Hamilton Area YMCA

Help Us Send Hunger Packing

In Mercer County, over 1 in 5 children children attend school on an empty stomach.* YOU can help us change this!

The Hamilton Area YMCA Togetherhood™ committee, in collaboration with Mercer Street Friends, is asking for your help to SEND HUNGER PACKING! We will be filling backpacks in an effort to help our littlest learners achieve more. This is where we need you! Backpacks will be stuffed with breakfast, lunch, and snack items and will be distributed to children in our community to provide weekend meal assistance.

The Togetherhood™ Committee will be collecting items from Monday, May 7 - Wednesday, May 16. Items can be dropped off at the JKR Branch or Brookdale Hamilton at 1645 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road.

Kindly donate the following:

Backpacks       Grape Jelly in a plastic container (14 - 18 oz.)
Shelf stable 1% or 2% Reduced Fat Milk Single serving fruit cups, applesauce, pudding, and Jell-O
Single serving Cereal Bowls or Boxes 100% Juice Boxes
Tuna-to-Go or equivalent Raisins (individual size box)
Chef Boyardee Microwaveable Bowls or equivalent Peanut Butter (18 oz.)
Microwaveable Soups or equivalent Toothpaste and toothbrushes

For more information please contact togetherhood@hamiltonymca.org.


*Source: http://www.foodwarehouse.org/quick-facts-and-other-information