The 2012 Spring Community Development Studio worked with Elijah’s Promise, the Rutgers University Food Innovation Center, and New Jersey Community Capital, to increase food-related community development and improve food security in New Brunswick and in New Jersey. Elijah’s Promise is a community based organization in New Brunswick that seeks to alleviate poverty and hunger by providing job training, small business development, education, jobs, and services. The Rutgers Food Innovation Center is an award winning food processing business incubator located in Bridgeton, New Jersey. The center provides an array of services to food related entrepreneurs and helps local communities and the state to grow food-related business through value-added production. New Jersey Community Capital is a community economic development financial intermediary that helps community organizations access capital to revive neighborhoods. Ag in the City is a new statewide urban agriculture organization.
Elijah’s Promise asked the studio to explore the potential for a community food hub in New Brunswick.
Growing New Brunswick’s Food Hub (Elijah's Promise, Rutgers University Food Innovation Center, New Brunswick Food Alliance, with New Jersey Community Capital)
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