Mercer Street Friends - Community Food Bag

Community Food Bags

In response to schools closing during the COVID-19 pandemic, in March 2020, Food Bank Director James “Butter” Allen created the Community Food Bag program. Adapted from SHUP (Send Hunger Packing), the weekend meal bag program, Community Food Bags provide 16 meals to families throughout Trenton and Mercer County. Since its […]

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Mercer Street Friends - Students Change Hunger

Students Change Hunger

Students Change Hunger (SCH) is a friendly competition where schools and youth community groups host food and/or fund drives at their schools to help feed our hungry New Jersey neighbors. Schools compete to donate the most food or funds to fight back against hunger in our state between September and

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Mercer Street Friends - Send Hunger Packing

Send Hunger Packing

The Send Hunger Packing program (SHUP) is a meal bag program that helps feed food insecure students over the weekend when they lack access to school meals. Through partnerships with over 30 sites, including the Trenton School District, nearly 60,000 SHUP bags per year are distributed throughout Mercer County. With

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