The first line of defense against hunger in Trenton is made up of an army of volunteers who belong to churches spread throughout the city.
The newest addition to the fight against hunger is St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Volunteers from St. Paul have agreed to volunteer each week for one month at the Trenton Food Pantry to sort, stack and send out food for local needy families.
Carole Tarnowski has been rounding up troops for the pantry since 1975 including Trenton Mayor Kyle Stack.
"The mayor has always been volunteering," Tarnowski said.
Tarnowski said volunteers and donations always seem to increase during the holidays, but there is always room for more.
Fresh vegetables don't last very long at the food pantry. Tarnowski encourages people to drop off fresh produce every Thursday between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.
People wanting to volunteer or donate can write (there's no phone) or stop by the Trenton Food Pantry, 2901 Manning Drive, during the hours of operation mentioned above, located in the back of St. Timothy's Church next door to the Creative Montessori School.
Items wanted for holiday season
- Canned meats
- Fresh produce
- Sweets and snacks