Mercer County Community College will be lending a helping hand to those in the community who have found themselves in need during the ongoing coronavirus health crisis, according the school's website.

The food and clothing drives will be held at the college's West Windsor and James Kerney campuses throughout the month of June. So, if you're cleaning out your closets, like so many are doing these days, please save some stuff to donate.

You can drop off clean, slightly used, or new clothes starting this Friday, May 29th, June 5th and June 12th at the James Kerney campus. Non perishable food donations would also be greatly appreciated. Look for the donation bins around the back of the building, which is right off of Academy Street. You can make donations from 9am to 1pm.

On the West Windsor campus, you can bring your donations (food and clothes) June 1st, June 3rd, June 8th, and June 10th. Drop off will be in the lot off near the Hughes Drive entrance to the school anytime between 9am and 3pm.

At both drop off spots, the college asks you to wear a mask and socially distance yourself from volunteers and others dropping off donations as well.

 

The college is also asking for your help in sorting the clothes you're donating by size, which will save them time, so they can distribute the clothes to the needy faster.

If all goes according to plan the donations will be given out on Wednesday, June 24th, in the student and faculty parking lots, starting at 10am, with Thursday, June 25th being a rain date or overflow day.

The organizer of the drives and Bursar of the college, Lucia Brown-Joseph said in a statement, “The college serves a diverse population that was affected by COVID-19 in a variety of ways. This is an opportunity to unite the community, while giving back to a population in need.”

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