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.
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Volunteers from Mercer County gathered at Sun Bank Arena in Trenton on Tuesday, June 27, ready to make nutritious and filling individual oatmeal packs at the Third Annual Strike Out Hunger Event.
Strike Out Hunger is a campaign headed by United Way of Greater Mercer County (UWGMC) with a goal of raising money and donating food to help keep children whose families struggle with food insecurity from going hungry during the summer months when school-based feeding programs are not available. This year, United Way of Greater Mercer County partnered with Mercer Street Friends Food Bank for Strike Out Hunger.
UWGMC donated the proceeds of the Strike Out Hunger campaign to Mercer Street Friends Food Bank and other hunger-relief organizations in Trenton. The Food Bank will distribute the oatmeal packs and other donated food to food pantries and meal sites, to seniors through its mobile pantry, and to children through its Send Hunger Packing Program (SHUP).
“We are grateful to the United Way for asking us to partner with them on Strike Out Hunger,” said Armstead Johnson, executive director of Mercer Street Friends, “It was exciting to see first-hand the enthusiasm of the volunteers and the United Way staff.”
Congratulations to Cambridge School in Pennington, NJ, winner of the 2016 Governor’s Cup! This is the second time that Cambridge School has won this prestigious service award, given to the school that collects the most food for its local food bank throughout the competition.
In addition to collecting food, students are required to educate their peers and community about hunger and create their own marketing campaign to support the food drive.
Mercer Street Friends is grateful to all the schools in Mercer County that participated in Students Change Hunger and proud that once again one of our local schools has won this prestigious statewide award.