Food

 

3 days of food for your household when you visit us

HUNGER PREVENTION

We provide enough food for half a million meals every year!

I Need Food Assistance

With the current COVID-19 pandemic affecting everyone, it is important we as an organization take precautions. That’s why we’re doing our part to modify services, lower exposure, and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please note our locations in Princeton and Trenton have modified their services.

Arm In Arm is currently serving clients through pick-up at our three pantry locations while continuing to deliver to community members who are home-bound or immuno-compromised.

Mercer County is currently offering checks for free produce to qualifying adults. Visit:https://arminarm.org/news/mercer-county-offers-checks-for-fresh-produce-to-qualifying-older-adults/ for more details  

Hours:


Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30AM-1PM
123 East Hanover Street, Trenton

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

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

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 1,400 households are served in our three Client Choice food pantries 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 2,000 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.

Health Screenings — In partnership with Capital Health System’s Community Health Program and First Presbyterian Church of Trenton, we offer information and health screenings to our clients to detect hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, and other conditions. Attendees are offered a healthy lunch while they learn.

Referrals For Home Food Delivery:

Arm In Arm has temporarily suspended our delivery service of food to the homes of community members. We apologize for this inconvenience. We hope to resume soon. Please check back soon for update.

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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