A Jersey Summer Friday…

New Jersey is well known as a summer destination. People from near and far take to our beaches, boardwalks, and camp sites to enjoy respite from the fast-paced world around them. This year, on certain days, things look a bit different in Jersey. The amusement parks are less crowded, the line for Kohr’s custard stand is not as long, and 6-foot blankets are now the standard on the dunes of Sandy Hook down to the sands of Cape May.

Just miles away from what many know of “the shore,” the basic needs of our neighbors continue to grow. Trenton children await lunch and a snack every day as a part of the Summer Meal Program. Individuals and families await Weekend Community Food Bags throughout Trenton and Mercer County. Mercer Street Friends is there to ensure that our neighbors know that summer does not mean that their needs will not be met.

With the help of our incredible volunteers, on Friday, July 17, 2020, 1,710 Weekend Community Food Bags were distributed to our neighbors in Trenton and throughout Mercer County.

Mercer Street Friends has received tremendous support from nearly 3,000 donors since March 16, 2020. We are grateful to each one. Every Friday, we look forward to highlighting groups of individuals, families, businesses and foundations who have provided contributions, ensuring that all who have invested in Mercer Street Friends know their gifts have had an incredible impact on our community.

Anne and George Carcagno
Kathleen Fazzari
Eliane Geren
Beth and Tom Gianfagna
Gordon Family Action Fund at Schwab Charitable
Greater Mt. Zion AME Church
Katherine E. Herring
Somasundaram and Saroja Ilangovan
Kalpana Iyer
Gretchen Cathey and Dennis Jordan
Frank Kanther
Richard and Christine Kitto
Steven Klemchalk
Reverend Faith Mack
Sachin and Payal Mandrekar
Nancy and Peter Martin
Douglas Meaker
Robert F. Murray
Niagara Pal
Barbara S. Rapaport
Emily K. Reeves
Michaela Rosenbaum
Mary A. Schmidt
W. Marshall and Cornelia Schmidt
Patricia Sherwin
Carl and Melinda Sonnenfeld
Universal Display Corporation
Marue E. Walizer
Gerard and Denise Wilder
Louise Witonsky