The PVC and its Student-Athlete Service Council have teamed up with the Princeton Mobile Food Pantry. Throughout the 2022-23 school year, student-athletes from several varsity programs made special visits to the pantry, learning how to combat hunger in their community.
Located close to campus, the Princeton Mobile Food Pantry feeds over 500 families, or 1,200 individuals in the Princeton area. During each visit, about 15 Tigers helped volunteers pack a two-week supply of fresh protein and produce that was donated by a variety of grocery stores and farmers. After assembling hundreds of grocery bags, they then delivered them right to the doorsteps of each family, ensuring that nobody missed a meal.
During one visit, the Tigers met with members of the New Jersey Governor’s office to learn about the growing hunger needs throughout the state and share why their volunteer experiences since partnering with the pantry have been so impactful. “Helping pack and deliver groceries with the Princeton Mobile Food Pantry was a great way for all of us to get off campus and put our free time to good use. The work that PMFP does is beautifully organized and has such a large impact on the Princeton community. It’s easy to get caught up in campus life and forget about the world around us, so it was fun to take a break from practice and schoolwork to do something meaningful.” recounted Annie Robinson ’23 on the women’s water polo team.
The PVC organized 10 meal packings during its first year in partnering with the Princeton Mobile Food Pantry and looks forward to offering more opportunities for student-athletes to engage with the group moving forward.
Click here to view a photo gallery from several of the packing events.