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Food Resources in Princeton
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Arm In Arm (previously Crisis Ministry of Mercer County

Has three food pantries which provide a variety of shelf-stable foods and fresh foods such as produce, protein and other baked goods.  This facility also offers education on healthy foods and how to make grocery shopping cheaper and efficient. Arm In Arm also offers health screenings and provides personal care products.

In Princeton: Nassau Presbyterian Church

61 Nassau St.

In Trenton: 123 E. Hanover St. and 48 Hudson St.

Phone: (609) 396-9355

Web: http://arminarm.org/ending-local-hunger-and-teaching-nutrition/

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday: 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Tuesday 1:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

 

Cornerstone Community Kitchen 

The Cornerstone Community Kitchen (CCK) offers a free and nutritious meal every week, even on holidays. Volunteers from the community serve the meal from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. In partnership with the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK), this ministry of Princeton United Methodist Church (PUMC) now serves more than 100 people each week. Some come for the food, while some for the fellowship and friendly atmosphere. All are welcome, no questions asked.

Princeton United Methodist Church

7 Vandeventer Avenue, Princeton, New Jersey 08542

Phone:  (609) 924-2613

Web: http://princetonumc.org/ministries/outreach-program/cornerstone-community-kitchen/

Day/Time: Wednesday, 5:00 – 6:30PM

 

First Baptist Church of Princeton

Partnering with The Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) to create Princeton Community Dinner. Every Tuesday we invite you to come to the church for a free dinner to eat here or take home.

      First Baptist Church

      28 Green Street, Princeton, NJ 08540

      Phone: (609) 924-0877

      Web: www.1stbcpnj.org

 

Jewish Family and Children’s Service 

Food Pantry and Vouchers – JFCS stocks a Kosher food pantry and freezer which is available by appointment to those in need of food.  JFCS also provides supermarket gift cards to supplement the pantry with fresh food.

707 Alexander Rd. Suite 102, Princeton, New Jersey 08540

Phone: (609) 987-8100 or 1 (877) 408-5327

Web: http://www.jfcsonline.org/services/

 

Kosher Meals on Wheels 

Will deliver meals for people that are homebound. If you live in the East Windsor or Princeton area they will deliver on Monday’s & Wednesdays. If you live in the Trenton or Ewing area they will deliver Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. In order to be eligible for these services you must call to be screened. 

707 Alexander Road, Princeton, New Jersey 08540

Phone: (609) 987-8100

Web: www.JFCSonline.org  

 

SHUPP (Send Hunger Packing Princeton) 

Has been created to assist children in Princeton with families who are in need of financial support by providing them with weekend foods throughout the school district. This program is a partnership between Princeton Human Services and Mercer Street Friends.

1 Monument Dr, Princeton, New Jersey 08540

Phone: (609) 688-2055

Web: http://www.shupprinceton.org/

Witherspoon-Jackson Historic District

Web: http://nj.gov/counties/mercer/departments/hcd/program.html

 

Mercer County Affordable Housing Veterans Residence provides rental units for low-income veterans. The rental property is located at 2280 Hamilton Ave., Hamilton, NJ 08619. For more information, visit:

For eligibility and requirements, download the PDF handbook at:

http://nj.gov/counties/mercer/departments/pdfs/housing_veterans_residence_manual.pdf

To view the application, download a PDF copy at: http://nj.gov/counties/mercer/departments/pdfs/housing_veterans_residence_application.pdf

For more information, contact the Mercer County Affordable Housing Program at:

640 South Broad Street, Trenton, NJ 08611

Phone: (609) 989-6858, Fax (609) 989-0306

Web: http://nj.gov/counties/mercer/departments/hcd/program.html

 

3.4.2      Municipality-Specific Housing Programs

In Alphabetical Order by Municipality

Ewing: The Township of Ewing coordinates its affordable housing program in collaboration with

Piazza & Associates. They provide both home sales and rental units for low and moderate-income households.

Princeton Forrestal Village

216 Rockingham Row, Princeton, NJ 08540

Phone: (609) 786-1100, Fax: (609) 786-1105

Email: Ewing@HousingQuest.com

Web: www.piazza-and-associates.com/afhousing.php?pa=jefferson

 

Hamilton: Hamilton Townshipcoordinates its affordable housing program in collaboration with Piazza & Associates. They provide both home sales and rental units for low and moderate-income households.

