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There is a place where people wake up hungry in the morning and go to bed hungry at night. These people are our neighbors. The place they live is called Trenton.

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Send Hunger Packing

Send Hunger Packing

One in five children attend school on an empty stomach every year in Mercer County. As these children grow, they will be vulnerable to a number of health and developmental problems, behavioral challenges, and educational setbacks. This is simply not acceptable.

Not here. Not now. Not ever. The time has come to Send Hunger Packing.

In partnership with local schools and Mercer Street Friends Food Bank, the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen will provide 325 food insecure school children from low-income families with nutritious, kid-friendly meals each weekend. During the week, free or reduced price breakfast and lunch programs nourish these children. Over the weekend, though, these kids regularly go without meals. The Send Hunger Packing Program closes this meal gap by providing two easy-to-open, nutritionally balanced morning meals and three healthy lunches/dinners for the weekend. This allows these kids to return to school on Monday not hungry and ready to learn.

Send Hunger Packing

In addition to the meals, children receive learning activities directed toward good health and nutrition, as well as written information and material on healthy eating geared for the entire family.

Each Send Hunger Packing Package includes:

  • 2 cartons of low-fat milk
  • 2 boxes of 100% juice
  • 2 servings of cereal
  • 2 entrees
  • 2 nutritious snacks
Send Hunger Packing

In addition, this program will distribute 3,250 jars of peanut butter and 3,250 jars of jelly to families over the course of the school year.

For more information about the Send Hunger Packing program, contact Manager of Programs, Jaime Parker at 609.695.5456 ext. 105

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