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The 2022 Great Northern NJ Turkey Take


Table to Table, “New Jersey’s first and most successful food rescue organization,” debuts its second annual Great Northern New Jersey Turkey Take with Table to Table I-Rescue. This Thanksgiving initiative allows residents in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, and Passaic counties to personally donate and deliver a frozen turkey (or more) to local food pantries and group homes.

The organization tells Pascack Press that residents can download the Table to Table I-Rescue app, which is powered by Food Rescue Hero and available on iOS and Google Play, or they can make a donation to help Table to Table deliver more meals throughout the year to those in need. Julie Kinner, Table to Table’s vice president of operations, says, “What better way to express your gratefulness this Thanksgiving than to make the holiday special for hungry neighbors throughout New Jersey.”

Holiday ‘Make It, Take It’ Workshop Dec. 1


The Garden Club of Harrington Park invites you to its annual Make It and Take It Holiday Workshop on Thursday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. upstairs in the Harrington Park Library, 10 Herring St. The Garden Club has members who reside in numerous towns other than Harrington Park, including Westwood, Hillsdale, Washington Township, and Montvale, and meetings are open to guests from all towns.

GCHP President Gerri Gibney will demonstrate how to create festive holiday centerpieces and wreaths. All are invited to join in this fun evening and to make their own masterpiece to decorate their home or to share with family or friends. If you plan to make a wreath, bring three wire coat hangers to use as a base. In addition, you will need to bring pruners and garden gloves. The club will furnish basic supplies such as plastic containers for centerpieces, fresh greens, and floral foam. If you wish to add any personal doo-dads, colored ribbon, or extra greens from your garden, feel free to bring them.

Pre-registration is required to ensure that there will be plenty of materials for everyone. To reserve your spot and for more information, phone Gibney at (201) 768-2615 or email themerchantmouse@aol.com. There is no fee, but if you are not a member, a donation to help cover the cost of materials would be appreciated.

Gibney is a life-long passionate gardener who has lectured on various garden topics and has led numerous workshops for local organizations, creating beautiful unique arrangements and decorations. She also lectures on local historical topics. Gibney, an antiques dealer, is the founder and president of the Garden Club of Harrington Park, the Harrington Park Historical Society, and of the Arts Council.

Table to Table (tabletotable.org) says online, “We bring rescued fresh, nutritious food to 200+ partner organizations including social service organizations, pantries, shelters, and fresh produce markets and centralized distribution hubs.” It says, “Food is provided free of charge. Through this, we touch a diversity of those in need, including families, children, veterans, and older adults, making good nutrition accessible while serving as a stimulus for other longer-term benefits.” Table to Table raises all its own funds annually and last year delivered enough food for nearly 39 million meals.

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