What We Do

refridgerator with food

Shearit HaPlate of Bergen County, Inc. (SHPBC) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to minimizing the waste of kosher food from local family occasions, community events, restaurants and stores, and distributing that food to those in need. Since 2008, SHPBC has been collecting, repackaging and distributing surplus food to individuals and families in Bergen County in a respectful way that helps to ensure the recipients' dignity. In addition, our successful annual post-Purim collection of leftover non-perishable food has resulted in the donation of a significant amount of food to local families, food pantries and other charitable organizations. Shearit HaPlate of Bergen County, Inc. is a recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and any monetary donations are tax-deductible.