Athletics Gives Back for the “Month of Service”

Members of the Princeton Athletic Department and PVC Staff teamed up with other local volunteers to lend a helping hand to the Princeton Mobile Food Pantry and Trenton Area Soup Kitchen as part of the Princeton University Pace Center’s “Month of Service,” taking place throughout January 2022.

The Princeton Mobile Food Pantry meal packing initiative took place at the Princeton Shopping Center, with volunteers preparing 330+ bags full with fresh fruit and vegetables, milk, eggs and chicken that will feed nearly 800 members of the Princeton community. Once prepared, the meal bags were delivered to each family’s doorstep.

The Princeton Mobile Food Pantry, established in 2010, aims to provide food and other support to underserved members of the Princeton, NJ community. The meal-packing and delivery service pictured below occurs every other week throughout the calendar year.

Separately, Princeton Athletics colleagues assisted the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) with preparing and serving hot brunch to nearly 100 members of the Trenton community. TASK’s mission is to feed those who are hungry in the Trenton area and offer programs to encourage self-sufficiency and improve the quality of life. Hot meals are made available twice per day, Monday through Friday, for any individuals who show show up seeking nourishment.

Month of Service 2022 (running January 5th through 28th) is organized by the Pace Center for Civic Engagement. This year’s theme, “Just Food” comes from conversations with our partners and the stories in our communities about the longstanding issue of food access, systemic inequalities, and how these needs have been impacted by the pandemic. Click here to learn more about upcoming volunteer opportunities as part of the Month of Service – opportunities are open to Princeton University students, faculty and staff, and all participants must follow Princeton University’s COVID-19 Safety Guidelines