This fall was an exceptionally successful season for Table to Table’s “Bag a Lunch, Help a Bunch” campaign, an initiative that encourages businesses, schools and individuals to donate money they usually spend on lunch to help feed the hungry. Based in Englewood Cliffs, Table to Table is a rescue program that collects prepared and perishable food that would otherwise be wasted and delivers it to more than 70 hunger relief agencies throughout Bergen, Hudson, Essex and Passaic Counties.
Over 2.5 million meals will be delivered as a result of the cooperative efforts of all who participated.This year, which was the eighth season for the initiative, the one-day initiative exceeded all previous records by 50 percent.
This year’s top five earning companies and schools included The Medicines Company in Parsippany, Takasago International in Rockleigh, Paramus Catholic High School in Paramus, Bogert School in Upper Saddle River and Hartz Mountain in Secaucus. Inserra ShopRite Supermarkets served as presenting sponsors, while grand sponsors included Becton Dickinson, The Record, and Honda of Tenafly.
Editorial Intern: Sabrina Szteinbaum is a sophomore at Rutgers University majoring in Journalism & Media Studies, but those are just the basics! She is a Jersey-born, city-loving foodie who can be found running around New York City in search of the best cupcake, cookie, or piece of cake to feature on her baking blog. Sabrina has been baking since age 12, and has been documenting her confections at The Sugarcoated Life since August 2012. At Rutgers, Sabrina works as a correspondent for The Daily Targum. Her love of journalism has landed her the roles of newscaster and assistant news director on WRSU, one of Rutgers’ radio stations.