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Volunteer Through Our I-Rescue App and Feed Our Hungry Neighbors!

Welcome Volunteers!

Download the Table to Table I-Rescue App & Volunteer!

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Welcome Volunteers!

Download the Table to Table I-Rescue App & Volunteer!

Please download the I-Rescue App, and register using your phone or email address.

Once registered, a Volunteer Agreement must be completed.

Table to Table I-Rescue was developed through a partnership between Table to Table, Bergen County, and the Russell Berrie Foundation.

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Now Available in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, and Passaic Counties

Table to Table I-Rescue is an app that allows volunteers to help rescue and deliver fresh food to our neighbors facing food insecurity. With an overwhelming success in Bergen County, I-Rescue expanded to Essex, Hudson, and Passaic counties, and is coming soon to Morris County.

Being a Food Rescue Hero
has never been easier!

Step 1:

Download and Register

Table to Table I-Rescue app available on IOS and Android

Step 2:

Claim a Rescue

Make sure notifications are on, and check the app daily for available rescues.

Step 3:

Pick up food within the designated time window

Address, contact person and instructions are provided.

Step 4:

Travel to receiving organization

Immediately deliver to a nearby group home or food pantry.

Step 5:

Deliver donation

Thank you for delivering to end food waste and hunger.

Have surplus food you would like to donate?

Complete the intake form to have it added to our Table to Table I-Rescue App.


Volunteer FAQs

Download the app Table to Table I-Rescue and sign up to become a food rescue hero. You must email volunteer@tabletotable.org to sign a volunteer agreement before beginning any volunteer work.

A food rescue is the pick-up and delivery of food donations from a food donor (supermarkets, restaurants, caterers, etc.) to a non-profit agency (food pantries, soup kitchen, group homes, etc.)

All you need is our Table to Table I-Rescue app, a driver’s license, an insured vehicle, and a drive to make a change in your community!

All rescues are posted on our Table to Table I-Rescue app. You can find them on the “Available Rescues” tab, a map will be shown with one-time and weekly rescues. When you are ready to volunteer, please identify the one you’re interested in claiming. Then click on “View Rescue” to see details, and then “Claim This Rescue”.

All your claimed rescues will be moved to the “My Rescues” tab, you can find this tab on the left hand-corner of the app. Once you are ready to begin the rescue you will click on “start”, then you will find all the necessary information to complete the rescue including address, points of contacts, estimated amounts, time, etc. The app will walk you through the whole process of your food rescue journey. But if you have any questions or face any issues you can call 551-255-6884. Please be aware that you can always go back to the “My Rescues” page to “Resume” your rescue if you leave the app for any reason.

  • Weekly rescues occur on the same day, time, and frequency (i.e. every Monday at 10 a.m.), and on the same route (donor and non-profit partner.) If you claim a weekly rescue as a volunteer, you can always request a sub if something comes up and you aren’t able to make it.
  • One-time rescues or pop-up rescues occur on an as needed basis. These are not at pre-determined days and times. When you claim a one-time rescue, you’re only committing your time for that one rescue only. You can always check the app for more rescues.

All rescues are posted on our Table to Table I-Rescue app. You can find them on the “Available Rescues” tab, a map will be shown with one-time and weekly rescues. When you are ready to volunteer, please identify the one you’re interested in claiming. Then click on “View Rescue” to see details, and then “Claim This Rescue”.

You are free to volunteer as often or as little as you would like. If you don’t want to commit to a set schedule, you can claim a one-time or pop-up rescue. If you would like a set schedule, then weekly rescues are the right fit for you. You can also request a sub if you can’t complete a rescue.

We have rescues 7 days a week, and throughout the day. All of our rescues are in Bergen County, New Jersey.

Volunteers of all ages are welcome to volunteer in our food rescue program. However, the driver must have a valid driver’s license, and a valid vehicle registration and insurance.

Yes, upon downloading the app and signing up, you must email volunteer@tabletotable.org

You will receive the following:

  • Volunteer handbook.
  • Volunteer agreement that must be signed before beginning any volunteer work.
  • Link to access a training course, the course takes 25 minutes and it’s free of charge.
  • Food safety resources.

No, a large vehicle is not required to complete a food rescue. Any car sizes are adequate to complete a food rescue. Before claiming a rescue, you can see the amount of food that is being donated to help ensure your vehicle has the capacity to transport the donation.

Absolutely! We encourage everyone to share our Table to Table I-Rescue app with their friends and family. There is a tab on the left-hand corner of the app called “Invite Friends”, you can share the app by message, email and even on social media.

You can contact Kharin Porra at 551-255-6884. This same contact information is also displayed in the app.

Yes, Table to Table is happy to sign off any required community service hours completed. A verification letter can also be made available upon request.

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