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Arm In Arm Announces Interim Co-Leaders

On behalf of the Arm In Arm Board of Directors, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Margaret Cowell and Cynthia Mendez as Interim Co-Leaders, following the departure of long-time Executive Director Carolyn Biondi. Margaret is a social services program director experienced in advocating for low-income community members as well as implementing programs to address food insecurity, employ...
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The facts behind senior hunger

Did you know that nearly 1 in 6 older Americans faces a threat of hunger or poor nutrition? Seniors Being Hungry is a Nationwide Epidemic Article by The National Council for Aging Care Nearly one in every six seniors in America faces the threat of hunger and not being properly nourished. This applies to those who aren’t sure where their next meal is coming from and those who don’t have access...
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YWCA Princeton's Tribute to Women Awards Dinner slated for March 9 Carolyn Biondi among honorees PRINCETON — For the sixth year in a row, Hamilton Jewelers is an award sponsor for YWCA Princeton's Tribute to Women Awards Dinner, providing eight crystal awards to be presented to the honorees the night of the event, Friday, March 9. Read full article
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The Uncomfortable Truth, a report by the Anti-Poverty Network of New Jersey

Arm In Arm's People, Power, and the Power to Overcome featured an outstanding panel of speakers, including the Rev. Karen Hernandez-Granzen. During her remarks, Karen shared a brief excerpt from The Uncomfortable Truth, the recent report on race and poverty by the Anti-Poverty Network of New Jersey. The Rev. Karen Hernandez-Granzen, Pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church: "The report covers ...
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From the Times of Trenton: Feds grant Trenton $3.8M to help house the homeless

By Kevin Shea kshea@njadvancemedia.com For NJ.com TRENTON -- The city announced Thursday they've received a $3.8 million federal grant to aid their ongoing partnership work in finding shelter for the homeless. Homelessness continues to be a "troubling national problem" for which federal funding is key to ending, Mayor Eric Jackson said in a statement announcing the grant. "Locally...
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Arm In Arm Strikes Out Summer Hunger with the United Way of Greater Mercer County

Left to right in the photos above, Carolyn Biondi, Arm In Arm's Executive Director, welcomed UWGMC's Sandra Toussaint, President & CEO, and Tarry Truitt, Community Relations Director, for a tour and visit. During the July 26 visit, Sandra presented our summer 2017 food purchase grant of $5,000. Many thanks to the United Way of Greater Mercer County for vital support as we join forces to St...
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Jacque Howard of WIMG’s Trenton 365 radio program interviews Kevin Parham about outreach to chronically homeless individuals

Did you know Mercer County is one of the best areas in the nation for services that help people who are homeless? Tune in to Jacque Howard's Trenton 365 radio program on WIMG-1300 as he talks with Kevin Parham of Arm In Arm and Janet Porter of the CEASe Center in Trenton about community efforts to reach out to and house unsheltered individuals in Trenton. Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/tr...
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Bringing the farm to the city

Brian and Elyse from Farmers Against Hunger hosting a tasting during a busy day at the East Hanover Street Pantry.
A recent community health survey by the Trenton Health Team showed that more than 40% of Trenton residents feel it’s challenging to find fresh produce in their community. In some Trenton neighborhoods, that figure rises to 50%. Compare that to Mercer County as a whole, where only 16% of residents find it difficult to access fresh produce. Compared to the rest of Mercer County, Trenton can be co...
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The Crisis Ministry Issues the 50-Family Challenge

The Crisis Ministry Issues the 50-Family Challenge – A community-wide campaign to keep 50 families housed with help from Accenture (TRENTON) – Accenture has donated $15,000 to the Crisis Ministry of Mercer County – along with a challenge for the community to match an additional $15,000 to help the organization support the housing of fifty families. Donations totaling $30,000 will provide direc...
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Volunteer Spotlight: Helen Burke

Helen Burke, Homelessness Prevention volunteer.
Monday mornings, iced coffee in hand, Helen Burke arrives at the Crisis Ministry to volunteer as an intake specialist in our Homeless Prevention program. Helen first came to the Crisis Ministry in response to a leaflet she received at Trinity Church about volunteering. “At first, I thought, well I could volunteer in Princeton,” muses Helen, “but when I came to Trenton for the interview, I fell in ...
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