BORDENTOWN CITY, NJ—Local organization Trinity’s Table has helped so many local families in need, and now they are asking for the community’s help so that they can continue serving others.
Trinity’s Table, which is a ministry of Trinity United Methodist Church (TUMC) on Farnsworth Avenue, will be holding a Drive Through Food Drive on Saturday, September 19 from 9am to 12pm. The food collected is used by TUMC as well as First Baptist Church on Prince Street to donate and make meals for the Bordentown and Fieldsboro communities.
Several items are specifically needed, as they work well for volunteers to pack up and deliver to people in need. These items include:
- Oatmeal packets
- Tuna and chicken, in small cans
- Beef stew in cans
- Pasta in cans with a pop-top
- Instant, microwaveable rice
- Macaroni and cheese in microwaveable cups
- Soup, vegetables and beans in both pop-top and regular cans
- 16 ounce jars of peanut butter and jelly
Those who would like to donate can leave their items at Trinity United Methodist Church at 339 Farnsworth Avenue. The drop-off point is at the red doors towards the back of the parking lot, between the church and Bank of Princeton.
Over the past year, TUMC and First Baptist Church have collaborated in their food collection efforts in order to help a larger number of families, seniors and anyone else in the greater Bordentown community in need of food supplies and other essentials.
According to Pastor Mark Stauffer of First Baptist Church, his church prepares and delivers 100 meals every Friday to residents who live in three local Bordentown motels, as well as to the senior citizens who reside at the Waterfront Senior Living Facility in Fieldsboro.
First Baptist also has a “Blessing Box” located in front of the church, which is kept stocked with non-perishable food that the church provides, in addition to members of the community. “The Blessing Box is available for someone in need to take what they need, and is open for others to place items in it,” said Pastor Mark.
Trinity’s Table feeds 200 families a week in Bordentown and has continued to operate through the entire COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to their food collection efforts, TUMC also operates “Trinity’s Treasures”, which is a community ministry that takes donated items and sells them at their regular yard sales.
“The last food drive was a huge success and a wonderful blessing. Everyone truly appreciated the donations,” Trinity’s Table said. “The need is still very much out there and we are happy to distribute whatever you can share with us to those in need.”