Valentines For Food

For 20 years, our community has come together to share the love during our Valentines for Food campaign. Started in 2005 by Don Dickason, a member of the Nassau Presbyterian Church and the Princeton Rotary, the effort has raised enough food and resources to feed more than 25,000 families in its 20 years! Please join Nassau Presbyterian Church, Princeton Public Schools, and NJM Insurance Group by holding a food drive or donating resources to help us fill our mobile truck and pantry shelves with LOVE and nutritious food this year in honor of Valentines for Food!


The “O” family was referred to Arm In Arm through the Carroll Robins Elementary school. They were in need of many things but first and foremost, food to feed their family: with 5 children there were many mouths to feed. Arm In Arm provided them with a Thanksgiving basket, and then learned about their many other challenges. One of the children was diagnosed with special needs, so we went to work to connect them with resources that would provide the support their child needed. We also helped register the family for SNAP benefits and registered 3 of their children for health insurance. During this time, we continued to provide them with groceries delivered to their door, ensuring their children were receiving healthy and nutritious food. Often it begins with a need for food, and through providing food we build relationships with families and help them build and maintain stability in their lives. We need your support this Valentines for Food to continue to spread the love and help more families like the O family!

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Host a drive at your work, school, or place of worship. To schedule a pick-up please contact Alana Moonsammy at You can drop off donations at our Trenton pantry at 48 Hudson Street, Trenton NJ Monday to Wednesday from 9 AM to 12 PM. Download our Valentines for Food Flyer for a list of recommended items.

Share the love. Post about Valentines for Food 2024 on social media with #ValentinesforFood2024. Tag Arm In Arm on Facebook and Twitter at @ArmInArmNJ and on Instagram at @arminarmbettertogether.

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Arm In Arm is a non-profit, 501 (c) organization that provides food and financial support to Trenton and Mercer County residents in need. Formerly known as The Crisis Ministry, we were founded in 1980 by leaders of Nassau Presbyterian Church and Trinity Church in Princeton to help community members who were struggling financially. Today twenty staff members and hundreds of volunteers welcome more than 4,000 families to our food pantries, work with 600 at-risk families to prevent or end homelessness, and offer on-the-job training and job search mentoring.