New Brunswick Food Alliance Brought Harvesting Healthy Recipes To the Community
by Nan Zhang
The Community Room of Robert Wood Johnson Fitness Center was filled with the smell of fruits, vegetables and spices on the night of Oct. 26. Members of the New Brunswick Community Food Alliance were preparing for a warm and tasty night, sharing healthy recipes of soups with the community.
Themed as Healthy Soups of the World Night, the meeting brought gourmet food together, which was made with locally grown fruits and vegetables.
The “Harvesting Healthy Recipes” meeting was sponsored by Elijah’s Promise Culinary School and Key Food.
According to Mariam Merced, director of RWJ Community Health Promotion Programs, the annual recipe-sharing meeting promotes the idea of healthy eating, which is the goal of the Food Alliance as well.
The Food Alliance is striving to create access to healthy and affordable food in New Brunswick. “Hub City Fresh” healthy corner store initiative is affiliated with the Food Alliance, as well. According to the work group’s study coordinator, Chris Ackerman, there are already 10 corner stores in the community now, and the number of corner stores will expand by the end of the year.