Unused Meal Credits Go to Local Nonprofit

Posted on Tue, July 23, 2013 by Carole Gaudet.

The Upper Valley Haven is a local nonprofit providing temporary shelter and educational programming for homeless families and adults as well as food and clothing to anyone in need. The Haven is open 365 days per year and serves over 6,800 people annually. Its services are free of charge.

Tuck students have gotten involved by volunteering at the Haven, and by donating as well. Here's a recent news item from the Haven's website:

"Ever wonder what happens to the remaining credit on a boarding student's meal plan? Well, students at the Tuck School of Business decided to give back to the community collectively by donating $2,700 of unused funds to the Upper Valley Haven. With this resource the Haven was able to purchase approximately 2,000 pounds of perishable food including cheese, yogurt, butter, cream cheese and more. For more than three years, Tuck students have organized this unique food drive as well as collected clothing from Tuck dormitories after the students pack up to ensure good clothing and supplies do not go to waste. The Haven is very grateful to have this support from future business leaders. Thank you, Tuck Students!"