This project supports the formation of a local food policy council (New Brunswick Community Food Alliance) to improve the food system and to alleviate food insecurity in New Brunswick. The project follows a community-based participatory approach, and it is a partnership between the university, the City officials, private companies, health care providers, social service agencies, local farmers, community organizations, and residents. In addition to the formation of the food policy council, the project aims to integrate and interpret new and existing data about food insecurity and related needs (e.g., food availability and pricing), identify gaps in the infrastructure, and help develop a strategic plan and the future action steps towards improving the food system and food security in New Brunswick.
- Area(s) Served: New Brunswick
- Population(s) Served: Residents (especially those experiencing food insecurity)
- Collaborative Partner(s): The Citizens Campaign; Devco; Elijah's Promise; Johnson & Johnson; Lazos America Unida; Mae J. Strong Child Development Center; Mt. Zion AME Church; New Brunswick Public Schools; New Brunswick Tomorrow; Office of the Mayor; Puerto Rican Action Board; Unity Square Partnership