Author and nationally known hunger prevention and social change advocate Billy Shore will deliver the keynote address during the annual fundraising event for Arm In Arm (formerly the Crisis Ministry).
Funds raised during the event will support Arm In Arm’s nearly four decades of providing food, housing, and financial stability for families in Mercer County, New Jersey.
Arm In Arm’s event, taking place within the soaring, modern architecture of the Frick Laboratory Atrium at Princeton University, opens at 6:00 p.m. with a cocktail reception. Distinguished speakers will take the stage at 7:00, followed by an audience Q&A. Dessert will be served beginning at 8:00.
Keynoter Billy Shore is the founder and CEO of Share Our Strength, the national organization dedicated to ending childhood hunger through its No Kid Hungry campaign. He is donating his keynote appearance. Shore is the author of four books focused on social change, including “Revolution of the Heart” (Riverhead Press, 1995), “The Cathedral Within” (Random House, 1999), “The Light of Conscience” (Random House, 2004) and most recently, “The Imaginations of Unreasonable Men” (PublicAffairs, 2010).
Mayor Eric Jackson of Trenton and Mayor Liz Lempert of Princeton will also be in attendance and provide remarks.
Carolyn Biondi, Arm In Arm’s Executive Director, said, “We are thrilled to welcome Billy Shore as our keynote speaker and Mayors Jackson and Lempert in support of our shared mission to end hunger.
“As we gather to support our daily work to help Mercer County families who are in need of food, housing, and work to regain financial stability, we are especially grateful to Accenture, Johnson & Johnson, NJM Insurance, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Shackelford Consulting, Your Part-time Controller, Lucy’s Kitchen/One53, and Princeton Creative Marketing, whose generous business sponsorships will make a positive impact within our community.” Other business sponsors are.
Arm In Arm, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, founded in 1980 by Nassau Presbyterian Church and Trinity Church, helps secure the basic needs of food and housing and promotes long-term stability through work training and support. Today, over 5,000 families are helped each year from easily accessible locations in downtown Princeton, downtown Trenton, and south Trenton. The name Arm In Arm — announced in September — conveys the organization’s positive partnership with the community, collaborative approach to service, and spirit of optimism.
To make a reservation or learn more about Arm In Arm’s event and mission, please visit www.arminarm.org or call 609-396-9355, ext. 27. Businesses interested in learning about sponsorship opportunities may contact Sarah Unger at 609-396-9355, ext. 15.