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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!

2015 Trenton Pre-K Fair March 5th & 6th

The Trenton Board of Education will be hosting the 2015 Pre-K Fair Thursday, March 5th and Friday, March 6th at the Ellis Auditorium located in the Trenton Board of Education building at 108 North Clinton Avenue. Mercer Street Friends Preschool will be participating in the Pre-K Fair so that parents and guardians of eligible 3- and 4-year-olds can learn more about our Preschool program.

The hours of the Pre-K Fair are Thursday, March 5th, 10:30am-1:00pm and 2:30pm- 7:00pm; and Friday, March 6th, 9:30am-Noon and 1:30pm- 4:00pm. If you have questions about the Pre-K Fair, please contact the Trenton Office of Early Childhood at 609-656-4900 Ext. 5712.



Mercer Street Friends and Trenton Public Schools Sponsor Free Eye Exams and Prescription Glasses for Children and Adults 

On Wednesday, March 11th, from 1pm to 7pm, Mercer Street Friends and the Trenton Public Schools will sponsor the first Community School event for students and community residents. Optical Academy, a mobile vision care clinic, will perform eye exams and prescription glasses services at the Rivera Middle School, the site of the Community School. The services will be free to those with proof of medical insurance or Medicaid coverage.  For those without insurance, the cost for the exam and glasses will be as low as $59. 

You must register in advance in order to receive an exam. The deadline for registration is Wednesday, March 4th. Please click here to register. If you have questions, please call Anniesha Walker at (609) 656-5204.

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 11th, from 1pm to 7pm 
Location: Rivera Middle School, 400 North Montgomery Street in Trenton