Send Hunger Packing Princeton
Because a child should hunger for knowledge, not for breakfast.
SHUPP provides supplemental fresh produce on the weekend and much more …
Because a child should hunger for knowledge, not breakfast.
Why we do what we do …
Over 15% of the students in Princeton Public Schools are eligible for free or reduced-price lunches from the federal government. While such programs provide food for them during the week, there is no support available on weekends, holidays, or during the summer months.
Eligibility for the free and reduced program doesn’t guarantee one is food insecure, but it is a major indicator. Additionally, there are families who may earn slightly more than the program allows who may still from time to time be food insecure.
We know that poor nutrition and learning are at odds. When children arrive to school on Monday morning, they have a right to be properly fed and ready to learn and Send Hunger Packing Princeton was formed to make that possible.
Growing in the Schools!
March, 2022 –
Vertical Farm Initiative
Growing in our Community
May, 2022 –
SHUPP Community Gardens
Our Core Programs
Our effort to reach more children in need within our community has encouraged us to expand both our mission and our reach. Evolving beyond the core initiative of the weekend food program SHUPPrinceton has strengthened our partnership with the Princeton School District to make accessing food easier.
Our Fresh Produce Delivery Program
Growing with SHUPP
Vertical Farm Program
In conjunction with the Princeton Public Schools we have installed a vertical farm in the Littlebrook Elementary School.
This pilot program will complement the already robust outdoor, raised bed garden programs that have existed for some time in a number of Princeton Public Schools. It will allow for gardening all year round. It will allow the students to continue their agricultural adventures indoor during the cold weather, allow them to study, experiment, care for and maintain a gardening pod that has the potential to grow as much as 300 pounds of produce throughout the year.
School Snack Program
What you can do
Make A Donation
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. – Winston Churchill
Become A Volunteer
Get involved. We are always looking for folks in our community to roll up their sleeves and lend a hand.
Spread The Word
Tell your friends and neighbors that there is food insecurity in Princeton and you can help put an end to it.