February 27, 2019 Share

Fifth Annual Strike Out Hunger

Last year, 100 employees from Horizon NJ Health, participated to pack meals during Strike Out Hunger.

United Way of Greater Mercer County (UWGMC) will host the 5th annual Strike Out Hunger community meal packing event on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, from 10 am to 12 pm at The College of New Jersey.

Strike Out Hunger is a community-driven initiative that unites businesses, individuals and advocates to alleviate hunger in Mercer County. Strike Out Hunger provides packaged meals to food pantries during the summer time. During the summer, access to food becomes scarce for children and families in the community. New for 2019, UWGMC will introduce fresh produce to promote nutrition and healthy eating. Many vulnerable populations, unfortunately, have very little access to fruit and vegetables.

All proceeds from sponsorships and grants cover the cost to purchase meals. UWGMC is working with Meals of Hope, Rolling Harvest Food Rescue, and Mercer Street Friends to provide meals. The meals will benefit pantries and meal programs in Mercer County.

Sponsors for this year’s community meal packing event include Horizon NJ Health, NJM Insurance Group, M&T Bank and Investors Bank. The planning committee for the event has representatives from companies and nonprofits: Cashel Faherty Public Relations, Grounds For Sculpture, Horizon NJ Health, Investors Bank, Jewish Family and Children’s Service, M&T Bank, Mercer Street Friends, NJM Insurance Group, Northfield Bank, PNC Bank, Present Company, Princeton University, Princetonian Graphics, Rolling Harvest Food Rescue, SL Business and The College of New Jersey.

The Strike Out Hunger community meal packing event is part of the United Way Worldwide Day of Action. United Ways across the country and around the world host volunteer events that bring awareness to pressing issues and help solve common concerns in our communities. Day of Action events also meet the Corporate Social Responsibility goals of many local corporations, allowing them to strengthen their teams while doing good for the community in which they work.

About United Way of Greater Mercer County: We connect people with resources propelling individuals and families to reach their fullest potential creating a thriving community. Our vision is a vibrant and inclusive greater Mercer County whereby all can thrive. We invest in programs, community partnerships, and volunteer engagement in youth and family success, economic vitality and health and wellness.

About United Way Worldwide Day of Action: This annual, national and global event is an opportunity for volunteers, donors, and advocates who seek to change lives and communities to be part of the solutions that make a real difference in people’s lives.

For more information, visit: http://www.uwgmc.org/soh