Why a Mobile Food Pantry?

Transportation Barriers

Public transportation options to existing food banks and food pantries are limited, especially for those located in the suburban regions of Mercer County including West Windsor, East Windsor, Princeton, Hightstown and Lawrenceville.

Accessibility Obstacles

A growing number of seniors in NJ are hungry, and limitations in physical mobility often prevent seniors from getting to supermarkets for healthy & fresh food.

Financial Limitations

In Mercer County, 33% of individuals who face food insecurity – lacking consistent access to healthy, nutritious food to sustain a full and active life –  do not qualify for government assistance AND low-cost food options available at convenience stores, most accessible to populations in need, often lack varied, nutrient-rich options.

People don’t think about the fact that Princeton is a community of great wealth, but that we have an entire population of people who need support. And if you can say that about Princeton, you can say that about every community in Mercer County.

Marygrace Billek

Director, Human Services, Mercer County

Distribution Stops


JFCS collaborates with community partners to identify the locations that will provide the greatest impact to those in need. By partnering with other community agencies, we can assess for additional needs and utilize the expertise of our other service lines including mental health counseling, case management, and senior support.  The JFCS Mobile Food Pantry makes about 26 regular stops each month in addition to special distributions throughout the year. This list continues to grow…

Architects Building (Trenton, NJ)

Better Beginnings Child Development Center (Hightstown, NJ)

Cornerstone Community Kitchen (Princeton, NJ)

Donnelly Homes (Trenton, NJ)

Dress for Success Central NJ (Lawrenceville, NJ)

Every Child Valued at Eggerts Crossing Village (Lawrenceville, NJ)

First Presbyterian Church (Hightstown, NJ)

Holy Apostles Episcopal Church (Yardville, NJ)

Homeworks (Lawrenceville, NJ)

Ivans Outreach Center (Morrisville, PA)

Kosher Cafe (Lawrenceville, NJ)

Morrisville United Methodist Church (Morrisville, PA)

Panther Pantry at the Paul Robeson Charter School for the Humanities (Trenton, NJ)

Princeton Community Housing (Elm Court, Grigg’s Farm, Harriet Bryan House, Princeton Community Village)

Princeton Housing Authority (Redding Circle, Spruce Circle)

Project Freedom (Locations in Hamilton, Lawrenceville, Robbinsville, & West Windsor NJ)

Princeton YMCA (Princeton, NJ)

Puerto Rican Community Center (Trenton, NJ)

Twin Rivers Head Start (East Windsor, NJ)

St. James AME Church (East Windsor, NJ)

St. James Village (East Windsor, NJ)

Wheaton Point (East Windsor, NJ)

Womanspace (Lawrenceville, NJ)

Interested in becoming a Mobile Food Pantry distribution partner?

Contact Amanda McGinnis at or 609-987-8100 Ext 103.

The mobile pantry deliveries have had a tremendous and positive impact on our congregation and community outreach efforts. The most immediate benefit is that it has served those who are the most food insecure and has helped supplement our produce ministry.

Our partnership with JFCS is precious because it helps meet our community’s needs. Moreover, JFCS’s impact is most notable when we can consistently ensure that the children in our community have the nourishment they need. Although data for such programs is essential, the effect is immeasurable. Thank you for a meaningful and productive partnership.

Pastor Stephen Bryant

St. James AME Church, Hightstown, NJ

Opportunities to Support the Mobile Pantry

Looking to make an impact? For $2,500 you, your family, a group of friends, or your company can sponsor one stop of the truck. This donation fills the truck for a distribution site AND you will have the opportunity to “staff the truck” at the site. Your name and/or logo will be featured on the truck the day of the sponsored stop.

Want to make a BIG impact and keep the truck on the road all year?

Annual truck sponsorships are available starting at $5,000. Contributions at $5,000+ will include your name and/or logo on the truck for one year as well as recognition on JFCS web and printed materials. To learn more about our comprehensive sponsor options, contact Helaine Isaacs at or 609-987-8100 Ext 104.

I am personally really looking forward to the day when I’m driving down the street and the truck passes me…seeing all of these names, and knowing that truck is out on a mission to serve those in the community who are in great need. And it’s a real privilege to be a part of that.

Matthew Furner

President, North America (NAM), Firmenich (Founding Sponsor, Mobile Food Pantry)


The Corella and Bertram F. Bonner Foundation
The Freedman Family
Patty & Adolf Herst
Mercer County Turkey Trot– Roundview Capital
Novo Nordisk
NRG Energy

The Persky Family

PJ’s Pancake House

Phlaxy and Howard Rosenman

Founding Sponsors listed in BOLD