The Center's July 2020 Newsletter discusses our latest research, introduces our newest Voorhees Fellows, and celebrates the achievements of our Voorhees Fellow Alumni!
Innovative Practices in Emergency Food Delivery
Ralph W. Voorhees Public Service Fellows Hina Arshad, Nashia Basit, Cassie Bolinger, Aiza Nageeb, Julien Rosenbloom with Evan Iacobucci, Planning and Public Policy Doctoral Program. During the Fall 2019 semester, Middlesex County Food Organization and Outreach...
Food Insecurity in Middlesex County
Riley Link, Curtis McDaniel, Daniel Rodriguez, and Sabeen Rokerya, 2018 Ralph W. Voorhees Public Service Fellows, partnered with the Middlesex County Food Organization and Outreach Distribution Services (MCFOODS) during the Fall 2018 semester to research food...
New Brunswick Community Food Assessment
The New Brunswick Community Food Alliance (NBCFA) launched in 2012 to improve community food security with a vision that “All City residents have access to adequate amounts of nutritious, safe, affordable, and culturally appropriate food at all times and in socially...
Taking Food Access on the Road
Food insecurity, food accessibility, and food deserts have generated national concern as social justice issues. To combat these injustices, groups from across North America have created mobile food markets. A modern-day mobile market established in West...
Community Food Incubation and the Potential to Create Small Food Businesses in New Brunswick
New Brunswick is home to many current and future food business entrepreneurs. Some are home cooks who would like to start a food business. Others would like to expand their current businesses by selling from a food cart, food truck, or restaurant. Some cooks produce...
In the Garden: The Community Economic Potential of the Food System
Elijah’s Promise enlisted the Spring 2016 Community Development Studio at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University to explore the feasibility of expanding its apiculture, farm to table culinary training, and composting...
New Brunswick’s Emergency Food System Pantry Profile
The study of New Brunswick’s food pantries is the product of a partnership between the Feeding New Brunswick Network, a coalition of emergency food providers in New Brunswick, and the Ralph W. Voorhees Public Service Fellows, a group of undergraduate students at...
Improving Community Food Security in New Brunswick
The Fellows’ research provides insights about how organizations and individuals define community food security in New Brunswick, what activities they employ to improve it, and what barriers persist.
Materials Management and Manufacturing in Newark
The Spring 2014 community development studio explored Newark’s manufacturing waste stream and potential opportunities for reusing durable manufacturing discards and shipping materials to generate new jobs.
Lending and Foreclosure in New Jersey
The RWV Center compiles information about foreclosure from a variety of sources to better understand the problem of foreclosure in NJ.
Impact of Paterson’s Environment on Children
The Ralph W. Voorhees Center for Civic Engagement, in a study funded by the Taub Foundation, strove to understand non-school barriers to children doing well in Paterson, New Jersey.