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Creating Stability in Times of Crisis

AIA and HIP Launch Innovative Collaboration to Prevent Evictions and Stop Homelessness as COVID-19 Rages On It’s August, and for some, the beginning of a new month brings hope and the chance to start over. But rent is due the first of the month, and the looming threat of a big bill, coupled with job losses and hour restrictions due to the pandemic, can be devastating for many low-income families...
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The Meaning of Home

Alfrieda's Story Just two weeks after Alfrieda and her family moved into their new home, schools shut down in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a contract worker serving Trenton Public School students with disabilities, Alfrieda was not guaranteed a paycheck. The money quickly dried up. With no savings, bills to pay, and 6 mouths to feed, she was in dire straits. To make matters even worse, s...
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Meet Our 2020 Interns

Natalia joins us from Princeton University via San Diego, California. When applying for summer internships, Natalia was focused on connecting with Mercer County in order to build community here in New Jersey. She read about the work Arm In Arm is doing to combat hunger and homelessness, and she excitedly applied through the Princeton Internships in Civic Service (PICS) program. Working from her h...
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Making Ends Meet

The pandemic has put immeasurable stress on families, especially low-income folks. Unemployment levels skyrocketed, and hit hardest those that were already struggling to make ends meet. At Arm In Arm, we've been meeting the needs of a record number of clients that have been affected by this pandemic. We want to share the stories of two hardworking, single women who have struggled during this...
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Derrick’s Story

When COVID-19 came to our community, Arm In Arm was quick to adapt and provide our food services through home delivery. As we continued to see rising numbers of families in need of support, we knew our team would have to expand in response. We are thankful to welcome Derrick, who brings with him 14 years of food service from Princeton University. As a Delivery Specialist here at Arm In Arm, Derric...
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Answering the Call

It's one thing to hear the latest unemployment rate on the news or read stories about the devastation caused by the coronavirus. It's another thing entirely to hear firsthand from hundreds of neighbors struggling to make ends meet. For Arm In Arm staff members serving as the first point of contact for people in need of help, that experience has been both challenging and rewarding. “I am ove...
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What Separates Us, Unites Us

When we pulled up, the house looked dark inside. A few moments later, my son Mack and I were standing in front of the home; in our rubber-gloved hands were bags of food. Earlier in the week, Arm In Arm staff had called families to arrange grocery deliveries. Volunteers had filled bags bursting at the seams with canned fruits and veggies, cereal, peanut butter, pasta, meat, and more. That mornin...
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Welcome to Arm In Arm

Hunger Prevention and Healthy Living: Clients served through this program have an average annual household income of $15,000, far short of the resources needed for essential costs and adequate food.  Our three client-choice food pantries and home food delivery to elderly, homebound clients provide a variety of heart-healthy foods and fresh produce to people of all ages across Mercer County. Additi...
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Arm In Arm Welcomes New Board Members Johannes Haushofer, Elizabeth Koehler, Deborah Toppmeyer, Phil Unetic and Sallye Zink

new 2018 Arm In Arm board members
Please join us in welcoming five new members to our board of directors! Johannes Haushofer Johannes Haushofer is an Assistant Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs and Affiliated Faculty in the Department of Economics at Princeton University. He is interested in understanding whether poverty has particular psychological and neurobiological consequences, and whether these consequences, in tu...
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Partnering with our community

Arm In Arm is a place where our community comes together to make sure we all have the most basic needs of food and shelter and, as possible, the livelihood to maintain them. We believe that it takes our whole community to ensure that everyone thrives. And we believe that when everyone is thriving, we all benefit. Because truly, we are better together.
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