The Board of Send Hunger Packing Princeton (SHUPP) is happy to report a successful sixth annual event. The mission of SHUPPrinceton is to provide child-friendly supplemental weekend food through community organization and community financial support. Approximately 600 to 700 students in the Princeton Public Schools are food insecure. They need our help because a child can’t thrive on an empty stomach.

This event was for the benefit of all the young children in Princeton. It was a carnival-like atmosphere with kids’ games, a photobooth, popcorn and pretzels, and face painting. Nearly 200 people attended, and a good time was had by all.

SHUPP has expanded over the years and now includes summer food distribution, in addition to distribution during the school year. There are no pre-requisites to sign up and participate. To date almost 130,000 supplemental meals have been provided. The organization recently obtained 501(c)(3) nonprofit status and operates in partnership with Mercer Street Friends and the Princeton Schools.

SHUPP would like to thank its sponsors: CURE Insurance, Bill and Ashley Schofield Fund, GrandPals, YWCA, Ross & Lesley Wishnick, Wendy & Joe Vasquez, Rabner Graphics, and the Princeton Public Library; as well as the United Way of Greater Mercer County for its assistance in providing meals this summer to children who are food insecure.

— Ross Wishnick
Chairman, SHUPP Princeton

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