Food Insecurity

Food insecure children may be at greater risk of truancy and school tardiness.

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When they are in school, children who are food insecure may experience increases in an array of behavior problems including: fighting, hyperactivity, aggression, anxiety, mood swings, and bullying.

Knowledge is the key

Children growing up in food-insecure families are vulnerable to poor health and stunted development from the earliest stages of life.

Our friends and supporters at H1912 are generously donating a portion of sales during December to SHUPPrinceton

And a huge thank you from everyone at SHUPPrinceton.

SHUPPrinceton’s next fundraiser will be February 28. It will be a Night of Inspiration as we honor SHUPPrinceton founder Ross Wishnick. Please join us.

SHUPPrinceton provides supplemental meals on the weekend and much more …

Because a child should hunger for knowledge and not breakfast.

Why we do what we do …

Almost 14% of the students in Princeton Public Schools, equating to 2 kids in each classroom are eligible for free and reduced-price lunches from the Federal government. While such programs provide food for them during the week, there is no support available on the weekends and holidays.

Eligibility for the “free and reduced” program doesn’t guarantee one is food insecure, but it is a major indicator. Additionally, there are kids who may not qualify for this program 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.

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

Because there is food insecurity in Princeton and you can help end that.

An investment in our future...

By providing supplemental food to Princeton children and their families, SHUPPrinceton seeks to reduce food insecurity in our community, so that all of our children can thrive in their classrooms and beyond.

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Who are we?

Send Hunger Packing Princeton is a 501c3 located in Princeton, New Jersey. We distribute weekend food packs, provided by our partner organization Mercer Street Friends, to children in the Princeton schools (K-5, so far) and at the Princeton Nursery School. To date, SHUPPrinceton has distributed over 100,000 meals.

How can you help?

Hunger goes by many names: food insecurity, food hardships, food shortages, meal gaps. Regardless of the chosen terminology, it is a consequence of poverty and the result of food not always being available, affordable and or accessible to people with insufficient financial resources. Together we can change this state of affairs.

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We could not sustain our efforts without our generous partners.

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