Empower. Thrive.

Where there is a need, Mercer Street Friends will find a way.

Mercer Street Friends is a nonprofit organization that provides food for those who are food insecure, support for families, and educational opportunities that lead to better tomorrows. We work in collaboration with social and human service organizations, the Trenton School District and medical health resources to ensure that families of all ages and stages can access the services they need to live a more fulfilling life.

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Our Mission

Nourishing minds and bodies;
Empowering families and communities.

Food & Meal Services

In partnership with our friends at Trenton Health Team, a list of all places you can visit for food.

Mercer Street Friends - Meal Finder Map

March 27, 2024

Mercer Street Friends Community Schools Hosts Event to Highlight Trenton School District’s Reading Intervention Program

On Wednesday, March 27, Mercer Street Friends hosted an event at Luis Muñoz-Rivera School to highlight the Trenton Public School District’s Reading Intervention Program, during which the New Jersey State Golf Association Youth Foundation made a generous $25,000 donation to support the program.

March 1, 2024

Mercer Street Friends Responds to Food Insecurity with three School-Based Pantries in Trenton District

On Friday, March 1, Mercer Street Friends opened a Choice Food Pantry at Luis Muñoz-Rivera Elementary School, the third pantry in the Trenton Public School District. With 27% of Trenton residents experiencing food insecurity, school-based pantries are critical in addressing food gaps for children and their families.

December 17, 2023

The Power of Neighbors Supporting Neighbors

We believe in the power of neighbors supporting neighbors. As the Food Bank of Mercer County, we are rapidly responding by providing food and resources to our more than 100 pantry partners throughout the county. It is through these partnerships we distributed over 6 million meals this year. But the need does not stop and we need your help.

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