About Send Hunger Packing
Send Hunger Packing WW-P (SHuP WW-P), a program of Mercer Street Friends began in 2017 in the WW-P School District. Through this program, on Friday afternoons during the school year, weekend food is placed in the backpacks of food-insecure children in grades K-6. It has been found that children who regularly do not get enough nutritious food frequently have behavioral, emotional, and academic problems. This program has been found to make a difference.
Send Hunger Packing WW-P (SHuP WW-P) is a program of the Mercer Street Friends, Mercer County's food bank. During a normal school year, SHuP WW-P raises funds for the Friday afternoon placement of weekend food bags in the backpacks of food insecure students in grades K-6. This year has been anything but normal, and now more than ever, families throughout our communities are facing food insecurity. During this pandemic, SHuP has worked tirelessly with the West Windsor Health Department, the West Windsor-Plainsboro School District to supplement the weekly meal kits that students receive through the National School Lunch Program.
SHuP WW-P is working with WW-P Foods Services to help families in our communities. For a short time, SHuP is seeking funds to provide grocery store cards to community families as a safe way provide supplemental nutrition through a crowdfunding site ioby.org.