2008 Press Archives
Princeton Choirs Raise Funds for WFP in Africa
World Food Programme
December 18, 2008
The inaugural album by the choirs raised enough money
to pay for 160,000 meals for children across Africa
Washington - Eleven choirs in Princeton, New Jersey, have contributed
music for a new Christmas CD to help support WFP school meals initiatives
The CD, A Princeton Christmas: For the Children of Africa Vol. 2, is
a follow-up to last year's critically acclaimed inaugural album by the
richly-talented student choral community.
"A Princeton Christmas CD is a wonderful example of American kindness
and generosity during the holiday season," said Karen Sendelback, President
and CEO of Friends of the World Food Program.
"Thanks to these choral groups in New Jersey, WFP school meals programs
in Africa will continue to reach thousands of children with food and
WFP school meals programmes provide healthy meals to children in some
of the world's poorest countries. For many of these children, this is
the only meal they receive all day.
In 2007, WFP provided meals in school to nearly 20 million children
in 70 countries. It only costs $0.25 to provide a meal to a child in
school. In some schools, take-home food rations are also distributed
for children to bring home to their families. Serving food at school
not only targets hunger at its root, it also helps get children into
school, providing them with an important key to a better future - an
"Last year, the inaugural album raised over $40,000 for WFP and provided
more than 160,000 meals to children across Africa," said Tom Meagher,
the organizer of A Princeton Christmas and coordinator for the volunteer-based
WFP Committee of New York.
"We hope to surpass these figures and continue feeding schoolchildren
long after the holiday season is over," he added.
For more information, visit Friends of the World Food Program (http:/
www.friendsofwfp.org), a non-profit organization dedicated to building
support for the WFP (http://www.wfp.org).
Tom Meagher (A Princeton Christmas) / 908-907-3377
Maria Reppas / firstname.lastname@example.org
/ 202- 530-1694 x 111