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Food Resources

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the need for emergency food across our community. Use the links below to find meals and other free food programs.

Mercer County Free Food Finder Online Directory and Interactive Map

The Mercer County Free Food Finder directory lists meal sites, food pantries, and meal distribution sites serving children, families, seniors, and adults. 

Features include:

  • A searchable directory of food distribution sites
  • Interactive map display
  • Filtering on the day of the week, time of day, eligibility requirements, and more
  • Embedded Google translates support.
  • Events tagging one-time opportunities, such as farm markets and special distributions
  • PDF export of food site search for print distribution
  • Query URL support for linking directory queries

 

Mercer County Free Food Finder Tutorial


Mercer County Food Insecurity Index

Too many people in Mercer County face food insecurity, meaning that, at times, they lack the money and other resources to buy enough food for their households. Ensuring everyone has sufficient fresh, healthy, affordable food is a critical and complicated issue. No single measure of food insecurity can help drive local efforts to meet people’s food needs.

THT developed the Mercer County Food Insecurity Index to highlight the prevalence and distribution of food insecurity throughout the county. It will also help partner organizations make data-driven decisions about how best to meet the community’s food needs. The food index will lead to more targeted interventions and effective strategies for our stakeholders.


The Mercer County Food Needs Survey is now live!

Trenton Health Team (THT), with support from Rider University and in collaboration with area food providers, wants to make sure Mercer County residents have access to the food they need. To better understand Mercer County residents’ need for and use of free food resources like food pantries and free meals, THT is conducting the Mercer County Food Needs Survey. Survey responses will help us to improve the availability of free food resources in the community. Households are randomly selected to participate, and we are looking for feedback from anyone, not only those who require free food resources. Selected families will receive a mail postcard with instructions on completing the survey.

Please Note: Mercer Food Free Food Finder information is updated frequently but also is subject to change. If updates are needed, don’t hesitate to contact Matthew Broad.

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