Mercer Street Friends leads the community response to hunger in Mercer County, providing food and linking prevention programs to children, adults and seniors who face hunger and food insecurity on a daily basis.
BREAKING THE CYCLE OF ABUSE AND NEGLECT
Mercer Street Friends works with fragile at-risk families, guiding and leading them toward a healthier, safer life and brighter future.
CLOSING EDUCATION DISPARITIES
Mercer Street Friends helps children, youth and adults overcome achievement gaps and barriers to school success and employment.
Latest News & Events
Mercer Street Friends Pre-School, a full-year program that is free for children who live in Trenton, has immediate openings for new students. Children residing in Trenton who were 3 years old as of Sept 2014 are eligible for the program. For more information contact the Mercer Street Friends Pre-School at 609-656-5220.
The Food Bank congratulates the participating schools in this year’s Students Change Hunger Food Drive for their record-breaking success. Below are the totals for each school:
Ben Franklin Elementary School 1,127 pounds
Cambridge School 4,073 pounds
Lewis School of Princeton 256 pounds
Homeschool Co-Op of Hamilton 60 pounds
Hopewell Valley Central High School 2,285 pounds
John Witherspoon Middle School 8,789 pounds
Notre Dame High School 1,700 pounds
Stuart School 324 pounds
The College of New Jersey 103 pounds
A Taste-Full Evening was a resounding success!
Thank you to our sponsors, guests, the restaurants and caterers that donated their time and delicious food tastings, and everyone else who made this such a special event.
The money raised will support Mercer Street Friends as we serve the Trenton community through our many programs, including the Mercer Street Friends Food Bank; Youth; Adult Education; Parent and Child; and the Mercer Street Friends Pre-School.
ShopRite LPGA Classic awards a $25,000 grant to the Mercer Street Friends Food Bank for our child hunger programs. This funding will help close meals gaps and reduce food hardships for children who experience the pain and indignity of hunger.
The grant from ShopRite LPGA Classic will benefit over 500 food insecure children who receive our Send Hunger Packing weekend food packs; 150 low-income children who will receive breakfast and lunch meals through our summer feeding program; and the families whom we enroll in SNAP so they can shop for food and not see their children go hungry.
We applaud ShopRite for raising awareness about hunger and supporting the work of front line hunger relief programs.