Middlesex County Food Dating Label Education Project (2022)

This report analyzes the ways in which individual pantries throughout Middlesex County interact with food product date labels, food waste, staff and client education, and the impact that COVID-19 has had on those topics. This project has two main objectives: (1) understanding what practices food pantries in Middlesex County currently have in place regarding food […]

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Middlesex County Emergency Food Organizations and Non-Food Services during the Covid Pandemic (2021)

In partnership with the Rutgers University Collaborative Center for Community-based Research and Service, and REPLENISH, the Middlesex County Food Bank, this report offers some insight about the non-food challenges that pantries confronted during the pandemic, how pantry staff navigated the demand for these services during the pandemic through July of 2021,and it provides some idea about […]

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Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on People, Pantries and Practices in the Emergency Food System (2020)

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the emergency food system, challenging a system that was already operating with few resources. Food pantries developed strategies to meet surging need while navigating COVID-19 safety challenges and dramatic shifts in food supply. This report investigates how a set of food pantries in Metuchen and Edison, […]

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New Brunswick’s Emergency Food System Pantry Profile (2015)

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 Rutgers University. Graduate students in an Advanced Qualitative Methods course and faculty from […]

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Farm-to-Freezer (2013)

The 2013 Voorhees Fellows worked with Elijah’s Promise to prepare a farm-to-freezer guide. Elijah’s Promise asked the Fellows to create a guide to illustrate how and why Elijah’s Promise processes and freezes fresh food. EP freezes fresh food to save money by extending the shelf life of lower cost and sometimes free summer produce, control food […]

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