The Building Together Project
Throughout its history, the Princeton Pantry has seen the number of clients in need of its services continue to rise, and the need for a larger space is critical. The number of individuals served at the 6th Avenue location has remained steady over the past three years, with an average of approximately 9,000 individuals served each year; however, the addition of the reclamation program at the 1st Street location continues to rise, from 18,174 individuals served when the program began in 2013, to 22,965 individuals served in 2016.
A New Beginning
With land donated by a future neighbor, just a few blocks down from Downtown Princeton on Rum River Drive, hope for a more effective and safer way to serve the community has become a possibility. The new building will provide many new things to our community:
- A safe and visible place to receive help
- More waiting area to effectively accomodate families and individuals
- More storage space for education, including a new demonstration kitchen
- Office space to allow for private and confidential meetings with individuals and families, and to allow other agencies a place to provide help