Next Collection on May 12
Trinity Hunger Fund partners include Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, Episcopal Relief & Development, Arm in Arm, Bread for the World, and Mercer Street Friends. Last year, Trinity members contributed over $20,000 to these hunger-relief non-profits.
The second Sunday of each month, a collection is taken using Hunger Fund designated envelopes in the pews. Each year these funds have grown and have made a big difference both locally and internationally.
This months contributions will go to Mercer Street Friends, a large organization headquartered in Trenton and Ewing and led by Executive Director Armstrong Johnson. Mercer Street Friends distributes food to over 70 county food pantries. Today, we especially want to focus on their children’s programs.
Send Hunger Packing
In partnership with 23 local schools, the Food Bank provides over 750 children identified as at-risk for hunger with nutritious kid-friendly food that they take home Friday afternoons during the school year. The food packs ensure that the children have meals to eat over the weekend and return to school nourished and ready to learn.
The Food Bank provides breakfast and lunch meals for low-income children who face meal gaps when school-based breakfast and lunch programs are not available during the summer. The Urban Promise Summer Camps team up with Mercer Street Friends to feed the campers.
Senior & Family Food Boxes
The Food Bank delivers food boxes of food and fresh produce to families, seniors, and disabled citizens who are experiencing food shortages but cannot get to a food pantry or meal site for assistance due to restricted mobility, transportation, or work schedule.