Holiday Food Drive

The Mercer Street Friends Food Bank has been at the forefront of the fight to end hunger in the greater Mercer County area, supplying food to over 50 pantries, shelters, and soup kitchens for nearly two decades.

Collection Dates: December 2-December 18, 2019

Collection boxes will be available at the following locations: New South, A Level; E-Quad, C232; Jadwin Gym lobby; MacMillan Building; Robertson Hall; Lewis Thomas Laboratory; West College; 22 Chambers Street; Nassau Hall, Room 9; Lewis Arts complex, Arts Tower N205; U Now Nursery School; 185 Nassau Street; Guyot Hall, atrium and Room 112; Digital Print Center, 201 Nassau Street; 701 Carnegie Center; Lewis Library, Room 335; 171 Broadmead; Helm Building; Frist Campus Center, 100 level; 200 Elm Drive; Jadwin Hall, Second Floor; 693 Alexander Road and the Andlinger Center, Room 113.

Most needed food and home and beauty products: Canned salmon, tuna or chicken, low sodium soups, fruit cocktail in 100 percent juice, rice, whole grains, beans, nuts, crackers, peanut butter, jelly, gravy, herbs or spices, vinegar, mustard, canned vegetables (spinach, carrots, yams, peas, and tomatoes), shelf stable fat free milk, whole-grain pasta, pasta sauce, cereal (Fiber One, Cheerios), salad dressing,  dish and laundry detergents, soaps and body wash, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, feminine products. Send Hunger Packing Program provides school aged children in need with nutritionally sound, easy-to-open meals to get them through the weekend. Items needed include: single serve 100% juice boxes, cereal – individual bowls or boxes, Starkist Tuna to Go or equivalent, Bumble Bee Tuna Salad with Crackers to Go or equivalent, Chef Boyardee Microwaveable Bowls or equivalent, Campbell or Progresso Microwaveable Bowls or equivalent, Hormel Completes Entrees or equivalent, peanut butter – 18 oz., Jif to Go (little peanut butter cups), grape jelly in plastic containers – 14 to 18 oz., Yo On The Go – yogurt smoothie drink in shelf stable brick packs, granola bars, and applesauce.

Please note: We cannot accept home-canned food, open packages, expired baby food, or any kind of glass container. Thank you.