Princeton University recently made a $10,000 contribution to the West Windsor-Plainsboro Send Hunger Packing program. This program provides weekend meal packages for approximately 175 children from grades K to 6 in the West Windsor-Plainsboro School District in association with Mercer Street Friends. The meal packages are distributed during the school year to help keep these children from going hungry on the weekends so they return to school on Monday well-nourished and ready to learn.
by Michael Hotchkiss, Office of Communications
Improving access to affordable housing is a critical challenge around the country and across the globe. It's also an urgent concern just across Nassau Street from the University campus, in the municipality of Princeton.
by Danielle Alio, Office of Communications
Since 2009, the Princeton University Volunteer Fire Program has been serving both the University and surrounding community. The program consists of about 30 University staff members who volunteer during business hours to respond to emergencies with the Princeton Fire Department.
For the Princeton Fire Department, which is an all-volunteer organization, the program ensures support during the day with University volunteers when town volunteers may be unable to answer a call.
For their recent trip to Littlebrook Elementary School, Princeton University's student-athletes swapped their textbooks for storybooks on potatoes, sharks and trains.
For over a decade, the Princeton Varsity Club has helped to bring Princeton varsity student-athletes, representing a variety of sports, to local elementary schools as part of Reading with the Tigers. With multiple school visits a year, Tiger student-athletes read to school children ranging in grade level from kindergarten through fifth grade.
Princeton residents celebrated the town's new freeB community shuttle bus during a ceremony Thursday on Hinds Plaza. Princeton University provided funds for the town to purchase the vehicle.
FreeB is a free, municipal shuttle service available for anyone to ride. It stops at Princeton Station (Dinky), Palmer Square, the Princeton Shopping Center and other locations in town. The University helped support the launch of the service in 2008 and provided $90,000 to the town for the new 21-passenger bus.