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Merrick Recreation Center

450 participants in Code Green program

Capital View YMCA

Planted fruit trees, 270 total participants in Code Green program

Langdon Park Recreation Center

160 participants in Code Green program

Lincoln Heights

R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center

Paradise at Parkside Apartments

Stanton Elementary

Food insecurity, or a lack of access to affordable healthy food, disproportionately affects residents of Wards 7 and 8 in Washington, D.C. While the average American family spends about 13 percent of its income on food, a family living at the poverty level spends about one-third of its income on food. Lack of access to healthy food also leads to poor health outcomes such as chronic disease and obesity.

Food deserts can be described as geographic areas with limited or nonexistent options for healthy food. While 50 percent of youth live in Wards 7 and 8, less than 10 percent of the District’s grocery stores are located there.

people per grocery store in Wards 7 & 8


of food deserts in DC are in Wards 7 & 8