WPST has joined forces with the United Way of Greater Mercer County to make sure local families have enough food, during this challenging time.

The 6th annual Strike Out Hunger is going on right now throughout Mercer County. It kicked off last week at The College of New Jersey, "bringing together businesses, individuals and advocates, working together to help reduce hunger in Mercer County, " according to the press release.

How can you help? You can take the #bagchallenge. It's easy.

The United Way of Greater Mercer County (UWGMC) is asking that you use a clean t-shirt to make a reusable bag, and fill it with non-perishable foods to be distributed throughout the area. They're asking for donations of canned meats, vegetables, healthy cereals, and more. Here's a full list of suggested foods.

Need help turning your t-shirt into a reusable bag? We've got a tutorial posted below or you can click here. 

Convenient, curbside drop off locations will be set up across the county from tomorrow (June 23rd) through next Tuesday (June 30th).

The first curbside, drop off location is here in the WPST radio station parking lot. We're located at 619 Alexander Road in Princeton. Click here for driving directions. 

Come out on Tuesday (June 23rd) from 10 am - 2 pm. There will be a tent set up and volunteers on hand to receive your donations.

Other locations in the next week will include some Starbucks locations, Investors Bank branches. Click here to see a full list of donation opportunities throughout our area.

Sandra Toussaint President & CEO of the United Way of Greater Mercer is so thankful for the support saying, “When you take part in feeding our community, especially given the crisis we are going through, that is such a gratifying feeling for everyone involved in the effort."

Your donations for Strike Out Hunger will go to local food pantries, churches, and soup kitchens. Rolling Harvest Food Rescue and Mercer Street Friends Food Bank will be working with UWGMC to distribute your food donations to those in need.

Thank you in advance.