Princeton, New Jersey Food Banks
Below you can find local Princeton, New Jersey charities that we work closely with every year around this time. Feel free to visit the links included below for more information on each individual charity, or call Princeton Detox and Recovery Center for additional resources and information.
69 Bunker Hill RD
Lawrence, New Jersey 08648
New Beginnings is a nonprofit 501c3 organization dedicated to serving and supporting the local community. The organization was developed in order to help homeless and low-income individuals and families throughout Lawrence, New Jersey and all surrounding areas. Not only is this organization currently accepting food items, but they also hand out vouchers to homeless and low income families for clothing, household items, counseling and workshops.
New Beginnings offers pickup, and is currently in need of holiday-related donations. While this charity cannot currently accept any more turkeys, they can accept coupons or gift cards for turkeys and other Thanksgiving-related goods. Some examples of other items needed include toiletry items, women’s products, children’s diapers, baby food and formula, laundry detergent and dryer sheets, backpacks and reusable bags, blankets, bedding, sleeping bags, dog and cat food, garbage bags and Rubbermaid containers. If you would like to make a donation or volunteer to help with the Thanksgiving food drive visit the link below.
Mercer Street Friends
824 Silvia Street
Ewing, New Jersey 08628
Mercer Street Friends is dedicated to empowering families and communities and honoring the equality of all people as they strive for a just and peaceful society for all. This nonsectarian 501c3 organization addresses the issue of poverty by providing a range of integrated services geared towards building community, nurturing independence and offering resources for local children, families and communities.
While Mercer Street Friends only accepts Thanksgiving donations through November 6th, they resume donation on November 30th for Christmas. Those who donate will need to drop off canned goods and non-perishable items directly to the location, there is no pickup service available. For more information on Mercer Street Friends and to figure out what to donate and exactly where to donate visit the link below.