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Mercer Street Friends Food Bank: A Community Response to Hunger

WE FEED THE HUNGRY....
Our Food Bank supplies over 2.5 million pounds of food each year to more than 60 organizations in Mercer County including the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK), Homefront, Crisis Ministry, and The Rescue Mission of Trenton, that feed over 25,000 people at risk for hunger. Our Send Hunger Packing program provides 250 children with backpacks full of nutritious food to tide them over weekends and school breaks when they have no access to school breakfast and lunch programs and would otherwise go hungry. Our outreach programs link food insecure individuals and families to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, summer feeding sites and other hunger prevention program and resources, and our nutritionist provides education on healthy eating with a particular focus on combating childhood obesity.

Since 1987, the Mercer Street Friends Food Bank has been leading the community response to hunger in Mercer County. The Food Bank originated with a simple aim: to link donated food to people in need. Today we are the largest source of government and privately donated food in Mercer County. We channel 2.5 million pounds of food and groceries annually to 60 charitable food providers, such as food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters. Our efficient and effective food donation and distribution system is a vital community link ensuring that people in need can access free groceries and wholesome meals from a charitable food provider in their neighborhood.

How the food reaches those in need

Manufacturers
Processors
Distributors
Wholesalers
Retailers
Farmers
Growers
USDA
Food Drives
(Donated and/or purchased)


MERCER STREET FRIENDS FOOD BANK


Food pantries
Soup Kitchens
Shelters
Group Homes
Meal sites
Day Care Centers
Youth Programs


The working poor, children of low-income households,
elderly, disabled, unemployed, and homeless
living in Mercer County.

 

Mercer Street Friends Food Bank
824 Silvia Street, Ewing, NJ 08628
Phone: 609-406-0503
Fax: 609-406-7328
E-mail: foodbankinfo@mercerstreetfriends.org