In recent years, the accessibility and availability of fresh, local, and healthy food has increased dramatically in D.C. with the help of several programs. Organizations such as DC Central Kitchen have transformed areas known as “food deserts” into areas with an abundance of healthy options to eat including fresh produce and healthy ready-to-go snacks.
The Healthy Corner Store Program, launched in 2011, provides fresh and often-locally grown produce and healthy snacks at an affordable price. DC Central Kitchen has partnered with 67 corner stores in wards 5, 7, and 8 to sell produce at wholesale price, making healthy food accessible and affordable for everyone.
Next time you visit a corner store – click here to find a location near you – don’t forget to grab a fresh piece of fruit or vegetable on your way out. Choose from many of the Healthy Corner Stores’ products, which change a little seasonally:
- garlic, ginger, jalapenos and other flavorful options
- lemons & limes
- mixed nuts
- oranges & grapefruit
- cut pineapple
- sweet potatoes
… all at affordable prices!