Salvation Army opens affordable grocery store in ‘food desert’

Fresh groceries are about to get a whole lot more accessible for Baltimore residents.

On March 7, the Salvation Army officially opened the doors of its inaugural supermarket.

Dubbed “DMG Foods” after the nonprofit’s motto “Doing the Most Good,” the innovative 7,000-square-foot shop aims to bring nutritious, healthy food to low income residents in one of the nation’s poorest urban areas — the so-called “food deserts.”

“DMG Foods is the first grocery store in the nation to combine social service with a traditional grocery shopping experience. Our social services include nutritional guidance, shopping education, workforce development, and meal planning,” the shop’s website states. Video footage and photos of the launch shared to social media have received a positive response.




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