Salvation Army Opens Nonprofit Grocery Store in Baltimore to Combat Food Deserts

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by Nina Golgowski via huffingtonpost.com

The Salvation Army is adding healthy grocery shopping to its list of charitable endeavors. The nonprofit opened its first full-service grocery store in Baltimore on Wednesday in what it hopes will be the first of many stores to help combat the nation’s number of “food deserts,” which are disadvantaged neighborhoods lacking stores that sell fresh meats and produce.

DMG Foods, which is named after the organization’s promise of “doing the most good,” opened in northeast Baltimore with the goal of providing local residents with nutritious, low-cost food as well as nutrition guidance, meal planning and job training. “If this works, Baltimore wants us to open two or three more stores,” Maj. Gene A. Hogg, the Salvation Army’s Central Maryland area commander, told HuffPost on Monday.

via Salvation Army Opens Its 1st Nonprofit Grocery Store in Baltimore to Combat Food Deserts — GOOD BLACK NEWS

2 thoughts on “Salvation Army Opens Nonprofit Grocery Store in Baltimore to Combat Food Deserts

  1. This problem with food deserts in urban ghettos has been a problem for nearly 2 decades now. The supermarket chains simply refuse to locate there. And it’s closely related to a shortened lifespan in low income people and minorities. Because they have no access to transportation, either, they simply have no access to fresh fruit and vegetables – unless they have their own garden.

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