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DC Health Link @ DC Central Kitchen Healthy Corners

DC Health Link @ DC Central Kitchen Healthy Corners

Aug 14, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Texas Ave Convenience Store
4350 Texas Ave SE
DC Health Link is partnering with DC Central Kitchen in its Healthy Corners program to expand access to healthy food in our city’s food deserts. DCCK launched the program in 2011 knowing that charitable hand-outs of free food and farmers markets would not, on their own, fully address the significant inequalities in food accessibility across Washington, DC. The Healthy Corners model places healthy, affordable foods, all in our city’s small corner stores, which had previously struggled to put fresh, nutritious options on their shelves. Because of Healthy Corners, 71 small corner stores and bodegas in DC’s historically underserved neighborhoods now stock their shelves with fresh produce and healthy snacks – collectively selling over 251,000 healthy items last year alone. According to DC Central Kitchen, "This success stands in stark contrast to the persistent and misguided stereotypes that suggest low-income communities are less interested in purchasing healthy food." DC Health Link is proud to partner with DCCK on this important initiative to improve wellness in our underserved communities. DC Health Link certified assisters will be on site to provide in-person education and enrollment assistance to District consumers as well as answer questions, and provide information about Medicaid options and financial help with plan premiums. For more information about this event, please contact Lily Banning at lbanning@dccentralkitchen.org. For information about DC Health Link, please visit www.DCHealthLink.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @DCHealthLink