The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) put the average amount of residential food waste at about 325lbs. a year per person. Table to Table is Bergen County’s answer to that problem. According to their website, they estimate that they have saved over 71,000 tons of food from being wasted and have delivered over 227 million meals. Those are staggering numbers, and now, with their new I-Rescue App, they will be able to reach potentially wasted food in smaller establishments.
Places like restaurants and country clubs are not large enough contributors of food waste, not when compared to supermarkets. That makes it an inefficient choice to send a truck out to pick up donations, but with I-Rescue, food donors are able to send messages to the smaller, more nimble network of volunteers that can now quickly spring to action to get that food picked up and redistributed. It is an example of the good things that technology can achieve.
If you live or own a food business in Northern New Jersey you can find the I-Rescue App in The App Store and Google Play.
If you would like to contact Table to Table to volunteer or donate, you may do so by visiting them on the web, http://tabletotable.org. Or, if you wish, you may call them at (201)444-5500.