June 2019 Newsletter

The Pulse of the Community: Strike Out Hunger Initiative


Community Meal Packing Event
UWGMC hosted its 5 th Annual Strike Out Hunger community meal packing and surpassed the goal of 75,000 meals and packed 85,740 meals of fortified soup. The meals will benefit food pantries throughout Mercer County. More than 450 participants from 21 corporations and organizations including: Ashley's Quest, Bristol Myers Squibb,  Hilton Garden Inn-Hamilton, Kiwanis of Trenton, Northwestern Mutual, PamTen and Robert Half joined the fight against hunger.  

UWGMC proudly thanks its sponsors: Horizon NJ Health, NJM Insurance Group, Wells Fargo, Investors Bank, M&T Bank, PNC Bank, Johnson & Johnson and St. Francis Medical Center. Strike Out Hunger is in  partnership with: Mercer Street Friends Food Bank and Rolling Harvest Food Rescue.
Thank you to all the participants and volunteers!
Nutrition & Healthy Eating

UWGMC introduced fresh produce distribution to the Strike Out Hunger Initiative. This is possible through a new partnership with Rolling Harvest Food Rescue, a non-profit that works with local farmers to share fresh produce with food-insecure communities. The fresh produce will go to food pantries throughout Mercer County.
  • Interested in assisting with fresh produce distribution? Contact Denise Daniels at denise.daniels@uwgmc.org for more details. 

Expanding Summer Hunger Programs

UWGMC awarded grants to 6 organizations that focus on summer hunger. The funding will allow the organizations to address the increased need for food during the summer months. The grantees are as follows:
  • Arm In Arm $7,500
  • Capital Area YMCA $10,000
  • Catholic Youth Organization (CYO)- Bromley Center $5,000
  • Jewish Family and Children's Service $7,500
  • Mercer Street Friends Food Bank $10,000
  • Mount Carmel Guild $12,000
Special Acknowledgement

UWGMC would like to thank members of the 2019 Strike Out Hunger Committee for their expertise, time and efforts!

A note from our President & CEO

Volunteer Corner

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