ANNOUNCEMENT

Princeton Human Services Seeks Donations for Food and Supplies amidst Coronavirus Concern

Princeton Human Services Seeks Donations for Food and Supplies amidst Coronavirus Concern

Princeton, NJ – The Princeton Human Services Department, in collaboration with the Princeton Public School District, Princeton Senior Resource Center, and the Princeton Housing Authority, is seeking donations for food and supplies amidst the coronavirus concern in Princeton. The department is asking the community to consider donating necessities for our vulnerable residents. The items being requested include, but are not limited to: canned goods (soups, beans, veggies, sauce, fruit, tuna fish, meat, spam, etc.), juice, corn flour (maseca), pasta,rice, shelf stable milk, peanut butter and alternatives, toilet paper, hand sanitizer, flushable wipes, toothpaste and toothbrushes, laundry detergent, hand and dish soap, shampoo, feminine hygiene products, adult and baby diapers/pampers, baby wipes, Lysol wipes, cleaning supplies, Advil, Tylenol, thermometers and gloves.

Donations can be dropped off at all of the Princeton Public Elementary School gymnasiums (Community Park,Johnson Park, Little Brook, and Riverside) Monday through Friday from 10 AM – 2 PM, and at the Henry Pannell Learning Center located at 2 Clay Street on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11:45 AM -12:30 PM and 3 – 5 PM. When dropping off donations, the department urges donors to refrain from gathering near the buildings. The Department asks residents not to donate items if they may be sick or have been in contact with someone who may be sick.

For a list of food and other resources for residents affected by the coronavirus outbreak, please visit our website: https://www.princetonnj.gov/resources/coronavirus-resources. We will be updating this page frequently as new information becomes available.

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This is truly a community effort to ensure all of our residents are safe and able to protect themselves during these difficult times. The help and generosity of the community are greatly appreciated, especially in times of need. If you have any questions, please call our office at 609-688-2055 or send an e-mail to murias@princetonnj.gov.

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