Partnering with CGR is a true collaborative experience that prioritizes people and community, exemplifies rigor in all aspects of the work and results in actionable data and recommendations that support informed decision-making and change.
Dr. Suzanne Piotrowski
President and Principal
On time, efficient and open to ideas and suggestions to tailor the needs of the customer.
Chief of Administrative Services
Ocean County, NJ Health Department
CGR has been an invaluable resource to us for many of our projects. They are truly subject matter experts that provided us the data, tools and resources we need to make informed decisions. I highly recommend them and will certainly use them again for future needs.
Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce
CGR's staff, specifically Donna and Alice were caring professionals who got what we needed and guided us in that direction.
The Belle Center
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.