8th Annual: Series of Events

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 put food on their tables.* 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!

Summer Food Drive

Thanks to 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 for collecting 1,881 pounds of non-perishables during our summer food drive. 

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 with the distribution of 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. 

Geogreens growing produce

Donate to Your Local Food Pantry

The need for food has intensified as a result of the pandemic. Families have 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

 

 

2023 Sponsorship Information Coming Soon!

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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