Mission: The mission of the Princeton Mobile Food Pantry, Inc. is to provide food and other support to underserved members of the Princeton, NJ community.
Neighbors: Nearly 700 neighbors, the majority of whom are connected to Princeton Public Schools, are on the biweekly delivery list. Ranging in age from infant to senior citizen, as well as diverse races and ethnicities, identities, backgrounds, and abilities. Our neighbors also come from Afghanistan, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, South Korea, and the United States, with seven languages represented: Asante, Dari, English, French, Haitian Creole, Mam, and Spanish.
Deliveries: biweekly deliveries of fresh, culturally relevant proteins, fruits and vegetables purchased from partner McCaffrey’s Markets, plus coordinated donations of essentials from partner organizations and private supporters: shelf-stable food; baby and feminine hygiene supplies; and more. PMFP also holds special drives for cold and hot weather; holiday celebrations, and in response to requests from neighbors (i.e. active toys for outdoor play.) Volunteers pack all of these items onsite at Princeton Shopping Center, which are then delivered by volunteers directly to neighbors.
We LOVE fresh produce. Toiletries are needed too.
Bi-weekly Wednesday deliveries to families between 9-11. When dropping off fresh produce, please call: 609 865 4396 for delivery before 9 am.
March 115 and 29
April 12 and 26
May 10 and 24
June 7 and 21
We can arrange for pickup or have a storage area for non perishables (fresh produce could be stored over night). Please contact with as much notice as possible: [email protected]
Deliveries are BI-WEEKLY Wednesday
ProducePedia is a free resource that covers the types of fresh produce that can be delivered to food pantries. Each entry includes information on color, taste, and possible uses. People unfamiliar with the vegetable or fruit will learn how to use it, and those who are familiar with it still might learn a fun fact or two!
The Cooperative Extension sites have a wealth of information for any backyard gardener. Once you go to the site (each one if very different from the others) look for a link for “homes and gardens”, “landscape”, “consumer horticulture”, etc. to find information on improving your backyard garden. Neighboring state sites may offer information your own state’s site lacks.