Branch Brook Park Alliance

Contact Name
Barbara Bell Coleman and Patricia E. Ryan, co-chairs
Environmental Protection
Newark, NJ

Newark has fewer acres of parkland per resident than any of the 55 biggest cities in the U.S. Its residents also have limited access to a healthful range of fruits, grains and vegetables because there are very few supermarkets within the city limits. The Schumann Fund’s grant supported the expansion of a Farmers’ Market in Branch Brook Park, part of the state’s Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program, which provides eligible participants vouchers valid for use at the state’s farm stands.