Celebrity Chef Brian Duffy, of the Spike TV show Bar Rescue, is coming to Princeton on Sunday, September 14th. He will be visiting the Community Park School from 3pm – 5:30 pm. The event is free of charge.
Duffy will be preparing affordable, nutritious, easy to prepare meals using ingredients generally available to low-income families.
The effort is part of the Send Hunger Packing challenge. Chef Duffy will also help local kids cook a meal of their own as a way of demonstrating the connectione between cooking and nutrition.
About 12 percent of the school population in Princeton, or about 420 children, qualify for free or reduced lunches during the school year. The Send Hunger Packing program provides free weekend meals for children to take home in backpacks. Last year the program provided weekend meals for 88 percent of the 266 students in grades kindergarten through five, as well as preschool children. As of May 2014, 5,522 weekend meal packs were delivered to students.
For more information, visit the Send Hunger Packing website.