Because of concern about the Coronavirus, Mercer Street Friends food bank has unfortunately closed to Free Community Food Bank programs, such as our Mobile Food Pantry, leaving a large number of families and seniors without the weekly food that they count on. The mobile pantry that is run out of the Pannell Learning Center on Witherspoon Street every Wednesday is in dire need of food/supplies.
The pantry will hold special pickup times for Princeton families tomorrow, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. If you have any spare time to pick up any of the items below and drop them off at the Learning Center, it would be greatly appreciated.
The list I was given of needed supplies is as follows:
- Canned goods (soups, beans, veggies, sauce, fruit, tuna fish, spam, chicken in a can, etc.)
- Boxed cereal, oatmeal and grits
- Corn flower (Maseca)
- Shelf-stable milk (like Parmalat)
- Peanut butter and alternatives
- Toilet paper
- Hand sanitizer
- Flushable wipes
- Tooth paste and tooth brushes
- Hand & dish soap
- Feminine hygiene products
- Adult diapers
- Lysol wipes
The pantry will be open for donation drop-offs on the following days:
Today, 3/13 from 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM
Monday, 3/16 from 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM and 3 PM – 5 PM
Wednesday, 3/18 from 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM and 3 PM – 5 PM
Friday, 3/20 from 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM and 3 PM – 5 PM
If you have any questions about donations/drop-off, you can contact Liliana Morenilla at (609) 955-6067. The address of the Learning Center is 2 Clay Street (white building on the corner of Clay and Witherspoon).
Any help you could provide tomorrow, Monday or Wednesday (drop-off times for those days TBD) would be greatly appreciated— this is a strange and uncertain time for everyone, and it is even more uncertain and stressful for the food-insecure in our town.