Seton Hall Teacher Coordinating With ‘Table to Table’ to Collect Turkeys For Those in Need
WEST ORANGE, NJ – Mary Sorgi, Theology teacher at Seton Hall Preparatory School, is coordinating the school’s efforts to donate turkeys (and more) to “Table to Table,” New Jersey’s first food rescue organization. This is the second year that the high school is participating in the Northern NJ Turkey Take.
Sorgi stated, “In this season of being thankful for the blessings we have (and so many of us have an abundance of blessings), it is important to remember others that may need our help. So, we do this for others– to share blessings with our ‘neighbors’!” She added, “As an African proverb says, ‘It is the heart that gives, the fingers just let go.’”
According to its website, Table to Table has begun collecting frozen turkeys and will continue until Dec. 22. “This initiative enables residents in Bergen, Essex, Hudson and Passaic counties to personally donate or deliver a frozen turkey (or more) to local food pantries and group homes.”
Participants can go to the App or to Table to Table’s to donate and help “Table to Table” deliver more meals throughout the year to those in need. Table to Table I-Rescue–powered by Food Rescue Hero–is available on iOS and Google Play.
“As we celebrate our third year of The Great Northern NJ Turkey Take, we invite the community at large to join us in feeding our hungry neighbors, especially as Thanksgiving quickly approaches,” said Julie Kinner, Vice President of Operations, Table to Table. “Remember, you can donate that free turkey you’ve received from your local grocery store,” Kinner said. She also noted, “A turkey is the ideal donation, especially with Thanksgiving around the corner, but it also can feed a large family for several days and can be turned into other meals like chili or soup.”
“Table to Table” does not accept government funding because the members believe in community and in helping our neighbors.
Maria Sinopoli, Director of Marketing Table to Table, explained, “Table to Table partners with hundreds of recipient organizations like food pantries, senior centers, and school programs — along with its powerful network of volunteers.” The organization was founded in 1999 and has rescued and delivered the equivalent of more than 288 million meals and saved nearly 98,000 tons of potentially wasted food from landfills.”
Table to Table has had a Charity Navigator 4-Star Rating for 13 consecutive years. Learn more by visiting https://tabletotable.org/.
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