From 4,300 to 6,600 Turkeys in 12 Months

“Look at the size of that turkey!” – 8-year-old Denise.

Mercer Street Friends Food Bank will distribute 6,600 Thanksgiving turkeys this year, up from 4,300 in 2020.

James “Butter” Allen, Food Bank Director, noted, “Families seeking hunger relief, particularly around the holidays, know that Mercer Street Friends and our partners throughout the county will be there for them. The increase in turkeys represents what we are seeing each day – families continue to be hungry and that doesn’t stop at holiday time.”

In addition to the turkeys, Mercer Street Friends has been a beneficiary of incredible support from corporations, businesses, schools, and religious institutions. Baskets, bags, and boxes filled with nonperishable items and traditional Thanksgiving sides – stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, green beans, – have been donated to complete the Thanksgiving table and fill shelves in kitchens!

We are grateful to so many friends for their commitment to addressing hunger in Mercer County, including and not limited to:

United Way of Greater Mercer County
River Horse Brewing
The Foxmoor Communities
J&J Janssen Pharmaceuticals
Weidel Realtors
St. Ann’s School
Titusville UMC
The Learning Experience
Mercer County Technical School
Amerikick Princeton
Kindercare – Robbinsville
Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney
Makefield Agency
Bratton Estate & Elder Care
Faith Baptist Church of Hamilton

We give thanks to all who continue to support Mercer Street Friends’ mission and most importantly, have a lasting impact on children, adults, and families in Trenton and Mercer County.

Happy Thanksgiving!



Nourishing minds and bodies.
Empowering families and communities.