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.

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Mercer Street Friends Opened 2nd School-Based Food Pantry in Trenton District

On Friday, December 15, Mercer Street Friends opened a Choice Food Pantry at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School, the second of three planned in the Trenton School District. With the goal of expanding resources currently offered through the Mercer Street Friends Community Schools program, a school-based food pantry helps to address food gaps, nutrition concerns, and stress, for school children and their families.

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Human Connection is our Superpower

Human connection is our superpower. Our programs – focused on food, family, and education – are based on seeing first-hand, the power of people helping people. Mercer Street Friends responds to our neighbors throughout Mercer County, thanks to you. We invite you to join us in reflecting on the power of these vital programs and those who make them possible, through the human connection.

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Guest op-ed: Addressing the Silent Epidemic — Food Insecurity in Mercer County

In the heart of New Jersey lies a shadowed reality that often goes unnoticed amidst our thriving communities—the silent epidemic of food insecurity. Mercer County, a region known for its cultural diversity and economic vitality, faces an escalating crisis that demands immediate attention.

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Mercer Street Friends to Open Family Resource Center at Gregory Elementary

Trenton, NJ: Mercer Street Friends, a nonprofit whose mission supports local families through comprehensive food and education programs, is set to open the first Choice Food Pantry in a Trenton District School, as part of a comprehensive Family Resource Center. As an extension of Mercer Street Friends’ Community Schools program

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Summer Bridge Spotlight: All Good at Gregory

We’re off to a great start at B.C. Gregory Elementary with 80+ students – kindergarten through third grade – who’ve joined us for Summer Bridge 2023, an extension of Mercer Street Friends’ Community Schools initiative. Mornings at Summer Bridge are spent in the classroom with Trenton Public School educators (current and retired), teaching math and reading.

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Summer Bridge = Summer Fun!

School’s Out, Summer’s In at Mercer Street Friends’ Summer Bridge programs at B.C. Gregory Elementary School and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School in Trenton, New Jersey. Summer Bridge is an extension of our Community School initiative in the Trenton School District serving hundreds of local students and families

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Annual Leadership Awards Celebration 2023

Mercer Street Friends’ Leadership Awards event is a unique opportunity to recognize individuals and organizations for their outstanding leadership through service to the Greater Trenton community. “When you consider the longevity of loyalty to service by this distinguished group of leaders, it’s extraordinary. Each of the honorees have supported our organization for

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Mercer Street Friends Honors Local Leaders For Outstanding Service to the Community

Ewing, NJ – June 14, 2023: Mercer Street Friends, a nonprofit whose mission supports local families through comprehensive food and education programs, hosted their third annual Leadership Awards event at the organization’s food bank in Ewing, New Jersey. On Tuesday, June 13, more than 200 guests gathered to celebrate local

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Mercer Street Friends’ Reading Intervention Program Has Significant Impact

Trenton, NJ: Mercer Street Friends, a nonprofit whose mission supports local families through comprehensive food and education programs, hosted an award ceremony and luncheon to recognize achievement in reading for first through third grade students at Benjamin C. Gregory Elementary School in Trenton, New Jersey. On Wednesday, May 24, more

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Mercer Street Friends’ Reading Intervention Yields Positive Results for Rivera Students

Trenton, NJ: On Wednesday, March 22, Mercer Street Friends, a nonprofit whose mission supports local families through comprehensive food and education programs, hosted an award ceremony and luncheon to recognize achievement in reading for first grade students at Luis Muñoz-Rivera Elementary School in Trenton, New Jersey. Forty students and their

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