Table to Table receives $100K grant from Impact100 Garden State

New Jersey’s first food rescue organization, Table to Table, is the recipient of a $100,000 grant from Impact100 Garden State for its program, “Food Rescue Heroes: Bridging the Gap Between Food Waste & Food Insecurity.”

The funding will allow the Saddle Brook food rescue nonprofit, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, to expand its mission of rescuing food, reducing waste and relieving hunger into Morris County, adding to its existing footprint of Bergen, Essex, Hudson and Passaic counties.

Food rescue efforts from this grant will be supported by Table to Table I-Rescue, the nonprofit’s popular volunteer-based app powered by Food Rescue Hero.

“We are over the moon with excitement and incredibly grateful to the generous members of Impact100 Garden State for choosing to make this investment in Table to Table’s mission,” Heather Thompson, executive director, Table to Table, said. “We are eager to spread our wings into Morris County with our Table to Table I-Rescue App, and we look forward to welcoming Morris County partners and volunteers to our Table to Table family.”

Impact100 Garden State, an all-women, all-volunteer organization, pools member contributions to make high-impact grants. The collective giving group has donated more than $3.5 million to area nonprofits since it began grant-giving in 2013. This year, a record membership of 408 women allowed Impact100 Garden State to give four $100,000 grants for the first time.

Debbie Seme, president of Impact100 Garden State, said Impact100 Garden State was thrilled to support the essential work of Table to Table and to continue its mission of making a significant impact in the communities.