The COVID-19 pandemic has forced communities across the country to face an issue of food insecurity. At Princeton University, a new nonprofit initiative has been established to ensure that local at-risk families, children and individuals will not go hungry — or without proper nutrition.
For six weeks (July 7 through August 16, 2020), the Summer Food and Nutrition Program will provide daily meals to members of the Princeton community who are in need. A multifaceted initiative, the Summer Food and Nutrition Program will collaborate with the following area nonprofits: HomeFront, the Rescue Mission of Trenton and Meals on Wheels of Mercer County. Together, the team will distribute meals to an estimated 2,000 people in the local area.
While the Summer Food and Nutrition Program will help to keep individuals healthy with a nutritionally conscious diet, Princeton University aims to accomplish more. The Program offers continuity of employment for the University’s Campus Dining employees. This also means they will retain their health benefits!