NJEDA Issues RFI Seeking Input on Strategies to Address Food Insecurity in New Jersey’s Food Deserts
On March 15, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking insight into food security challenges faced by communities across the Garden State, including specific obstacles and disparities within communities that are considered “food deserts.” Responses to the RFI are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 12, 2021. The RFI can be found at https://www.njeda.com/bidding/#OET.
NJEDA is seeking responses from qualified entities (“Respondents”) including, but not limited to:
- municipalities and school districts;
- hunger relief organizations (e.g., food banks);
- food retailers, producers, processors and suppliers;
- advocacy organizations;
- social services providers;
- supermarket and grocery store developers and operators;
- community stakeholders;
- policy and academic researchers;
- technical assistance providers;
- agricultural organizations and farm markets;
- developers of innovative anti-hunger and nutrition programs; and
- foundations and philanthropic initiatives that address hunger and food insecurity.
NJEDA is interested in receiving responses from entities based within New Jersey as well as those located outside of the state.
All questions concerning this RFI must be submitted in writing no later than 11:59 PM EST, on March 22, 2021 via e-mail to email@example.com. The subject line of the e-mail should state: “QUESTIONS-2021-RFI-OET-COVID19-FoodDesert-125”. Answers to questions submitted will be publicly posted on the Authority’s website on or about March 31 at: https://www.njeda.com/bidding/#OET as Addendum.
All RFI responses must be submitted in writing no later than 11:59 PM EST on April 12, 2021, via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line of the e-mail should state: “RFI Response-2021-RFI-OET-COVID19-FoodDesert-125”.
To read the NJEDA press release, click here.