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>DC Central Kitchen

We develop innovative social ventures to break the cycle of hunger and poverty

Healthy Corners

Healthy Corners is a pioneering venture that is sustainably expanding healthy food access in DC’s food deserts. We deliver fresh produce and healthy snacks to corner stores in DC’s low-income communities, offering produce to corner stores at wholesale prices and in smaller quantities than a conventional distributor. The stores then sell the produce at below-market prices, making it an affordable option for the consumer.

Instead of just giving away food, we have demonstrated significant demand in low-income communities for our fresh, affordable food deliveries to corner stores.

We’re regularly developing new products that encourage healthy eating on the go, including fresh-cut fruit, scratch-cooked versions of popular snacks and healthy, ready-to-eat meals packed with wholesome ingredients.

We also provide stores with marketing support and technical assistance while offering nutrition education sessions and cooking demonstrations that get customers excited about changing their shopping habits. Finally, as we prove to store owners that selling healthy food is good business, we then help them transition to receiving deliveries from larger, for-profit wholesalers.

Healthy Corners Manual

Replicate the success of Healthy Corners in your own city or town

Healthy Corners Volunteer List

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Our Impact Last Year

207,283 units of healthy snacks

sold in DC’s food deserts

74 corner stores

participated in Healthy Corners

100% participating stores

reported an increase in profits

Store Locations

Upcoming Community Events

October 2017

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  • Corner Store Tabling Event - Bodega Market ( Franklin)
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  • Nutrtion Education Lesson Plan
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  • Community Meals Lesson @ Pat Handy Women's Shelter
  • Corner Store Tabling Event - Kwik Stop
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  • Corner Store Tabling Event @ Newton Market
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  • Community Meals Lesson @ Benning Park
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  • DC Greens Grocery Walk
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  • Cooking Demo @ DC Urban Greens
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  • Corner Store Tabling Event @ Sonya's Market
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  • Community Meal Lesson @ Community Meals Agency
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  • Community Meals Nutrition Lesson
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  • Cooking Demo @ DC Urban Greens
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  • Corner Store Tabling Event - Texas Avenue Convenience
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  • Corner Store Tabling Event - New 7 Market
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  • Community Meals Nutrition Lesson - Arthur Capper
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  • Corner Store Tabling Event - The Cupboard
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  • Cooking Demo @ DC Urban Greens
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  • Corner Store Tabling Event - A&S Grocery

Contact Information

Nola Liu, Program Manager, Healthy Corners

nliu@dccentralkitchen.org