CGR’s feasibility study on mobile summer meals in the City of Rochester was presented to the Summer Meals Partnership of Rochester in late April, 2016 and the Partnership was so enthused by the findings that they immediately began planning a pilot mobile meals program for summer 2016. We moved from the study’s release on April 28th to implementation of the pilot on June 26th. The quick turnaround time is a testament to CGR’s data-rich and catalyzing study, as well as to the commitment, flexibility, and innovative thinking of our community partners.
Mairéad Hartmann, Program Officer
Rochester Area Community Foundation,
CGR conducted a fiscal and operational analysis that exceeded all previous studies and set a new standard for future studies.
Marc Pfeiffer, Deputy Director (Ret.),
Division of Local Government Services,
State of New Jersey Department of
On time, on budget, very professional. It's what every client hopes for. That's CGR.
Jack Benjamin, President,
Three Rivers Development Corporation
CGR is extremely thorough, thoughtful and professional. They add value to our work. We consider them important partners.
Linda Landsman, Vice President (Ret.),
Scenario: Regional foundation wants rigorous examination of food insecurity and the charitable food system in Northwest Arkansas to inform and drive planning and collaboration among stakeholders concerned about food security within the two-county region.
Increased awareness of challenges within Northwest Arkansas’ charitable food network including the capacity to provide fresh food on a regular basis, accessing charitable food resources during non-work hours, and transportation to resources, particularly in rural areas. The study also illustrated the nature of the direct food provision system which is comprised of primarily small organizations with operating budgets of less than $1 million that rely heavily on volunteers. Providers cited the need for increased refrigeration and storage capacity as well as additional staff as resources needed to expand their services. The project also identified community-generated ideas for addressing food insecurity and strengthening the charitable food network in Northwest Arkansas such as expanded and coordinated service hours, and the need to identify strategic distribution sites. The report and interactive map are serving as an important tool and catalyst to jumpstart and inform planning, collaboration and investments among local stakeholders including civic leaders, funders and providers concerned about addressing the long term food security needs in the community.