DC Central Kitchen partners with corner stores to deliver fresh produce and healthy snacks to DC’s low-income communities. DCCK sells produce to corner stores at wholesale prices and in smaller quantities than a conventional distributor. The stores sell the produce at below-market prices, making it an affordable option for the consumer.
The goal of Healthy Corners is to make healthy food accessible and affordable for everyone. DCCK develops 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 nutrition education, cooking demonstrations, marketing support, and technical assistance.
In Fiscal Year 2014:
- More than doubled number of participating corner stores to include 67 locations, primarily in wards 5-8
- Grossed more than $79,826 in retail earnings
- Sold nearly 88,000 units of fresh produce and snacks
Learn more about Healthy Corners products and where you can find them.
Check out some of our most popular recipes made from Healthy Corners products.
Request a Healthy Corners cooking demonstration or other nutrition education event, including our traveling, edible nutrition education exhibit, the Truck Farm.
Community Events Calendar
See what is happening in your neighborhood.
Info for Corner Store Owners
How your store can sign up.
Note this is the Executive Summary of the manual. To request the full copy, contact DCCK’s Director of Nutrition and Community Outreach, Janell Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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