TRENTON — As the shutdown of the federal government will soon reach into its second month, local federal employees and furloughed workers and their families are seeking food and additional resources at food pantries, food banks and meal sites. 

Mercer County has received many inquiries from citizens countywide who wish to assist those in need. Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes encourages all who can to donate supplies to their local food pantry, including such items as cereals, dry-good, canned goods, etc. Many organizations listed below will also accept donations of diapers, baby formula, toiletries, laundry detergent and other supplies. 

“The generosity of the people of Mercer County toward their friends and neighbors in need during the federal government shutdown is heartwarming and a testament to our county being among the greatest,” Mr. Hughes said. Among those affected by the shutdown are local federal Transportation Security Administration screeners at Trenton-Mercer Airport.

Please donate today!

List is also available online:

Food Pantries

A Better Way 340 Calhoun Street Trenton, NJ 08618 (609) 392-1224

Abundant Life Christian Fellowship 1440 Pennington Road Ewing, NJ  08618 (609) 883-9780

ARC/Mercer, Inc. 180 Ewingville Road Trenton, NJ 08638 (609) 406-0181

Arm in Arm – East Hanover Street 117 East Hanover Street Trenton, NJ 08618 (609) 396-9355

Arm in Arm- Client’s Choice, Hudson Street 48 Hudson Street Trenton, NJ 08611 (609) 341-0763

Arm in Arm – Princeton 61 Nassau Street  Princeton, NJ 08540 (609) 921-2135

Bethel French Seventh Day Adventist Church 207 Hillcrest Avenue Trenton, NJ 08618 (609) 532-8444

Bethel World Outreach Ministries 931 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Trenton, NJ 08638 (609) 284-3437

Catholic Charities Mercer Community Services 132 North Warren Street Trenton, NJ 08609 (609) 394-8847  Ext. 2504

Christ Presbyterian Church – Ginny’s Pantry 726 Klockner Road Hamilton, NJ 08619 (609) 635-7745

Community Action Service Center/RISE 225 Franklin Street Hightstown, NJ 08520 (609) 443-4464

Faith Deliverance Cathedral 15 Keswick Avenue Ewing, NJ 08638 (609)637-9604 or (856) 952-2430 cell

First Haitian Church of God 1501 Greenwood Avenue Trenton, NJ 08629 (609) 695-3708

First Presbyterian Church of Cranbury-Skeet’s Pantry 22 South Main Street Cranbury, NJ 08512 (609) 395-0897

Griggs Farm-Princeton Community Housing 205 Griggs Drive Princeton, NJ 08540 (609) 924- 3822

HomeFront Pantry 1880 Princeton Avenue Lawrenceville, NJ, 08648 (609) 989-9417

Isles Youth Institute- Ned’s Pantry 33 Tucker Street Trenton, NJ 08618 (609) 341-4752

Jewish Family and Children Services of Mercer County-Yvette Sarah Clayman Food Pantry 707 Alexander Road Princeton, NJ 08540 (609) 987-8100 x126

Lawrence Community Center (at Slackwood Elementary School) 295 Eggerts Crossing Road Lawrenceville, NJ, 08648 (609) 883-3379

Meals on Wheels of Mercer County 320 Hollowbrook Drive Ewing, NJ 08638 (609) 695-3483

Mercer Street Friends Center for Parent & Family Empowerment 222 North Hermitage Avenue Trenton, NJ 08618 (609) 278-6912

Mercer Street Friends Preschool 1201 West State Street Trenton, NJ 08618 (609) 656-5220

Morrisville Presbyterian Church – The Food Center 771 North Pennsylvania Avenue Morrisville, PA 19067 (215) 295-4191 x 230

Mt. Carmel Guild of Trenton 73 North Clinton Avenue Trenton, NJ 08609 (609) 392-5159

New Covenant United Methodist Church 1965 South Broad Street Trenton, NJ 08610 (609) 393-4725

New Hope Church of God 400 Hamilton Avenue Trenton, NJ 08609 (609) 393-3293

NJ Conference Adventist Community Services Center 2160 Brunswick Circle Lawrenceville, NJ, 08648 (609) 218-5651

Prima Iglesia Pentecostal Alpha and Omega Casa de Dios 347 Second Street Trenton, NJ 08611 (609) 571-9135

Princeton Deliverance Center 301 Southard St., Trenton, NJ 08609 (609) 392-9161

Rehoboth Petecostal Church, Inc. 1254 East State Street Trenton, NJ 08618 (609) 462-3970

Resurrection Lutheran Church 4315 Nottingham Way Hamilton, NJ 08690 (609) 586-3355

Rescue Mission of Trenton 98 Carroll Street Trenton, NJ 08618 (609) 396-2183

Sacred Heart Church 343 South Broad Street Trenton, NJ 08609 (609) 393-2801

The Salvation Army Trenton Citadel Corps Community Center 575 East State Street Trenton, NJ 08609 (609) 599-9373

Samaritan Baptist Church 531 Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard Trenton, NJ 08618 (609) 393-0016

St. Raphael Holy Angels Church 151 Gropp Avenue Hamilton, NJ 08610 (609) 585-3848

Turning Point Presbyterian Church 15 South Broad St., Trenton, NJ 08607 (609) 393-9574

Trenton Deliverance Center 100 South Clinton Ave., Trenton, NJ 08609 (609) 346-6208

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral 801 W. State St., Trenton, NJ 08618 (609) 392-3805

United Progress, Inc. 162 West State St., Trenton, NJ 08608 (609) 392-2161

The Victorious Church 320 Hollowbrook Drive, Ewing, NJ 08628 (609) 771-4251

Meal Sites & Shelters

Amani House (Shelter) 518-520 Martin Luther King Blvd. Trenton, NJ 08618 (609) 393- 3168 Click here for directions

Anchor House (Shelter) 482 Centre Street Trenton, NJ 08611 (609) 396-8329 Click here for directions

HomeFront’s Family Preservation Center (Shelter) 101 Celia Way, Ewing, NJ 08628 (609) 883-7500 (ext. 307)

Rescue Mission of Trenton (Shelter) 98 Carroll Street, Trenton NJ 08609 (609) 396-2183

Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) 72 Escher St., Trenton, NJ 08610 (609) 695-5456

TASK South Trenton Meal Sites Dinner is served from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm Monday-Wednesday at the First Baptist Church located at 128 Centre Street  Click here for directions Dinner is served Thursdays from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm at Divine Mercy Parish at St. Stanislaus Church located at 60 Randall Avenue Click here for directions

TASK West Trenton Meal Site Dinner is served Thursdays from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm in the Trinity Cathedral at 801 West State St. Click here for directions

TASK Hamilton Meal Site Mid-day meal is served Monday through Friday from 12 pm to 1 pm at Medallion Care at 1 Electronics Drive, Suite 105 Click here for directions

TASK Hightstown Meal Sites Dinner is served Mondays from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Hightstown located at 320 North Main Street Click here for directions Dinner is served Thursdays from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm at the First United Methodist Church of Hightstown located at 187 Stockton Street Click here for directions

TASK Princeton Meal Site: Dinner is served Wednesdays from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm at the Princeton United Methodist Church located at 7 Vandeventer Avenue Click here for directions

United Progress, Inc. Transitional Housing (Shelter) 56 Escher Street, Trenton, NJ 08609 (609) 392-2161 Click here for directions