The Princeton Student-Athlete Service Council (SASC), in partnership with the Princeton Varsity Club and New Jersey-based non-profit Bridges Outreach, Inc., helped prepare and delivery brown bag meals for underserved communities in northern New Jersey this past weekend. Close to 20 Tiger student-athletes representing a variety of varsity sports gathered on campus Saturday afternoon (Oct. 30) to prepare 125 bagged meals, which included fresh deli sandwiches, fruit, nutrition bars, water and other Halloween treats. Following overnight storage and refrigeration, four student-athlete leaders (i.e., Henry Dubiel ’24, Jake Mayer ’22, Mary Murphy ’22, Jeremy Yun ’25) helped transport the meals to Irvington, NJ early Sunday morning, where they assisted in distributing the meals to those in need.
“I was really proud to see so many athletes come out on Saturday to help make lunches for low-income residents and the homeless population of Irvington, NJ. Having the chance to drive up on Sunday and see everyone’s smiling faces and appreciation was incredibly rewarding and it gives me a new perspective of how lucky we all are every day in the “Orange Bubble.”
The energy and excitement around service this year from student-athletes across all teams has been awesome!”– JAKE MAYER ’22 (Men’s Golf | SASC Co-President)
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“Our recent Bridges run was hopefully the first of many for the Student-Athlete Service Council, especially as we look to build new relationships with local organizations. It was a special thing to experience the reach of Princeton’s student-athlete community as we handed out the meals to a long line of appreciative residents. When I asked one woman how she was doing, she replied, “Oh, I’m blessed this morning.” That’s why SASC does what it does – we’re humbled and honored to be a part of those kinds of moments.”– MARY MURPHY ’22 (Women’s Lacrosse | SASC Co-President)
About Bridges Outreach, Inc.
Bridges’ mission is to end homelessness through volunteer-driven outreach and individual case management focusing on health, housing and independence. They form relationships with those experiencing homelessness while meeting their most urgent needs. Today, over 2,600 volunteers help the organization to deliver more than 65,000 meals to New York, Newark, and Irvington, NJ.