8th Annual: Series of Events

Strike Out Hunger Boys with Tray

Strike Out Hunger is a multi-prong initiative that unites companies, individuals, and advocates to alleviate hunger in Mercer County. There are 61,171 local families struggling to make ends meet and to put food on their table.* Strike Out Hunger will provide meals, fresh produce, and non-perishables to the food bank and food pantry partners to ensure families have access to food throughout the year – particularly during the summer months when food becomes even more scarce.
*Source: United Way NJ ALICE Report 2020 & Feeding America 2020

Meal Packing Event

We would like to thank The College of New Jersey for hosting our 8th annual meal packing event and to our wonderful sponsors for their commitment to Strike Out Hunger. More than 100 volunteers attended and packed 35,432 meals of rice and beans for our local food pantries. 

There are many more ways to get involved in our Strike Out Hunger 2022 Initiative throughout the summer and fall!

Donate food at a participating location 

Thank you to all who donated during the month of July at one of our participating locations. More than 1,800 lbs of non-perishables were collected!

Special thanks to the businesses and organizations that joined us in the effort to Strike Out Hunger: Grounds For Sculpture, Trenton Thunder, Stumpy's Hatchet House, M&T Bank East Windsor, Investors Bank Mercer County Branches, and Northfield Bank Mercer County Branches. 

Volunteer Opportunities

You can help provide fresh fruits and vegetables for families and individuals living in food deserts or struggling to make ends meet. United Way of Greater Mercer County has partnered with Rolling Harvest Food Rescue and Geogreens to help distribute fresh produce to local food pantries. 
 
Volunteers can sign up to glean, and gather leftover fresh produce after a harvest with Rolling Harvest. This is a great opportunity to help alleviate hunger in the community. Get outside, meet up with coworkers and stay safe from the restrictions of the pandemic. 

JFCS gleaning

Volunteers can sign up with Geogreens to learn about growing produce hydroponically, an indoor, vertical farm that specializes in growing leafy greens, herbs, and microgreens all indoors within a controlled environment. Meet up with coworkers and gain knowledge about sanitary principles, relocation, transplanting, and harvesting of produce, in a new way. More information coming soon!

Geogreens growing produce

Home Field Advantage- Opportunity for Businesses/Organizations

Home Field Advantage is a meal packing event specifically tailored for your employees to join the effort to reduce hunger in our community. It is a great team-building exercise and serves as a corporate/community engagement opportunity that aligns with your Corporate Social Responsibility Goals – all from your worksite or other group location.

Teaming up with us is easy! We will coordinate with meal packing vendor(s) and/or grocery suppliers and work with your company’s event coordinator to advise on all event logistics to create a volunteer experience that impacts our community.

Packing events can be set up anytime.*
*Dependent on availability-please submit a request at least 60 days before the desired date.

For more information please contact Denise Daniels at denise.daniels@uwgmc.org

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Donate to Your Local Food Pantry

The need for food has intensified as a result of the pandemic. Families are having to choose between other necessities like housing and healthcare.

To help, donate nonperishables to your local food pantry. Take a bag(s) filled with food to your nearest food pantry.

Does Someone You Know Need Help?

We all need help sometimes. As a result of the pandemic, more families and individuals are struggling to put food on their tables. Play a role by letting family, neighbors, friends, or coworkers know about available resources in the community.

Available resources

Food Program Grants

We are not receiving a Request For Proposal (RFP) at this time. Please check back for updates. For questions please email Sandra Toussaint at sandra.toussaint@uwgmc.org

For more information

Please contact Denise Daniels at denise.daniels@uwgmc.org

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

Rolling Harvest Food Rescue     Geogreens   Mercer Street Friends Foodbank   Jewish Family and Children's Service

 

HOME RUN SPONSOR

NRG

 

POWER HITTER SPONSORS

 

Horizon

 

Investors Bank

 

M&T Bank

 

NJM Insurance Group

 

Robert Half

 

Taiho Oncology

 

