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Stamp out Hunger Food Drive on Saturday, May 9th–Letter Carriers to Deliver Area Donations to Mercer Street Friends Food Bank





On Saturday, May 9th, Mercer Street Friends Food Bank will get a special delivery of food to help feed the hungry in Mercer County, courtesy of the National Association of Letter Carriers and local residents.

Donating food is as easy as mailing a letter–and it doesn’t require a stamp. Place non-perishable food items in plastic or paper containers (no glass containers, please) in a sturdy bag next to your mailbox or the place where your mail is delivered and the letter carrier will pick it up. The following is a list of suggested non-perishable food items to donate: Canned tuna, chicken or salmon; Single-serving fruit cups; Soup; Microwaveable Meals; Peanut Butter; Jam or Jelly; and Oatmeal Packets.

Saturday, April 25th: Princeton TruckFest to Benefit Mercer Street Friends Food Bank

Looking for a great excuse to throw calorie-counting and cholesterol caution to the wind?
Join us on Saturday, April 25th from 2pm to 6pm as the Princeton Prospect Foundation, a charitable coalition of Princeton University’s Eating Clubs, hosts the Princeton TruckFest. Food trucks serving artisanal treats and international street foods will line Prospect Street in front of the Eating Clubs. Mercer Street Friends Food Bank has been chosen to receive proceeds from the event.

For more information about Princeton Truckfest, including a list of food trucks and scheduled entertainers, visit

Coming up on Sunday, April 26th:
Visit the Food Bank table at Communiversity in Princeton.


MSF Food Bank Director Rucha Gadre Discusses the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on Saturday, May 9th!

Trenton Thunder Awards $2,500 to Trenton Digital Initiative

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 Makes Year-End Donations to Food Bank

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.