United Way of Greater Mercer County Organizes Volunteers to Strike Out Hunger

Volunteers from Mercer County gathered at Sun Bank Arena in Trenton on Tuesday, June 27, ready to make nutritious and filling individual oatmeal packs at the Third Annual Strike Out Hunger Event.

Strike Out Hunger is a campaign headed by United Way of Greater Mercer County (UWGMC) with a goal of raising money and donating food to help keep children whose families struggle with food insecurity from going hungry during the summer months when school-based feeding programs are not available. This year, United Way of Greater Mercer County partnered with Mercer Street Friends Food Bank for Strike Out Hunger.

UWGMC donated the proceeds of the Strike Out Hunger campaign to Mercer Street Friends Food Bank and other hunger-relief organizations in Trenton. The Food Bank will distribute the oatmeal packs and other donated food to food pantries and meal sites, to seniors through its mobile pantry, and to children through its Send Hunger Packing Program (SHUP).

“We are grateful to the United Way for asking us to partner with them on Strike Out Hunger,” said Armstead Johnson, executive director of Mercer Street Friends, “It was exciting to see first-hand the enthusiasm of the volunteers and the United Way staff.”