Strike Out Hunger (SOH) is a multi-prong initiative that unites companies, individuals, and advocates to alleviate hunger in Mercer County. There were already 55,000 local families struggling to make ends meet* and the pandemic has exponentially increased this number. Strike Out Hunger will provide meals, fresh produce, and non-perishables to food pantry beneficiaries during the summer months when food becomes even more scarce for households in our community.
*Source: United Way NJ ALICE Report 2018
Meal Packing Event & Food Drives
Despite the over 90 degrees weather during our Strike Out Hunger kickoff event on June 8, 2021, participants from M&T Bank, Robert Half Princeton, Investors Bank, NJM Insurance Group, Princeton Corridor Rotary Club, Amani House- Trenton, SOH committee members, and UWGMC board member, Erin Klebaur, came out to Strike Out Hunger! 31,928 meals of fortified beans and rice went to Mercer Street Friends Foodbank to be distributed to local food pantries. Thank you to all who participated!
Food drives to collect nonperishables were done throughout Mercer County during June and July at Grounds For Sculpture, Investors Bank Mercer branches, M&T Bank East Windsor, Northfield Bank Pennington branches, and NRG for an equivalent of 5,183 meals. Thanks to the locations for hosting us and to all who supported us by donating food for families and individuals that are facing hunger.
4,025 meals collected during virtual Strike Out Hunger 2020
31,928 meals packed during Strike Out Hunger meal packing kickoff 2021
5,183 meals collected during food drives in Mercer County 2021
41,136 total meals served in Greater Mercer County
Thank you for your continued support of United Way of Greater Mercer County's Strike Out Hunger Initiative!
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
Donate to Your Local Food Pantry
September is Hunger Awareness Month. Let's unite for food security! 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.
You can help provide fresh fruits and vegetables for families and individuals that are facing hunger. United Way of Greater Mercer County has partnered with Rolling Harvest Food Rescue to help with the distribution of fresh produce to local food pantries.
Volunteers can sign up to glean, gather leftover fresh produce after a harvest, at Gravity Hill Farm in Titusville, NJ for a 2-hour slot from now until December. 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. For more information about this opportunity and to sign up please go here.
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
Learn More About Food Insecurity
Join us during Sukkah Village Princeton! We will be participating in a virtual panel "Talk on Food Insecurity" on September 24, 2021, from 12 PM-1:30 PM with community partners Jewish Family & Children's Services, Arm in Arm, and Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK).
For more information about Sukkah Village Princeton and the virtual panel go to https://sukkahvillage.com.
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.
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POWER HITTER SPONSORS
LEAD RUNNER SPONSORS
FRESH PRODUCE SPONSORS
MEAL PACKING TENT SPONSOR
The Strike Out Hunger Committee provides their expertise, time, and efforts to help make our initiative a success.
Mercer Street Friends
Mercer Street Friends
Grounds For Sculpture
Jewish Family and Children's Service of Mercer County
Bristol Myers Squibb
Stark & Stark
Princeton Rotary and SL Business Solutions
NJM Insurance Group
Horizon NJ Health
Rolling Harvest Food Rescue
The College of New Jersey