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 inception over 250,000 bags, totaling 4 million meals, have been distributed.

“The Food Bank’s operations will continue to adjust to the needs of the community, as we especially saw during the pandemic. The Community Food Bag program was developed to aid and sustain families who may have difficulty making ends meet, in addition to the other food items we provide to our agency pantry partners.”

James “Butter” Allen, Director of Food Bank
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