Building on the Success of its Food Rescue App, I-Rescue, Table to Table, Expands Beyond Bergen County to Include Essex, Hudson, and Passaic Counties Beginning May 16th

Building on the Success of its Food Rescue App, I-Rescue, Table to Table, Expands Beyond Bergen County to Include Essex, Hudson, and Passaic Counties Beginning May 16th

Nonprofit Welcomes Volunteers to Rescue Food

Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, May 16, 2022 – Timed to “National Do Something Good for Your
Neighbor Day” on May 16th, Table to Table, New Jersey’s first food rescue organization, will
expand its I-Rescue app beyond Bergen County to include Essex, Hudson, and Passaic
Counties. Only one year after its launch, I-Rescue’s footprint will broaden to help alleviate food
insecurity by connecting volunteers—who rescue free, fresh and donated food from restaurants
and grocery stores—to recipient agencies such as food pantries and shelters that feed
communities in need. I-Rescue is available on iOS and Google Play. To download I-Rescue,
volunteer or learn more, visit: https://tabletotable.org/i-rescue/

“In only a year, our I-Rescue app has rescued and delivered more than 129,000 pounds of fresh
food to hungry New Jerseyans,” says Julie Kinner, VP of Operations for Table to Table. “Our
goal is to build on the successes and best practices of the pilot App program initially launched
only in Bergen County, in a targeted, strategic, and sequential manner that will enable us to
bring more food, while growing awareness and engaging community volunteers, into the other
counties we serve,” Kinner concluded.

The roll-out of I-Rescue will be staggered beginning in key cities including: Wayne and Clifton
(Passaic County), followed by Montclair (Essex County) and then Hoboken and Jersey City
(Hudson County).

“Reliance on volunteers is a critical component of the program and the app’s design makes it
perfect for participation during our current times,” Kinner comments. “Minimal direct contact is
required, and it is simple to use and infinitely flexible based on someone’s availability or
location,” Kinner concludes.

 

Expansion of Table to Table’s I-Rescue into Essex, Hudson and Passaic Counties is made
possible by a generous, anonymous donor, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of New Jersey and Konica
Minolta. To help Table to Table in their mission to eliminate food insecurity in Northern New
Jersey, Donate Now. And, if your organization would like to become a corporate partner,
click here or email Eda Tekeoglu.

About Table to Table
Table to Table is New Jersey’s first food rescue organization. Committed to feeding our hungry
neighbors in northern NJ, Table to Table rescues and delivers healthy, fresh and perishable
food from grocery stores, food distributors and restaurants, and in doing so, nourishes the
community while helping our 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
295 million meals and saved nearly 96,000 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 12
consecutive years. Learn more by visiting https://tabletotable.org/

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