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Healthy Corners Participates in Ward 8 Turkey Give Away

, November 30th, 2012

Ward 8 Turkey Give Away

As part of our effort to promote the fresh produce in our Healthy Corners stores, DC Central Kitchen participated in last week’s Ward 8 Turkey Giveaway. We handed out sweet potatoes and recipes and gave the community a taste of the healthy fresh food they can find in their neighborhoods.

Residents lined up by the hundreds outside of Union Temple Church in Anacostia to receive one of the two thousand turkeys being distributed to ensure a well nourished holiday for local families.

Healthy Corners was there to add to the holiday bounty, passing out 200 pounds of sweet potatoes. Participants were given two sweet potatoes along with a simple recipe for preparation and a banana and some trail mix to snack on while waiting for turkeys.

Many of those who stopped by were pleasantly surprised to hear of our two Healthy Corners stores within walking distance of Union Temple Church that sell reasonably priced fresh fruits, vegetables and healthy snacks.

Get our recipe for Simple Sauteed Sweet Potatoes here.

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