Addressing Food Deserts, One Corner Store At a Time (Video)

There are a number of low-income communities in D.C. where residents lack access to fresh and healthy food — mostly in Wards 5, 7 and 8. Nonprofit D.C. Central Kitchen launched an initiative over the summer to deliver fresh produce to corner stores in D.C.’s food deserts. They also provide small refrigerators for the food. The program, Healthy Corners, is partially funded through a $300,000 grant from the city.

This video, produced by Run Riot Films, follows a D.C. Central Kitchen employee as he delivers the produce to stores. “There are so many places in D.C. where people can’t get healthy meals, healthy foods,” he says. “I think that’s a travesty of justice. It should not be like that.”

  • Emily Morrison

    DC Central Kitchen’s genius lies in the many-pronged approach it takes to combating hunger, from school lunches to job training to Healthy Corners and more. Thanks for sharing this!