This past year brought much unpredictability and many challenges to households across Northeastern New Jersey. For many, putting food on the table became a new hurdle to jump. Fortunately, with the help of our devoted sponsors and their unwavering support, Table to Table maximized its mission of collecting perishable food that would otherwise be wasted and delivered it to food pantries, community centers, and other organizations that serve people experiencing hunger throughout Bergen, Essex, Hudson, and Passaic counties. On behalf of everyone at Table to Table, we would like to express our most sincere gratitude to the generous sponsors for their continued support. For everything you have done for us in the past, everything you still do and will continue to do, our lean but mighty team at Table to Table salute you, and we look forward to a prosperous future together!
If you would like to learn about how you can partner through sponsorship with Table to Table, reach out to Shahna Sherwood. And, read on to learn more about just a few of our many wonderful sponsors.
Inserra ShopRite Supermarkets, which began as a local butcher shop, is a family-owned and operated company where third-and fourth-generation family members continue the tradition of caring for the communities served by their 25 stores, providing unparalleled professional service, locally sourced specialty items, farm-to-table fresh produce, dairy, meats, and poultry. It was their incredibly generous fresh food donations that helped transform Table to Table into Northeastern New Jersey’s leading food rescue program. Inserra ShopRite Supermarkets also provide nutritionists at the ICC Fresh Produce Market, sponsor all Table to Table events, and donate fresh food every day. During the Thanksgiving holiday, Inserra Supermarkets have also generously donated turkeys to families in need. And, the Inserra family has helped with Table to Table’s strategic vision by sitting on the organization’s Board of Directors since 2015.
Whole Foods Market (WFM), a mission-driven company and purveyor of the finest natural and organic foods, was Table to Table’s very first supermarket food donor. With its unshakeable commitment, WFM continues to donate fresh food from 8 of their Northern New Jersey store locations on a regular basis. Recently, they even donated a brand new van, which helped Table to Table increase its distribution capacity. Whole Foods has supported Table to Table financially, and they—like our organization—are guided by the mission of providing wholesome, nutritious foods for all. Many thanks WFM!
Crestron is a global leader in workplace technologies, engineering, and transforming corporate automation and unified communication (UC) solutions for enterprise organizations across Fortune 500 corporations, campuses, facilities, and more. As a Table to Table sponsor since 2015, Crestron has generously supported Table to Table fundraising activities, including our Food & Wine events, Annual Golf Classic, and others. Over the years, Crestron has also engaged their employees in our work by hosting food drives and participating in our Bag a Lunch initiative. From our team to yours, “Thank You!”
American Airlines, the largest commercial airline fleet in the world, helped jumpstart Table to Table as one of our founding sponsors. Since then, American Airlines has been a consistent friend, enhancing the allure of Table to Table’s Bag a Lunch initiative through compelling contest prizes and helping to make the auction at our yearly Food & Wine Events much anticipated experiences. We are forever grateful!
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, and 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.