Princeton Mobile Food Pantry thanks supporters, seeks additional donations

PHOTO COURTESY OF PRINCETON MOBILE FOOD PANTRY
The Princeton Mobile Food Pantry (PMFP) is a grassroots organization that has operated in various forms since 2010.

In 2017, we established a partnership with Mercer Street Friends Food Bank and offered a weekly pickup for over 300 people at the Henry Pannell Learning Center. Under COVID-19, we became independent and mobile, changed our name to the Princeton Mobile Food Pantry, and shifted to biweekly deliveries of fresh groceries to over 500 food-insecure people.

Our primary focus is on families with children in Princeton Public Schools, all of whom range in age, race, identity, background, and mobility. A volunteer-led collective, we support our neighbors through various networks and collaboration with community partners.

To date, we have supplied nearly 3,000 orders of fresh groceries and referred over 30 people to partner organizations, and engaged nearly 100 volunteers ranging from age 4 (food drive) to senior citizens (making deliveries), all stepping up to help nourish families in our community.

The PMFP team would like to thank our many volunteers and supporters – from the food packers to the delivery people to the financial donors to the countless organizations – who have helped to address food insecurity in Princeton:

McCaffrey’s Food Market Princeton
Princeton Mutual Aid
Cornerstone Community Kitchen
I Support the Girls
The Golden Lotus Project
The Bag Project
Princeton Community Democratic Organization
R + K=Smiles
BEACON (Black Educators Affirming Coalition Opportunities and Network)
Community Park, Johnson Park, Riverside, Littlebrook and PUMS school gardens
Morven Museum and Garden
Honey Brook Organic Farm
Whole Foods Market
Share My Meals
Small World Coffee
Mercer Street Friends Food Bank
The Bagel Nook
The Chinese Christian Community
Ecclesia
The Jewish Center of Princeton
Princeton Unified Middle School PTO
Princeton Charter School
Farminary at Princeton Theological Seminary
And the 100s of private donors and volunteers

However, our work is still not done and the need remains very high due to the pandemic. We are seeking to raise $20,000 in order to provide fresh groceries to our neighbors through the end of 2020. Please consider supporting PMFP and help us help our neighbors by making a financial donation, and being a bright spot in this very difficult year. Thank you.

 

To donate cash, a check or a gift card, email pmfpantry@gmail.com to make arrangements. Cash App using $pmfpantry. Donate via PayPal using a bank transfer or PayPal balance, and select “Sending to a friend.” Venmo @pmfpantry (last four digits: 7574). Zelle: pmfpantry@gmail.com

 

 

The Princeton Mobile Food Pantry Team

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