Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora helps Distribute Emergency Food Bags

On Thursday, April 9, 2020, Mercer Street Friends, in partnership with the Trenton School District and Aramark, hosted its fourth week of distributing emergency food bags to families in Trenton. Lines of people formed an hour before bags were ready to be handed out, and once again, the need was clear and painfully evident, as over 1,000 bags were offered this week. At six distribution sites throughout the city, individuals and families seeking food for the weekend were greeted by staff and volunteers, including Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora who handed out bags at Trenton Central High School.

Bernie Flynn, CEO of Mercer Street Friends, said, “we are grateful to Mayor Gusciora for his attention to the needs of the Trenton community, particularly those facing the question of where their next meal will come from. Mercer Street Friends remains committed to ensuring that for each week our community requests emergency meal bags, we will be there to respond to their request.”

The philanthropic community continues to respond to the incredible need that has emerged in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are grateful to the individuals, foundations, small businesses, and corporations that have offered emergency funds dedicated to supporting food insecurity initiatives. To join others in making a gift to Mercer Street Friends, please visit www.mercerstreetfriends.org and click “Donate Now.” For those who would like to volunteer to assemble or distribute emergency food bags, please call Sherries Anderson at 609-278-5546 or email sanderson@mercerstreetfriends.org.