Princeton Forrestal Village

216 Rockingham Row, Princeton, NJ 08540

Phone: (609) 786-1100, Fax: (609) 786-1105

Email: Hamilton@HousingQuest.com

Web: www.piazza-and-associates.com/afhousing.php?pa=hamiltonwelcome

 

Hamilton: Hamilton Township Housing and Urban Development Office provides information regarding Community Development Block Grant Program (i.e. housing rehabilitation), rental assistance (Housing Choice Voucher Program), and affordable housing.

2090 Greenwood Avenue, P.O. Box 00150 Hamilton, NJ 08650

Phone: (609) 890-3675, Fax: (609) 890-3525

Email: JBlakely@hamiltonnj.com

Web: www.hamiltonnj.com/HUD

 

Hopewell Township: TheTownship of Hopewell affordable housing program provides both for sale homes and rental units. Hopewell’s Affordable Sales are managed by Princeton Community Housing Development Corporation.

One Monument Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540

Phone: (609) 924-3822, ext. 5

Email: necall@princetoncommunityhousing.org

Web: https://www.princetoncommunityhousing.org/communities/hopewell-township-affordable-sales-program

 

Hopewell Borough: Hopewell Borough provides affordable housing in accordance with COAH. Contact the affordable housing liaison for more information.

88 East Broad Street, Hopewell, NJ 08525

Phone: (609) 466-2636, Fax: (609) 466-8511

Email: Michele.hovan@hopewellboro-nj.us

Web: www.hopewellboro-nj.us/departments/administration/affordable-housing/          

 

Hightstown Housing Authority serves low income residents of the Borough of Hightstown and the surrounding areas.

131 Rogers Avenue, Hightstown, NJ 08520

Phone: (609) 448-2268, Fax: (609) 426-9440

Email: kleprevost@Hightstownhousing.org

Web: www.hightstownhousing.org/default.aspx

 

Lawrence Township: Lawrence Township provides affordable housing for both purchasers and renters.

2207 Lawrence Road, P.O. Box 6006, Lawrence Township, NJ 08648

Phone: (609) 844-7087, Fax: (609) 896-0412

Email: Alink@lawrencetwp.com

Web: www.lawrencetwp.com/affhousing.html

 

Pennington Borough has limited affordable housing properties, which are advertised through the New Jersey Housing Resource Center at www.nj.gov/njhrc/find.

For more information, contact the Affordable Housing Liaison:

30 North Main Street, Pennington, NJ 08534-0095

Phone: (609) 737-0276

Email: eheinzel@penningtonboro.org (Eileen Heinzel, current affordable housing liaison)

Web: www.nj.gov/njhrc/find or www.penningtonboro.org

           

Princeton Housing Authority (PHA) is a government corporation that provides housing for low income families in Princeton while promoting self-sufficiency. PHA owns and manages 236 apartments for families, seniors, and disabled residents in addition to five developments in Princeton. Units may have income requirements.

1 Redding Circle, Princeton, NJ 08540

Phone: (609) 924-3448

Web: www.princetonhousing.org/

 

Robbinsville Township: Robbinsville Township provides affordable housing for both sale and rent. For more information, contact the Municipal Housing Liaison/Administrative Agent, Gail Pfister.

2298 Route 33, Robbinsville, NJ 08691

Phone: (609) 259-3600 ext. 110

Email: gailp@robbinsville.net

Web: www.robbinsville-twp.org/departments/affordable_housing/index.php

 

Trenton Housing Authority (THA) provides affordable housing for Trenton residents. For a listing of affordable rental properties in the City of Trenton, visit www.trentonnj.org/ documents/rental_housing_list.doc (Word document). For Trenton Housing Authority eligibility requirements, visit www.tha-nj.org/apply-for-public-housing.

875 New Willow Street, Trenton, NJ 08638

Phone: (609) 278-5000

Web: www.tha-nj.org/apply-for-public-housing

 

West Windsor: TheTownship of West Windsor affordable housing programs are coordinated in collaboration with Piazza & Associates. Sales and rentals are available for low and moderate income households.

Princeton Forrestal Village

216 Rockingham Row, Princeton, NJ 08540

Phone: (609) 786-1100, Fax: (609) 786-1105

Email: Info@HousingQuest.com

Web: www.piazza-and-associates.com/afhousing.php?pa=wwtwp

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