Table to Table is a community-based food rescue program that collects fresh and perishable food that would otherwise be wasted and delivers it to nearly 70 recipient agencies that serve the hungry throughout Bergen, Hudson, Passaic and Essex counties in New Jersey.
“As a company with New Jersey roots, we feel it is important to be a strong community partner and give back to residents that are less fortunate,” said MaxLite President and CEO Yon Sung. “I am proud to match the generosity of our team members with a company donation to Table to Table.”
This marks the fourth year MaxLite has participated in Table to Table’s “Bag a Lunch, Help a Bunch” campaign. Employees at the company’s West Caldwell headquarters were asked to donate the equivalent of one day’s lunch money, or more, and place the donation within Table to Table’s “Bag a Lunch, Help a Bunch” signature brown paper collection bags. In return, they received a company-sponsored lunch and a 100 percent match on their donation.
Employee contributions totaled $750, and MaxLite matched the contribution dollar for dollar. Table to Table is able to serve its recipients meals at less than 10 cents per meal, and through MaxLite’s contributions, the organization will be able to provide nearly 15,000 meals.
“MaxLite has once again proven to be the quintessential corporate partner,” said Table to Table Executive Director Ilene Isaacs. “The extraordinary commitment of the company’s ownership to this program translates year after year to an enthusiastic and robust employee response. Since they began participating in in our Bag a Lunch, Help a Bunch initiative four years ago, MaxLite has helped us deliver tens of thousands of meals to the people in our community who need it most. We were thrilled and grateful to have MaxLite join us for ‘lunch’ again this fall.”