PRINCETON: Spotlight: ‘Hunger Pains’ in Central Jersey

    The Historical Society of Princeton will present its upcoming changing exhibition, “Hunger Pains: Feeding People in Central New Jersey, from July 21 through Aug. 16 in Bainbridge House, at 158 Nassau St.
    This “compelling interactive exhibition” will be a unique collaboration with three emergency food providers: Mercer Street Friends Food Bank, Crisis Ministry of Princeton and Trenton, and the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen. Through photographs, video, and interactive elements, the exhibition will inform visitors about the nature of this far- reaching problem in New Jersey.
    The natural response to the issue of hunger is to strive to meet the immediate need for food. During the course of the exhibition, HSP will run a food drive and provide time for representatives from participating organizations to share their mission with museum visitors through Volunteer Cultivation Days.
    Mercer Street Friends, the Crisis Ministry and TASK will be represented by photographs, artwork, and video about their clients and volunteers.
    HSP will run a food drive to benefit all three agencies from July 7 through Aug. 16. The following items will be accepted: canned proteins (tuna, salmon, chicken, chili), shelf- stable milk (like Parmalat), peanut butter (no glass containers, please), canned potatoes, and cans of fruit, low- fructose.
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