We’ve recently been overwhelmed with calls from our hungry neighbors. The fresh nutritious food we bring them is their lifeline to dinner, sometimes their only meal of the day.
But our current fleet has one vehicle that has logged over 300,000 miles and we are desperate to replace it with a new, larger truck that will have a significant impact on the number of families we can serve.
Each and every day the Table to Table delivery fleet leaves a parking lot in Paramus and crisscrosses throughout Bergen, Passaic, Hudson and Essex counties. In the morning, these refrigerated trucks pick up the area’s bounty of excess fresh produce, meats, dairy products and prepared foods. And in the afternoon, they deliver it to over 80 agencies that provide food to vulnerable children, single parent families, seniors, veterans and the working poor.
The food our trucks redistribute comes from supermarkets, restaurants, catering facilities – any commercial food establishment that has excess food that is still good to eat but for many reasons cannot be sold. So while providing people in many cases the only fresh food they receive, we are also helping our environment by limiting the waste it would create.
We do this without government money, completely with the generosity of local businesses, foundations and individuals like you. We distribute this food free of charge and at the incredible cost to our organization of less than 10 cents a meal.
But this service requires refrigerated trucks – and their drivers and all related items like fuel and insurance and maintenance. This is where you can hop on board.
$90,000 is needed to fund the entire vehicle
$12,000 will keep fuel in the tank all year
$5,000 will handle 12 months of service calls
$2,500 will take care of tire replacements
$1,000 will keep the gas tank full for an entire month
$500 will cover our monthly insurance costs
But most importantly, each and every donation, regardless of size, will have an impact on our ability to serve our hungry neighbors.
Join us and see what a new set of wheels can do!