The evening will include a “Taste of New Jersey,” in which regional favorites from the Garden State will be featured. Partners of Rock and Wrap It Up!, a nonprofit organization that saves unused food destined for landfills and delivers it to local shelters, will collect leftovers from the event.
Regions represented in the “Taste of New Jersey” will include: Newark, Trenton, Camden, Hammonton, the Skylands and High Point regions, North Jersey and shore destinations such as Cape May, Atlantic City and Point Pleasant. S
ome of the local businesses participating in the “Taste of New Jersey” include: Jimmy Buffs Italian Hot Dogs and Hobby’s Delicatessen, from Newark, Joe Leone’s, an Italian specialty store based in Point Pleasant, and Campbell’s Soup, originally from Camden.
“We all know New Jersey is home to the best and most diverse food in the world and we are excited to offer everyone a sampling of that on inauguration night,” said New Jersey Inaugural 2010 Committee Chairman Todd Christie.
At the end of the evening, affiliates of Rock and Wrap It Up! will collect leftover food and deliver it to local shelters.
Founded in 1991, Rock and Wrap It Up began collecting prepared but unsold food that would otherwise end up in landfills and bringing them to local shelters. Since then, the organization has expanded its efforts, collecting food from sporting events, schools, college campuses and hotels. Its efforts have helped feed over 100,000,000 people. For more information, call (877) 691-FOOD.