Send Hunger Packing Princeton

Because a child should hunger for knowledge, not for breakfast.

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SHUPP provides supplemental fresh produce on the weekend and much more …

Because a child should hunger for knowledge, not for 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.

Kind words from Princeton Human Services.

This is why we do what we do at SHUPPrinceton.

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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

SHUPP shifted the backpack program to take this pandemic head on.  SHUPP has arranged to provide 10 lbs bags of fresh produce to food insecure families of Free and Reduced Lunch recipients enrolled in the Princeton Public Schools.  The bags are distributed to the students while at school to bring home to their families.

Growing with SHUPP

In our efforts to expand our outreach to the residents of Princeton SHUPP has build and planted multiple community gardens open to our neighbors to enjoy the fresh produce grown by our SHUPP volunteers.

Vertical Farm Program

In conjunction with the Princeton Public Schools we have installed a vertical farm in the Littlebrook Elementary School.

School Snack Program

In our efforts to expand our outreach, SHUPP has provided Princeton Middle School liaisons with snacks to supplement the students during the school day.
 

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.