Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, September 15, 2021 –Table to Table, New Jersey’s first and oldest food rescue program, resourcefully kicked into action to keep its food deliveries going after their entire fleet of delivery trucks were destroyed by Hurricane Ida. Support the recovery from damage sustained by Hurricane Ida by clicking here.
“Without our trucks, we cannot deliver food,” said Ilene Isaacs, Executive Director for Table to Table. “Hurricane Ida had an overwhelming impact on Table to Table. This devastation is affecting our organization far more than that experienced during Hurricane Sandy or even Covid,” Isaacs concluded.
The Table to Table team continues to work tirelessly to keep up and running, but limited trucking resources and exorbitant weekly truck rental costs and other unplanned expenses are constraining the organization. Through it all, the Northern NJ food rescue program will do what is needed to make its deliveries and feed the many neighbors in need who rely on them daily.
“We hope that you’ll help us continue delivering food, and please know that 100% of your donation will be used toward Hurricane Ida Relief,” said Isaacs. “Our trucks are lost. Hope is not,” Isaacs concluded.
Table to Table, http://www.tabletotable.org, 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, daycare 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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