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Healthy Corners Community of Practice: An Expanding Network of Corner Store Leaders

When we launched our Healthy Corners program 11 years ago, we were asking small business owners for a precious commodity: trust. After more than a decade of earning and building that trust, there are now 53 DC corner stores stocking and selling healthy, affordable fruits and vegetables from DC Central Kitchen. In fact, good food […]

DCCK Spotlight: Healthy Corners Store Navigator Deborah Wells

Our Healthy Corners program is made of more than just truckloads of fresh produce. For years, we have engaged a team of Store Navigators, respected local residents who engage customers, build awareness of the Healthy Corners program, and collect vital community feedback. One of these essential Store Navigators is Deborah Wells. A long-time community advocate, […]

Media Hit: DC Central Kitchen Tops 1 Million Healthy Corners Meals

WTOP spotlighted our Healthy Corners program, which just celebrated selling 1 million units of healthy fresh food since the beginning of the pandemic. During the pandemic, food insecurity was at an all-time high across the District. Neighborhoods already struggling with too few grocery stores now faced additional barriers to securing healthy, fresh foods, while at the […]

Media Hit: DC Central Kitchen’s App Makes Finding Fresh Produce Easier

The Washington Informer spotlighted our new and improved Healthy Corners app. The reimagined app includes an interactive store map that lists the most recent delivery at each Healthy Corners location, recipes, local social support services, and more, all in an easy-to-use format. Check out the full story and download the app here.

May Community Events

May is a busy month for our Community Development and Partnerships team! As the weather warms up we’ll be hosting and participating in events across DC, promoting our programs and resources, ensuring our neighbors will know where they can find an affordable yet nutritious meal this summer.   Healthy Corners Events We’re hosting weekly community […]

Straight from the Stores: A New Video on the Power of SNAP Match

A customer picks out fresh fruit from a Healthy Corners fridge at Wheeler Market in the new video highlighting the importance of SNAP-Match. See video below. We are proud to share a new video highlighting the power of DC Central Kitchen’s Healthy Corners program to shape businesses and communities for the better! In 2018, Healthy […]

A WIC Win: Good Returns and Healthy Corners

The Healthy Corners Team chats with Bellevue residents outside of Elmira Market at a community event on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. Elmira Market is one of the Healthy Corners partner stores that now accepts WIC checks. Hadley Chittum | DC Central Kitchen Ten years after the first seeds of Healthy Corners stores were planted in […]