The Crisis Ministry of Mercer County is holding their 10th annual “Valentines for Food” Drive between February 1 – 14. This is your chance to show Valentine-love for those in need.

There are a variety of ways you can contribute:

  1. Sign-up your school, congregation, business, or organizations and coordinate food and/or donation drives to support the Crisis Ministry’s three food pantries that provide access to healthy food to low-income families in need. Contact Sarah or Alicia at the Crisis Ministry to sign up your group!
  2. McCaffrey’s Supermarkets offer “Valentines for Food” for purchase in their Princeton and West Windsor locations to support the Crisis Ministry. McCaffrey’s will generously match shoppers’ total donations up to $5,000!
  3. Volunteer your time by handing out flyers and collecting donations at McCaffrey’s during the drive. For more information about volunteering, please see the flyer below (or the Planet Princeton article).
  4. The Crisis Ministry will play Cupid and send Virtual Valentines to friends and loved ones on your behalf — and support the Crisis Ministry at the same time!

This is one of the Crisis Ministry’s biggest drives of the year — last year it resulted in 10.6 tons of donated food for our pantry shelves and another $12,000+ in monetary donations. Please help to make this year a success too.

Valentines for Food 2014 will fill the Crisis Ministry pantry shelves

If you are not familiar with the Crisis Ministry, it is a non-sectarian organization that helps provide housing, food and work-devleopment to people in Mercer County. They are an amazing organization — read more about them.


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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.