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OUR 6TH ANNUAL STRIKE OUT HUNGER WILL BECOME A VIRTUAL EVENT. NOW MORE THAN EVER, FAMILIES WILL NEED US!

Strike Out Hunger is a community-driven initiative that unites companies, individuals, and advocates to alleviate hunger in Mercer County. The full ramifications of this global pandemic are unknown. What we do know is that vulnerable communities are facing the hardest challenges.

Together, we can do something to alleviate hunger. You can make an environmentally friendly grocery bag* filled with non-perishable food items and help us reach our $100,000 fundraising goal. On June 16, 2020, join us Live online to virtually kick off Strike Out Hunger. The collection of bags with food will start on June 16, 2020, and end on June 30, 2020.  All donations will go towards filling empty food pantry shelves and summer food programs to help neighbors in need. 
 
*If you are not able to make a bag you can still participate and donate food!
 
 

HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED: JOIN US FOR THE BAG CHALLENGE- START NOW!

1. Make It!

Make an environmentally friendly grocery bag(s) out of a new or used (washed first!) t-shirt. The completed bags will be used to help distribute food at local pantries.
 

2. Fill it!

Fill the bag(s) with non-perishable food items that will benefit Mercer Street Friends Foodbank and its network of 40+ food pantries and distribution sites throughout the county. 

3. Share it!

Take video or photo(s), post on social media, tag us, use our hashtags and tag 3 or more friends/colleagues to do the same.

4. Drop off!

Take your bag(s) filled with food to our curbside drop-off location(s):
 
June 16, 2020
10am-2pm 
The College of New Jersey
2000 Pennington Rd
Ewing, NJ 08618
Parking lot- look for the signs
 
June 30, 2020
10am-2pm
Starbucks Mercer Mall- Front Entrance 
301 Mercer Mall
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
 
Other dates and locations for curbside drop-off of food donations are coming soon!
 
Volunteers and staff handling food will be wearing masks and gloves to keep with state-mandated safety precautions regarding COVID-19.

5. Donate!

Give online and help us reach our goal of $100,000 to fill empty food pantry shelves and assist neighbors in need. Every gift makes a difference!

Every $1 provides 3 nutritious meals for our hungry neighbors. *

*Source: Community Food Bank of NJ

CORPORATE PHILANTHROPY & ENGAGEMENT

  • Engage your team virtually by having them follow the steps above.

Become a corporate sponsor and become a champion of hunger relief. Contact Courtney Matlock at courtney.matlock@uwgmc.org to learn more. 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteers will be needed to help receive donations at the drop off location(s). More information coming soon about this opportunity!

home run sponsors

          

power hitter sponsor

            

lead runner sponsors

                           

                  

        

                     

        

             

venue sponsor

sound sponsor

For Questions please contact 

Denise Daniels at denise.daniels@uwgmc.org or 609-896-1912 ext. 4903