Senator Teresa Ruiz donates 1,500 Pounds of Apples from Gleaning Event to Table to Table at Newark Central High School


[Trenton, NJ] Senate President Pro Tempore M. Teresa Ruiz presented a donation from her gleaning event to Table to Table at Newark Central High School on Monday.

Table to Table is a community-based food rescue program that collects perishable food that would otherwise be wasted and delivers it to organizations that serve the hungry in Bergen, Essex, Hudson and Passaic counties.

The 1,500 pound donation is being made in partnership with the New Jersey Farm Bureau, the New Jersey Agricultural Society, Table to Table, Giamarese Farm, Farmers Against Hunger and volunteers from Newark Central High School and the greater Newark community.

The gleaning event and donation kicked off the Senator’s school nutrition package which she plans to introduce in the coming months.