Mon – Fri: 8:30 – 4:00
Closed from 12–1pm
Ewing, NJ 08628
Work First New Jersey is the state’s temporary public assistance program, designed to help families move to self-sufficiency by offering them a full array of supports, from child care, health insurance and transportation, to substance abuse treatment and emergency funds. There is a five-year lifetime limit on cash assistance, and recipients must be employed or take part in work activities. Call the Work First New Jersey Hotline at 1-800-792-9773 for more information.
Mercer Street Friends provides supplies for local food pantries and is located at 824 Silvia Street, Ewing.Food Pantry at Hollowbrook Community Center
The Food Pantry
Operated by the the Victorious Church, Pastor Terry Collins for Ewing residents (proof of residency required). Wednesdays 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.
See also FoodPantries.org for additional Ewing resources.
Delivers meals to homebound individuals in the Mercer County area with the help of a large group of committed volunteers. Customers may receive one hot meal and an additional cold meal per day, Monday through Friday (holidays are excluded). A limited number of weekend meals are also available to weekday meal recipients. Meals on Wheels of Mercer County also offers nutrition counseling and education, shelf-stable groceries once a month, 'Blizzard Bags" for inclement weather, and pet food for recipients' furry companions. They currently deliver meals in East Windsor, Ewing, Hamilton, Hightstown, Lawrence, Princeton, Trenton and West Windsor.
Meals on Wheels of Mercer County is administered at the Hollowbrook Community Center, 320 Hollowbrook Drive. For information about the program call 609-695-3483.
Senior nutrition services are also provided by the Mercer County Office on Aging, through the Mercer County Nutrition Project for the Elderly. This project provides a comprehensive, multi-purpose program to the Senior Citizens of the county. This program centers around thirteen nutrition sites serving nutritionally balanced meals Monday through Friday at the noon hour. The meals satisfy one-third of the federal recommended adult daily nutritional needs. Monthly menus are posted at each nutrition site, and on the agency’s home page on the Mercer County Web Site Special meals are offered on holidays and festive menus are also incorporated each month. The program serves senior citizens who are 60 years of age or over and their younger spouses. The suggested donation for a meal remains at $1.00 for participants. All contributions are strictly voluntary and confidential.
Location: Hollowbrook Community Center, 320 Hollowbrook Drive, Ewing.
Ewing Seniors, aged 60 and older who are unable to drive, may take advantage of our free van service from Monday – Friday. Service hours are from 8 am – 3:30 pm. Clients are regularly transported to and between our Community Centers, the ESCC and Hollowbrook (when it reopens) for Ewing Senior social events; to medical appointments, grocery stores; and Mercer County nutrition.
Transportation is by appointment only. Reservations can be made Monday – Friday between 8:30 AM – 1PM. Call Justin Latini at (609) 468-9364. The van is parked at 3:30 PM. For additional information about this service see our Ewing Seniors page on this website.
Another non-emergency transportation service available to Mercer County residents aged 60+ and to adults with disabilities is Mercer County TRADE. This County service provides door-to-door transportation within the County (and up to 5 miles beyond County borders). Service is available weekdays from 8 am to 5 pm. Advance reservations are required.
Mercer County TRADE Transportation
300 Scotch Road
Trenton, NJ 08628
For more information call 609-530-1971 or go to the Transportation Resources to Aid the Disadvantaged and Elderly page on the Mercer County website.