Food

3 days of food for your household when you visit us

HUNGER PREVENTION

We provide enough food for a million meals every year!

I Need Food Assistance

Arm In Arm serves clients through pick-up at our two pantry locations in Trenton and Princeton, and offering Mobile Pantry services at various locations through the Trenton area. We also offer home delivery to select locations and to community members who are home-bound or immuno-compromised.

Hours:


Monday and Wednesday, 9:30-1PM
48 Hudson St., Trenton

Monday and Wednesday, 11AM- 4PM.
Tuesday, 1:00PM-7:00PM
61 Nassau Street, Princeton

Beginning October 18th we will have Mobile Pantry Services at Mercer County Community College, James Kerney Campus, parking lot C on Academy Street in Trenton. For more information regarding our mobile pantry click here.

*Every Tuesday our Mobile Pantry will be at 127 Academy Street from 10AM to 1PM.

*Every Thursday our Mobile Pantry will be at the East Hanover Street parking lot of First Presbyterian Church from 10Am to 1PM. 

Who We Serve:

  • Many Mercer County neighbors turn to Arm In Arm’s Hunger Prevention program for support in difficult times. When faced with food insecurity, low-income people from up to 5,000  households are served through our food pantries and mobile pantry each month.
  • Teams of volunteers deliver food to the homes of 150 elderly and house bound people in Trenton and Princeton each month.
  • 40 percent of the people helped in our Hunger Prevention program are 17 and under; 25 percent are age 55 and above.

What We Provide:

Healthy Food – Together, our food pantries average 4,000 shopping visits each month. The variety of heart-healthy food filling our shelves and refrigerators includes fresh produce, eggs and milk, frozen proteins, quality baked goods, and prepared foods such as yogurts, salads and soups, and many shelf-stable canned and boxed food. Personal care products such as shampoo, soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes, diapers, and deodorant are often available.

Healthy Living & Nutrition Education — linking better nutrition with improved health through:

  • Hands-on learning opportunities for children’s groups
  • Distribution of budget-focused cookbooks for our senior customers
  • On-site healthy cooking demonstrations and tastings
  • Visits from nutrition educators from Rutgers Extension Services

Community Garden Produce —Dedicated volunteers cultivate and harvest fresh produce in our Hanover Garden in downtown Trenton. All produce grown in our garden is harvested and distributed in our pantry. We grow tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, kale, collard and mustard greens, cucumbers, squash, herbs, and more.

Home Food Delivery — We deliver food once a month to homebound seniors and adults with disabilities.

Referrals For Home Food Delivery:

https://arminarm.org/home-food-delivery/(opens in a new tab)

COMMUNITY SUPPORT AND PARTNERSHIPS

We thank our many community partners for helping us to provide an empowering shopping experience.

Mercer Street Friends Food Bank, the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, Farmers Against Hunger, Yes We CAN! Food Drives, West Windsor Farmers Market, McCaffrey’s, Whole Foods Market, Panera Bread, ShopRite, Italian People’s Bakery, and other local supermarkets, restaurants, bakeries, farms, and community-based vegetable gardens such as those at the Peace Garden at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. Generous institutional support comes from the Walmart Foundation, the Bonner Foundation, the Mary Owen Borden Foundation, Novo Nordisk, Church & Dwight Co., Janssen Pharmaceuticals, and Bristol-Myers Squibb.
Healthy Food at Arm in Arm
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