Send Hunger Packing fills the bowls at ‘friendraiser’

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Wendy Regina-Vasquez
Princeton
On Sunday, Sept. 25, Send Hunger Packing Princeton (SHUPP) held its fourth annual “friendraiser.“
The event this year was called “Fill the Bowls,“ inspired by a national initiative known as Empty Bowls. Our event guests received a beautiful, handmade ceramic bowl, created by artist Adam Welch. Our guests received their bowls empty, to symbolize the problem of food insecurity faced by so many of our neighbors in Princeton, and then filled their bowls with delicious food, generously donated by local restaurants including Elements, Witherspoon Grill, Aurelio’s, Metro North, Olives, Princeton Soup and Sandwich, Momo Bakery and Lilipies. Celebrity chef Brian Duffy of Philadelphia, renowned for his role in TV’s “Bar Rescue, “gave a cooking demonstration.
Once again, this friendraiser was a success, both in raising funds andawareness. Thank you to our friends and supporters. Together, we supportfood insecure families in our town. Together, we’ve been able to provideover 63,000 supplemental weekend meals to children in our Princeton schoolsduring the past three years. Together we ARE making a difference.
And because of your support, we’re now able to expand our mission, boost ourreach to more children and enhance the quality and quantities of food weprovide. For more information, please see our website: shupprinceton.org. 
Wendy Regina-Vasquez 
for the SHUPP Board 
Princeton 