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Bonner Scholar Coordinates Meals for TCNJ Students

Each TCNJ Bonner Scholar is assigned to one primary service site to dedicate their time and efforts in the local community. However, it is not uncommon for these amazing students to go above and beyond when they see a community in need. One such student is Janelle Ntim, a junior political science major who recognized in late October that many residential students would be going without access to meals on campus over the week-long Thanksgiving break. Janelle reached out to The Shop at TCNJ, the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, and her Bonner peers to ensure that each of the 50 students living on campus would receive five days worth of hot meals. Early on Monday, November 23rd, Janelle and several other Bonners met up at TCNJ, ready to head to TASK and pick up 250 meals. Aided by TCNJ campus police, the students worked together to ensure each residential student received their meal safely and while social distancing.  Said one TCNJ staff member, “This really goes to show what a caring community TCNJ and Trenton are, and how much we can do when we work together.” 

The Shop is open for any TCNJ and Ewing community members. Please visit our website to learn how you can schedule a time to access free food and hygiene items.



Center for Community Engagement
Forcina Hall, Room 337
The College of New Jersey
P.O. Box 7718
2000 Pennington Rd.
Ewing, NJ 08628