it comes to serving the most vulnerable.
Because we’re a global medical technology company, we’re also deeply focused on innovation – finding new and better ways to solve healthcare’s biggest challenges. Our products and services are used in just about every healthcare setting imaginable, and in just about every community in the world. We have deep, local roots here in New Jersey, too: our headquarters are located right here in Bergen County, where thousands of our 75,000 global employees live and work.
That’s why we are particularly grateful for our partnerships with forward-thinking, local non-profit organizations like Table to Table, which help us deliver on our commitment to improving community health, right here in the county so many of our employees call “home.”
We know that even though we’re living in an era of unparalleled healthcare innovation, the reality is that not all people have equitable access to even the most basic building blocks to good health – like healthy food. That’s why we’re proud to support Table to Table in its efforts to take fresh, high-quality food that would otherwise be discarded, and deliver it safely to soup kitchens, homeless shelters and senior facilities to help reduce hunger among New Jersey’s 800,000 people who are food insecure. This approach – which seeks to improve health and reduce hunger while also reducing food waste – demonstrates how, with innovative thinking, we can work together to solve multiple, pressing problems at once.
At BD sites around the world, and right here in New Jersey, our employees join together to expand food and water access in other ways, too – like organizing food drives for local pantries, packing shelf-stable meals for hungry families, bringing fresh drinking water to communities in need, and making charitable donations to organizations like Table-to-Table, which we match at 100%, up to $5,000 per employee, per year.
We’re looking forward to being part of Table to Table’s 2022 Chefs Gala – it’s a fantastic event, year after year, and we hope to see you there! Local fundraising events like this one are a great way we can all do our collective part to reduce food insecurity and build a healthier community for all.