CYO of Mercer receives United Way grant to fight hunger

July 29, 2019 at 12:37 p.m.


Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) of Mercer County recently received a $5,000 grant from United Way of Greater Mercer County, as part of United Way’s Strike Out Hunger summer initiative.

The grant is to support CYO Bromley Center’s food pantry in Hamilton Township, which collects and distributes, free of charge, non-perishable and frozen food to income-eligible Hamilton Township families.

Following a recent expansion project at the pantry, the grant will help CYO purchase additional food for distribution and undertake expanded marketing, to broaden awareness of our food program and help increase the number of beneficiaries and donors.

“We are thrilled to partner with United Way,” said CYO executive director Tom Mladenetz, “to work together to strike out hunger in Mercer County. Many people in this area assume hunger/food insecurity is only an issue in Trenton, but clearly that is not the case.

“CYO has worked closely with Mayor Kelly Yaede and the entire township team to provide numerous programs and services at the Bromley Center over the past five years,” he continued. “The food pantry is obviously most vital because it helps meet basic needs of many Hamilton residents. This grant from United Way provides the CYO Bromley Center food pantry a tremendous boost.” 

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Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) of Mercer County recently received a $5,000 grant from United Way of Greater Mercer County, as part of United Way’s Strike Out Hunger summer initiative.

The grant is to support CYO Bromley Center’s food pantry in Hamilton Township, which collects and distributes, free of charge, non-perishable and frozen food to income-eligible Hamilton Township families.

Following a recent expansion project at the pantry, the grant will help CYO purchase additional food for distribution and undertake expanded marketing, to broaden awareness of our food program and help increase the number of beneficiaries and donors.

“We are thrilled to partner with United Way,” said CYO executive director Tom Mladenetz, “to work together to strike out hunger in Mercer County. Many people in this area assume hunger/food insecurity is only an issue in Trenton, but clearly that is not the case.

“CYO has worked closely with Mayor Kelly Yaede and the entire township team to provide numerous programs and services at the Bromley Center over the past five years,” he continued. “The food pantry is obviously most vital because it helps meet basic needs of many Hamilton residents. This grant from United Way provides the CYO Bromley Center food pantry a tremendous boost.” 

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