Hopewell area 8th grader, Sarah Cleveland, of Hopewell Valley Girl Scout Troop 70175, is conducting a food drive in conjunction with her Silver Award project, with the Silver Award being the second highest award that a Girl Scout can earn.  A Silver Award project incorporates community service, leadership, planning, and budgeting.

11313095_814828348624758_5590302724177629766_oFor her project, Sarah has created a cookbook with simple, delicious, inexpensive, nutritional recipes. She is now collecting food donations to provide ingredients used in the recipes: pasta, rice, canned pumpkin, canned tomatoes, tomato paste, oil, seasonings, etc.  She will assemble meal kits that include her “Caring Cookbook” and ingredients, then distribute the kits to individuals and families in need through Mercer Street Friends.

For more information or to donate, please visit Sarah’s website  Please leave nonperishable food donations in the collection box by the exit at the Pennington Market.


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Mary Galioto
Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe, and a lawyer. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, photographing mushrooms, and misguided adventures in random hobbies. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, serves on the volunteer Board of Trustees of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT), serves on the Hopewell Borough Board of Health, is a member of the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance, and holds the elected position as the Hopewell Borough Democratic Committee Municipal Chairwoman.