Healthy Corner Stores
EAT South partners and supports local non-profits and organizations to make lasting impacts on our community!
Do I spy fresh produce located directly under the meat sticks? YES, you do!
In efforts to increase the affordability and accessibility of fresh produce to Montgomery and surrounding area communities, CARPDC, EAT South and The Wellness Coalition have teamed up to support small corner store operators to incorporate fresh produce into their sales items. As one of our guiding principles is food justice, EAT South is honored to be part of this worthy effort by providing cooking demonstrations at each of the five corner stores providing fresh produce. Please contact us with any questions regarding location of the stores and or any other questions.
A recent study by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health analyzed evaluations of 16 corner store interventions and found that, on average, produce sales increased by 25 percent to 50 percent (ChangeLab Solutions, 2015).
Learn more about this great public health initiative here.