Needed now: Food pantry in Trenton needs non-perishable items, assisted living facility in Princeton needs face shields

The St. Bartholomew Lutheran Church in Trenton opreates a food pantry that needs non-perishable items.

We will be posting occasional roundups of items area organizations need as the COVID-19 crisis continues.

The executive director at Acorn Glen, an assisted living facility in Princeton, reached out to us Thursday night because the facility is seeking face shields to protect workers there. If your school or organization is making face shields with 3D printers or other materials, contact Elayne Szydlo by calling 609-430-4000 or emailing Executivedirector@acornglen.com.

St. Bartholomew Lutheran Church in Trenton, which is led by Princeton Theological Seminary alumnus Erich Kussman, has seen the need for food grow exponentially. The church’s food pantry is in dire need of food donations. Hundreds of bags of groceries providing nutritious meals to families are needed weekly. The food pantry at the church is scheduled to re-open April 25. Non-perishable food items can be dropped off at the following locations:

Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Bartholomew Lutheran Church at 1746 South Clinton Avenue Trenton.

Monday-Friday at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church at 177 Princeton-Hightstown Road in West Windsor. Please place all items in the heavy-duty plastic bins located in front of the white doors of the church.

Fresh produce can be dropped off Saturday mornings after 9 a.m. at St. Bartholomew Lutheran Church at 1746 South Clinton Avenue in Trenton.

Online donations to purchase food can be made here: https://www.stbartlutheran.org/donate. Simply note when you donate that the contribution is for the food pantry.

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