Table to Table Receives $15K Major Grant from The Provident Bank Foundation
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ November 29, 2021 – Table to Table today announced it has been awarded a Major Grant in the amount of $15K from The Provident Bank Foundation to support Table to Table’s Community Fresh Food Rescue Program, which serves those in need throughout northern NJ.
Table to Table was selected to receive the grant based on its goal to help those who are hungry eat healthier, be healthier and enabling them to apply meager funds to other critical needs.
“Although NJ is one of the wealthiest states in the country, 1 in every 4 residents do not earn enough to afford the basic necessities of food and housing,” says Ilene Isaacs, Executive Director of Table to Table. “Thanks to the generosity of funders like The Provident Bank Foundation, Table to Table can rescue more meals to feed even more of our hungry neighbors,” Isaacs concluded.
Hunger existed before the pandemic, but it has been exacerbated and brought to the forefront by the pandemic. Previously, minimally impacted communities are now supporting long lines of those in need–many for the first time. Overall, food insecurity in the 4 counties that Table to Table serves has increased from 40-62% 2019 vs 2020 and is even more startling for children, increasing 66-147%.
“We are pleased to help further valuable initiatives put forth by local organizations who are working every day to strengthen the lives of residents in our communities,” said Samantha Plotino, Executive Director, The Provident Bank Foundation. “We will continue to provide support to these important organizations that have identified an immediate need in the community and for the individuals they serve.”
About Table to Table
Table to Table is New Jersey’s first food rescue organization. Committed to feeding our hungry neighbors, Table to Table rescues and delivers healthy, fresh and perishable food from grocery stores, food distributors and restaurants, and in doing so, helps the environment. In partnership with hundreds of recipient organizations like food pantries, senior centers and school programs–along with its powerful network of volunteers–Table to Table supports health and wellness for all. Since its inception in 1999, Table to Table has rescued and delivered the equivalent of 227 million meals and saved 74,000 tons of potentially wasted food from landfills. And, through its I-Rescue app—powered by Food Rescue Hero—Table to Table has expanded its distribution footprint to include donations that serve smaller donors and recipient organizations. Independently funded through grants and donations, Table to Table is proud of its Charity Navigator 4-Star Rating for 11 consecutive years. Learn more by visiting https://tabletotable.org/
About The Provident Bank Foundation
The Provident Bank Foundation was established in 2003 by Provident Bank to enhance the quality of life in the region through support of not-for-profit groups, institutions, schools and other 501(c)(3) organizations that provide services in communities served by the Bank. Since inception, the Foundation has granted more than $27 million to not-for-profit organizations and institutions working toward stronger communities. For more information, visit www.theprovidentbankfoundation.org or call (862) 260-3990.
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