Thank you NJJN for highlighting Jewish Family and Children’s Service’s (JFCS) new mobile food pantry and the impact it will have on our community (“New food pantry hits the road,” Oct. 8). I am impressed by JFCS’ vision and commitment to making this happen, and grateful to Michelle Napel, executive director, for her leadership and determination to make this a reality.
An estimated 43.1 percent of Mercer County families are considered among the “working poor,” meaning they struggle to afford basic necessities like food, health care, transportation, and housing. We are fortunate that the Women’s Alliance is able to raise funds to address hunger, and appreciate the generous support from members of our community.
JFCS Women’s Alliance event co-chair