We believe that access to healthy food is a basic human right. In a city with crushing health disparities and unequal access to healthy food, our programs are designed to increase both affordability and accessibility for residents struggling to feed themselves and their families. We are working towards systemic shifts so that healthy food access is integrated into the fabric of our city, as both a social justice issue and an economic driver unto itself.
D.C.’s city-wide farmers market food access program. Customers receiving any federal benefit (SNAP, WIC, TANF, SSI Disability, Medicaid, Medicare QMB) can get $10 to spend on produce up to twice a week.
Doctors in D.C. write prescriptions for fresh fruits and vegetables that can be redeemed for free produce to help at-risk patients manage diet-related chronic illnesses.