Bridging opportunity gaps…helping families and communities make the journey out of poverty.


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.


Mercer Street Friends works with fragile at-risk families, guiding and leading them toward a healthier, safer life and brighter future.


Mercer Street Friends helps children, youth and adults overcome achievement gaps and barriers to school success and employment.

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Mercer Street Friends invites you to

A Taste-Full Evening

Friday, October 17, 2014
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

*Food Tastings * Wine and Beer * Live Music *Silent Auction * A Little Magic * A lot of fun *

Location: 824 Silvia Street, Ewing (MSF Food Bank warehouse)

 Tickets: $85.00 per person
To purchase tickets click here then select
“Taste-Full Tickets” from the pull down menu
Send payment by mail to:
Mercer Street Friends
151 Mercer Street
Trenton, NJ 08611
 Be sure to write Taste-Full tickets on the check

Champion Sponsors
Church & Dwight
Novo Nordisk
Saker ShopRite
Syncro Technology Corp.

Advocate Sponsors
 Johnson Kendall Johnson
Stevens & Lee

Benefactor Sponsors
Pennswood Village

ShopRite LPGA Classic awards a $25,000 grant to the Mercer Street Friends Food Bank for our child hunger programs

Shop RiteShopRite 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.

A new strategic direction for Mercer Street Friends

A new strategic direction for Mercer Street Friends—To create the first “community school” in Trenton. Capitalizing on our expertise, experience, knowledge and the research on effective anti-poverty strategies, Mercer Street Friends is committing to bringing an integrated support services model, commonly known as “community schools” to the City of Trenton public school system. A community school is a collaboration of the public school, non-profit agencies, and community-based organizations to provide comprehensive academic, social and health services for students, their families and the community that will result in improved educational outcomes for children.

It is neither our aim to create a school, nor to abandon our current spectrum of services. But we are persuaded that adopting this approach will allow for better utilization of existing resources, clearer evaluative criteria, and most importantly, more penetrating and sustainable community impact.

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