Ways to Help

Collections for food-insecure families in Princeton

Donations for food and supplies are needed in Princeton to help vulnerable residents during the COVID-19 crisis can be dropped off at Arm in Arm, 61 Nassau St. Please email or call 609-396-9355 before visiting

Suggested items to donate: Canned goods (soups, beans, veggies, sauce, fruit, tuna fish, meat, spam, etc.), juice, corn flour (maseca), pasta, rice, shelf stable milk, peanut butter and alternatives, toilet paper, hand sanitizer, flushable wipes, toothpaste and toothbrushes, laundry detergent, hand and dish soap, shampoo, feminine hygiene products, adult and baby diapers/pampers, baby wipes, disinfecting wipes, cleaning supplies, Advil, Tylenol, thermometers and gloves.

Share My Meals

Princeton nonprofit fighting food waste by donating healthy meals to the community is working on a COVID-19 response.

Donate Money

Cash donations for economically disadvantaged families through Princeton Children’s Fund

Princeton Children’s Fund, in cooperation with municipal and community partners, is collecting for economically disadvantaged families affected by work stoppages during the COVID-19 outbreak. More information 

Princeton Area Community Foundation

The foundation is collaborating with other community leaders to create the COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Fund.

Donate Equipment


Please check your basement or garage; you may have masks left over from home improvement projects that can be used by first responders.

Request for N95 masks and medical gowns.

Princeton’s First Responders are in need of N95 masks and fluid impervious medical gowns. Contact Chief Nicholas Sutter.


Donate Blood

Red Cross call for blood donations

The American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage as the coronavirus outbreak threatens the availability of the nation’s blood supply. Healthy individuals are urged to help restock the shelves for patients who need surgery, victims of car accidents and other emergencies, or patients suffering from cancer. Please make an appointment.


Mercer Mask Project

New Jersey nonprofit preparing masks for their use and, s and, upon request, by other members of the community.

Retired doctors/doctors from other countries needed

The Governor issued an executive order permitting doctors who are retired or from other countries to join the battle against COVID-19. The order provides them immunity for civil liability for good faith efforts of providing COVID-19 care. Individuals can sign up here. Not covered under the order, but also needed are students in the last year of medical studies.

Princeton Neighborhood Buddy Initiative

Sign up to join this group, which encourages residents to take a senior citizen or otherwise vulnerable neighbor under their wing and check in on them to make sure they are safe in the event of any local emergency. More about the Neighborhood Buddy Initiative

Meals On Wheels Mercer

Meals on Wheels of Mercer County is is looking for emergency substitute volunteers. The group is continuing to deliver meals weekdays while onboarding emergency substitute volunteers at 10 a.m. at Daly’s Dining Hall on the Rider Campus in Lawrence, until further notice. They have procedures in place for delivery to maintain social distancing policies. Contact Meals on Wheels with any questions: 609-695-3483 or info@mealsonwheelsmercer.org.