President of Princeton University, Christopher L. Eisgruber, joined university staff and faculty recently for a visit to the Food Bank. They learned about the critical services that the Food Bank provides to those facing hunger in Mercer County and then they sorted and packed food for distribution. You can read the story on the Princeton University website by clicking here.
The staff of the Princeton Area Community Foundation (PACF) recently toured the Food Bank with PACF donors who wanted a behind-the-scenes understanding of the operation and the multiple services the Food Bank provides. PACF reported on the visit in its first newsletter of the new year. You can read the story here: http://goo.gl/ENruSw
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.