Who we are?

Share My Meals is a non-profit organization run by volunteers that aims to alleviate hunger and food waste in the Princeton area. We work with local entities seeking to curb the environmental impact of food waste by providing their excess inventory to people in need. Our organization connects these two realities and creates a positive outcome for our community and our environment.

The Share My Meals Waste Watcher Program is a sustainable meals recovery process, approved by the local health department, that distributes surplus meals from the cafeterias of local corporations, schools, universities, and restaurants to food-insecure members of the community. Our efforts are aligned with broader national initiatives, including government programs and regulations which provide clarity and incentives for corporations which aim to reduce food waste.

During the pandemic, Share My Meals has adapted its operations to launch the Share My Meals Covid-19 Program. By purchasing meals from local restaurants at the cost of goods, Share My meals has been able to help the food insecure community while allowing the restaurant to stay active and paying part of their staff members. During the last five months, thanks to the amazing support of three partner restaurants, our team of 40 motivated volunteers, and more than 300 generous donors, we have been able to deliver about 23,500 healthy meals directly to the home of the 74 families enrolled in our program.

As our workload has considerably increased, we have decided to launch a Share My Meals Community Inclusion Program aiming to incorporate in our daily operations the talents and skills of people from the community who have lost their jobs. This program will help members get back to an active life while contributing to creating a true Share My Meals Movement which will involve the entire Princeton community.

Share My Meals is a 501 (c) 3, incorporated in NJ, that serves the food insecure people of the Princeton community regardless of their ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, disability, age, or faith.

Of the food is wasted in the U.S.
Of the population New Jersey lives in food insecurity
Of the children live in food insecurity in New Jersey

Programs

The Share My Meals Movement is an initiative that aims to alleviate hunger and reduce food waste.
Share My Meals

Waste Watcher Program

We have the desire to bring the food from where it is available to where it is needed. Less Waste=Less Hunger
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Covid-19 Program

During the pandemic, Share My Meals has adapted its operations to be able to distribute healthy meals to an increased number of families in need.
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Inclusion Program

This program incorporates in our daily operations the talents and skills of people from the community who have lost their income.

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We help fight food waste

If food waste were a country, it would be the third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases behind China and the United States. In this video from NewsHour Weekend's Megan Thompson sat down with Elizabeth Balkan, director of food waste for the Natural Resources Defense Council, to find out more.

Team

Meet our fantastic Board of Trustees.
Isabelle Lambotte
Isabelle Lambotte

President - Strategies and Operations

isabelle@sharemymeals.org

Caroline de Schrevel
Caroline de Schrevel

Secretary

caroline@sharemymeals.org

Liliana Morenilla
Liliana Morenilla

Vice President and Community Outreach

liliana@sharemymeals.org

Macarena de Torres
Macarena de Torres

Supply Chain & Logistic

macarena@sharemymeals.org

Stan Berteloot
Stan Berteloot

Communication, Marketing & Digital Infrastructure

stan@sharemymeals.org

Canan Akyuz
Canan Akyuz

Volunteers Coordinator

canan@sharemymeals.org

Elisabeth Calvarin
Elisabeth Calvarin

Treasurer and Volunteers Coordinator

elisabeth@sharemymeals.org

    Contact us

    Address
    252 Nassau St. Princeton, NJ 08542
    E-mail: info@sharemymeals.org Phone: (609) 337-2415‬