Food & Clothing

Here are the food pantries and soup kitchens in Mercer County.

Hamilton Township:

Faith Baptist Church Food Pantry

2111 Kuser Rd.
Hamilton Twp, NJ 08690
Phone: (609) 585-9186
Hours: Pantry distributes food on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 9am – 1pm. Call for appointment.


Rise (formerly Community Action Service Center, Inc.)

116 North Main St.
Hightstown, NJ 08550
Mailing address:
PO Box 88, 116 Main St.
Hightstown, NJ 08550
Phone: (609) 443-4464
Hours: 1st and 3rd Thursday, 12 – 4pm
Contact: Christine Lee
This site provides a pantry, social services, and a summer camp.


Lawrence Community Center

295 Eggerts Crossing Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Phone: (609) 883-3379
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm
Contact: Brian Helmuth, Director
This site provides families and individuals with a food pantry, emergency shelter assistance, help finding a job, finding affordable childcare, summer program for children, and domestic violence prevention for adults and youths.


Crisis Ministry of Princeton and Trenton

123 E. Hanover Street
Trenton, NJ 08608
Phone: (609) 396-9355 x26
Hours: Mon-Fri: 9am-12pm, closed 1st week; See calendar on website
Contact: Director of Food Service, Mark Smith
This site provides groceries to people with low income.

East Trenton Center

601 North Clinton Avenue
Trenton, NJ 08638
Phone: (609) 393-8009 x221
Hours: Pantry: Mon, Tues, Wed: 10am – 1pm
Narcotics Anonymous Program: every Fri. night
Contact: Liz Leonard
This site provides a food pantry, clothing distribution when available, an after-school learning lab, a Narcotics Anonymous Program and a winter homeless overflow program.

Jerusalem Baptist Church

150 North Clinton Avenue
Trenton, NJ 08609
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 3833
Trenton, NJ 08629-0833
Phone: (609) 631-0355
Hours: 1st Saturday of months with 4 Saturdays, 3rd Saturday of months with 5 Saturdays: 11am-1pm
Contact: Clara Sampson
This site provides a monthly meal program for the community, free clothing and Thanksgiving baskets.

Mount Carmel Guild Emergency Assistance Program

73 North Clinton Avenue
Trenton, NJ 08609
Phone: (609) 392-3402
Hours: Mon. – Fri. with exception of Tuesday afternoon and 2nd Thursday of every month
Contact: Sister Loretta Maggio

Rescue Mission of Trenton

98 Carroll Street
Trenton, NJ 08609
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 790
Trenton, NJ 08605
Phone: (609) 695-1436 x139
Email: see website
Hours: Shelter: 365 days per year: 4pm – 8am
Soup Kitchen: Sun: 11am – 12pm, 5th Sat of each month: 11am – 12pm
Contact: Joyce Williams
This site provides an emergency shelter, food and clothing to homeless individuals.

Salvation Army

575 E. State Street
Trenton, NJ 08601
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 60
Trenton, NJ 08601
Phone: (609) 599-9373 
Hours: Mon – Fri: 8am-4pm
Contact: Captain John Ferreira
This site provides a day center for the homeless, a children’s program, and Christmas baskets. NO food pantry at this site.

Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK)

72 1/2 Escher Street
Trenton, NJ 08605
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 872
Trenton, NJ 08605
Phone: (609) 695-5456
Hours: Mon-Thurs: 9am-5pm, Fri: 9am-1pm
Contact: Dennis C. Micai
This site provides a soup kitchen, clothing, social services, and adult education.