LEAD RUNNER SPONSORS

 

Aqua

PNC Bank

PSE&G

 

Stark & Stark

 

Rotary Princeton
The Rotary Club of the Princeton Corridor

 

Wawa Foundation

 

HOST SPONSOR

The College of New Jersey

MEDIA SPONSOR

Sound Choice Media

 

 

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

DOWNLOAD SPONSORSHIP PACKET HERE

DIAMOND: $10,000 – EXCLUSIVE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY

  • Speaking role by a company representative during Strike Out Hunger Kickoff Event
  • Exclusive opportunity to partner with UWGMC for a company volunteer project for up to 25 people
  • One employee participation on Strike Out Hunger committee
  • Advertising on multimedia platforms (may include logo or name of company)
  • Logo on food collection box during the month of July 2022 in locations throughout Mercer County
  • One (1) exhibit table on event day kickoff (bring your promotional materials & products)
  • Logo prominently displayed on food package labels
  • Company team registration for up to 25 members at Strike Out Hunger Kickoff Day (meal packing)
  • Special acknowledgment during Strike Out Hunger events
  • Recognition in press releases, PSA’s, eblasts and website related to the events
  • Recognition on social media channels as 2022 SOH Annual Partner
  • Logo on events signage (series of events)

HOME RUN: $7,500 – 3 SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

  • One employee participation on Strike Out Hunger committee
  • Advertising on multimedia platforms (may include logo or name of company)
  • Logo on food collection box during the month of July 2022 in locations throughout Mercer County
  • One (1) exhibit table on event day kickoff (bring your promotional materials & products)
  • Logo prominently displayed on food package labels
  • Company team registration for up to 20 members at Strike Out Hunger Kickoff Day (meal packing)
  • Special acknowledgment during Strike Out Hunger events
  • Recognition in press releases, PSA’s, eblasts, website related to the events
  • Recognition on social media channels as 2022 SOH Annual Partner
  • Logo on events signage (series of events)

POWER HITTER: $5,000 - 5 SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

  • Logo on food collection box during the month of July 2022 in locations throughout Mercer County
  • One (1) exhibit table on event day kickoff (bring your promotional materials & products)
  • Logo prominently displayed on food package labels
  • Company team registration for up to 15 members at Strike Out Hunger Kickoff Day (meal packing)
  • Special acknowledgment during Strike Out Hunger events
  • Recognition in press releases, PSA’s, eblasts, website related to the events
  • Recognition on social media channels as 2022 SOH Annual Partner
  • Logo on events signage

LEAD RUNNER: $2,500 - 15 SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

  • Company team registration for up to 10 members at Strike Out Hunger Kickoff Day (meal packing)
  • Special acknowledgment during Strike Out Hunger events
  • Recognition in press releases, PSA’s, eblasts and website related to the events
  • Recognition on social media channels as 2022 SOH Annual Partner
  • Logo on events signage

Sponsor Now

The Strike Out Hunger Committee provides their expertise, time, and efforts to help make our initiative a success. 

James Allen    
Mercer Street Friends

Vicki Bixel    
Mercer Street Friends

Carole Bursac    
Investors Bank

Claire Cossaboon    
Grounds For Sculpture

Beth Englezos    
Jewish Family and Children's Service of Mercer County

Roberta Ferreira    
Bristol Myers Squibb

Desmond Hayes
Geogreens

Therese Hollander    
Northfield Bank

Judy Lansing
M&T Bank

Joseph Lemkin    
Stark & Stark

Sal Levatino    
Princeton Rotary and SL Business Solutions

Jessica Malone    
Princeton University 

Rajashekar(Raj) Manimaran 
The College of New Jersey

Jeff Richardson    
NJM Insurance Group

Peggi Shader-Gother     
Investors Bank

Cathy Snyder    
Rolling Harvest Food Rescue

Hillary Spivak    
Arbonne

Yolanda Swiney    
PNC Bank

Jennifer Vample    
Wells Fargo

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SOH Committee