||Every year in Israel, millions of pounds of excess prepared and perishable food are thrown in the garbage. Table to Table was founded in January 2003 to ensure that excess food isn't wasted, but rather ends up at its proper destination: people in need. Serving as Israel's umbrella organization for the donation of surplus food, Table to Table collects excess, unsold food from catered events, corporate cafeterias, army bases, food manufacturers, bakeries, farms and packing houses and delivers the food to non-profit organizations throughout Israel that serve those in need.
Since its inception, Table to Table has grown from a one-person campaign to an operation with a team of tens of thousands of volunteers, and a staff of 15 full-time employees. With the help of these well-organized and highly motivated individuals, Table to Table has grown into Israel's central destination for the donation and distribution of excess food. Every week, Table to Table rescues and distributes tens of thousands of fresh meals, tons of fruits and vegetables, and tens of thousands of fresh products.
Table to Table supplies the food it collects to non-profit agencies throughout Israel, including food banks, homeless shelters, afternoon-clubs for youth, seniors' residences, battered-women's shelters, meals-on-wheels programs, and more. Through Project Reach Out (PRO), Table to Table places an emphasis on aiding agencies in periphery communities, some of the most economically challenged cities in Israel, such as Givat Olga, Kiryat Malachi, and Sderot.
Table to Table collects excess food by day and night, throughout Israel. Among our projects: