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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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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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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