1-Pager: New Healthy Food Retail in Wards 7 and 8

Increasing access to healthy food is a top priority for Mayor Bowser and the DC Food Policy Council. Thanks to public advocacy, dedicated business owners, and government support, 4 new healthy food stores will be opening in Wards 7 and 8 between 2020-2022. This is great progress, and we lookforward to continuing our work to … More 1-Pager: New Healthy Food Retail in Wards 7 and 8

Upcoming Event: Financing Food

About this Event When: Thursday, July 30th, 10-11:30AM. Register on Eventbrite. Creating a resilient, more equitable food system requires money and support. We will talk with CDFIs about access to funding and financing. Community development financial institutions (CDFIs) play a critical role in providing funding, capital, and other resources to hyperlocal DC food businesses. Join us … More Upcoming Event: Financing Food

Proposed SNAP Rule: Requirements for Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWDs)

The USDA recently proposed a rule to restrict how states provide SNAP benefits to certain able-bodied adults without dependents. The federal rule is estimated to eliminate SNAP benefits for as many as 755,000 people across the country and reduce benefits by $15 billion over ten years. If enacted, this rule will reduce SNAP participation, increase … More Proposed SNAP Rule: Requirements for Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWDs)

ACTION ALERT: East of the River Grocery Access Legislation SAMPLE LETTER

East End Grocery and Retail Incentive Program Tax Abatement Act: Community Action Guide Prepared by the DC Food Policy Council’s Working Group on Equity, Access, Health, and Nutrition Education   What does this bill do? The East End Health Care Desert, Retail Desert, and Food Desert Elimination Act is a three part bill designed to bring […]

More ACTION ALERT: East of the River Grocery Access Legislation SAMPLE LETTER

ACTION ALERT: East of the River Grocery Access Legislation

East End Grocery and Retail Incentive Program Tax Abatement Act: Community Action Guide Prepared by the DC Food Policy Council’s Working Group on Equity, Access, Health, and Nutrition Education   What does this bill do? The East End Health Care Desert, Retail Desert, and Food Desert Elimination Act is a three part bill designed to bring … More ACTION ALERT: East of the River Grocery Access Legislation