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>OUR COVID-19 response

We’re delivering fresh food to corner stores to meet the urgent demand in DC neighborhoods without grocery stores.

SNAP Match

At select Healthy Corners stores, DC Central Kitchen offers a “SNAP Match” coupon program for SNAP/EBT customers. At these stores, customers receive a $5 coupon for free fruits and vegetables every time they spend $5+ using their SNAP/EBT card. The SNAP/EBT purchase must contain at least 1 fresh or frozen fruit or vegetable.


What is SNAP matching? How do I earn SNAP Match coupons?

If a store offers SNAP Matching, shoppers who purchase fresh or frozen product with SNAP/EBT can get more fresh or frozen produce for free. To earn a $5 coupon for fresh or frozen product, spend at least $5 with SNAP/EBT at a participating store and include at least 1 item of fresh or frozen produce in your purchase.


How many SNAP Match coupons can I earn?

You will earn 1 coupon per qualifying transaction.


What can I buy with my SNAP Match coupons?

Each coupon is for $5 of fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables. Any fresh produce item or frozen fruits and vegetables without added sugar, seasoning, or oil. You cannot buy canned fruits or vegetables with your coupons.


Do the SNAP Match coupons expire?

Yes. Please use your coupons by the expiration date in the top right corner of your coupon.


Where can I spend my SNAP Match coupons? What if my store does not have the fruits and vegetables I want?

You can use your coupons at the store where you received them, or at any store listed on the coupon. Please request any new fruits or vegetables with the store manager.


If I spend less than $5 using my coupon, will I get change?

No change is given, so please spend the full $5 at once.


Who runs this program?

The coupons come from DC Central Kitchen’s Healthy Corners program, with funding from the USDA and DC Health.

SNAP Match Program flyer (English)
SNAP Match Program flyer (Spanish)

DC WIC

Through a partnership with DC Central Kitchen and DC WIC, select Healthy Corners stores are now DC WIC authorized vendors.  At these stores, WIC participants can shop for and redeem their DC WIC benefits just as they would at the grocery store. The DC WIC authorized Healthy Corners stores carry the same WIC-required items the grocery stores carry.


What is WIC?

WIC stands for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC is a federal food assistance and nutrition education program for eligible women, infants, and children. WIC participants receive benefits to purchase a variety of healthy foods every month, tailored for them by WIC nutritionists.


How do I know if I’m eligible for WIC?

Pregnant women, new mothers, or infants and children under 5 years old may be eligible for WIC. Fathers, guardians, and grandparents can also enroll their children in WIC. If you think you or your child(ren) might be eligible, use the WIC pre-screening tool to find out more.


How do I apply for WIC?

Apply for WIC by contacting your local WIC clinic or calling (202) 442-9397.


How do I know which Healthy Corners stores can accept my WIC benefits?

On the app, find WIC authorized vendors through the app by selecting the WIC filter when searching for Healthy Corner stores.

Don’t have the app yet? Search for “Healthy Corners” in the app store to download the Healthy Corners app. Once it is downloaded, search for stores by the benefits they accept.

The Healthy Corners stores that accept DC WIC are also on the authorized store locations list found on the DC WIC website


How can I use my WIC benefits at a Healthy Corners store?

Check out this tutorial to learn how to use your WIC benefits. Remember your WIC benefits, WIC ID folder, and look for the purple stickers placed on the shelves to find WIC-eligible products.


Will more Healthy Corners stores be able to accept WIC benefits?

Yes, we are working closely with the DC WIC State Agency to help more Healthy Corners stores become WIC authorized vendors.


Will Healthy Corners stores be able to accept eWIC?

Yes, just like the larger WIC authorized vendors, Healthy Corners stores that accept paper WIC benefits will also be making the transition to eWIC. You will be able to redeem your WIC benefits using a card instead of a check starting in Spring 2022.


Who runs this program?

DC Central Kitchen’s Healthy Corners program works closely with DC Health’s WIC State Agency, with funding from the USDA.

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