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
Trenton Thunder Charities, through its Community Grant Program, awarded $2,500 to Mercer Street Friends for the Trenton Digital Initiative. The Trenton Digital Initiative teaches youth basic computer skills and gives them the opportunity to build their own computers, which they take with them at the program’s completion.
Church & Dwight Company, Inc., a Ewing-based consumer products company, made a year-end donation of $46,000 to Mercer Street Friends Food Bank to support its hunger relief programs. The check was delivered to the Food Bank by the company’s Deputy General Counsel, Andy Forsell. In addition, Church & Dwight donated 450 cases of Oxy Clean laundry detergent to be distributed by the Food Bank to low-income individuals, families and seniors.
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