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Supporting Table to Table food rescue organization, Kearny Bank provides funding equivalent to 75,000 healthy meals

Pictured (from left): Aida Castro, Kearny Bank AVP / Retail Relationship Manager, Wood-Ridge office; Maria Palumbo, Kearny Bank VP/Business Relationship Office; Linda Hanlon, Kearny Bank SVP/Project Management Administrator; Table to Table Executive Director Ilene Isaacs; and Table to Table Chief Development Officer Eda Tekeoglu.

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ / FAIRFIELD, NJ (July 28, 2022) – In support of Hasbrouck Heights, NJ-based non-profit Table to Table, KearnyBank Foundation has contributed funding equivalent to the cost of delivering 75,000 healthy meals to food insecure individuals throughout Bergen, Essex, Hudson, and Passaic counties.

Focused on “rescuing” food from some 200 donor supermarkets, food distributors, restaurants, and commercial kitchens, Table to Table, NJ’s first food rescue organization, provides same-day, free-of-charge delivery to more than 250 community organizations. These include food pantries, shelters, food banks, day care/after school programs, and senior centers.

“Our organization is a crucial resource for many New Jersey residents, but we could not continue helping if it were not for the generous donations of our supporters like KearnyBank Foundation,” says Ilene Isaacs, Executive Director, Table to Table. “We’ll be using these particular funds to bolster our Bag a Lunch, Help a Bunch and Chefs Gala fundraisers, which—like all of our programs—support our mission of feeding hungry neighbors throughout northern New Jersey.”

Since its establishment in 1999, Table to Table has rescued and delivered the equivalent of 295 million meals, saving about 96,000 tons of potentially wasted food from landfills. In 2021 alone, the organization provided 38 million meals.

“The KearnyBank Foundation exists to provide assistance throughout areas where we have the privilege of conducting business,” says Kearny Bank President and CEO Craig Montanaro. “Table to Table’s ongoing efforts to combat hunger across northeastern New Jersey are remarkable. It’s a fantastic organization, and one we’re proud to contribute to.”

During 2021, the KearnyBank Foundation donated a total of more than $700,000 to 63 recipient organizations. The funds were contributed across four specific categories—Education, Quality of Life, Housing, and Community.

About Table to Table

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, 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.

About Kearny Bank

Combining the finest traditions of community banking with the industry’s latest, most effective financial products and services, Kearny Bank provides business and personal clients with the tools for success. Established back in 1884, and now operating from corporate offices in Fairfield, NJ, Kearny Bank’s footprint covers most of New Jersey, along with Brooklyn and Staten Island. Additional information is available at kearnybank.com or by visiting Kearny Bank’s social media channels: Facebook [facebook.com], Instagram [instagram.com], Twitter [twitter.com], LinkedIn [linkedin.com]

Contacts:         

Kurt Praschak, for Kearny Bank / 973.992-7800, x.289 / kpraschak@successcomgroup.com

Maria Sinopoli, for Table to Table / 917-532-6148 / msinopoli@tabletotable.org   

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