Press Release

Proceeds from Table to Table’s 2021 Virtual Chefs Gala Provides 2.5 Million Meals!

Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, September 23, 2021 –Table to Table, New Jersey’s first and oldest food rescue program, raised enough funds to provide 2.5 million meals for its hungry neighbors in Northern NJ. The organization’s 2021 Virtual Chefs Gala was held on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 and welcomed New Jersey’s business and philanthropic leaders.

“The generosity of our supporters never ceases to amaze me, and—as a result—we’re thrilled to be able to rescue 2.5 million meals for those who need it most,” said Ilene Isaacs, Table to Table’s Executive Director. “We are also so grateful for our many sponsors who made our Virtual Chefs Gala not only possible but also a tremendous success!”

This year’s gala honored internationally acclaimed celebrity Chef David Burke, a trustee and supporter of Table to Table since its inception more than 20 years ago. Also honored were the essential workers of the food industry of Inserra Supermarkets and HelloFresh, who are critical in feeding our community. Presented by American Express, this exclusive, interactive experience featured a delectable, 3-course meal curated by Chef David Burke and delivered to participants’ home. Plus, amazing travel, food, and wine packages were featured during the high-end auction hosted by Nicholas D. Lowry, who’s seen on Antiques Roadshow. Special support is being provided by American Airlines, Crestron, Inserra Supermarkets and Summit Associates.

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 or email Eda Tekeoglu. For more information on Table to Table, visit us at

About Table to Table

Table to Table,, is a community-based, not-for-profit food rescue program that 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. With a fleet of refrigerated trucks, perishable food is picked up from commercial donors and delivered to more than 250 recipient organizations. Recipient partners include soup kitchens, homeless shelters, older adult programs, day care centers, programs for survivors of domestic violence, after-school programs, and pantries serving the working poor. Food is delivered on the day of donation and is provided free of charge. Table to Table raises all its own funds every year, and last year delivered enough food for 38 million meals.


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