Access to healthy food should not be a luxury. Yet 1 in 7 District households struggle with food insecurity. And East of the River, limited options for buying fresh affordable food restricts people’s ability to make healthy choices for their families.
On Saturday, October 14th hundreds of people across the city are taking action and joining the Grocery Walk. We’re walking to downtown Anacostia from the nearest grocery store– over 2 miles away– followed by a rally calling for city investment in access to healthy food for all.
We need help with outreach and logistics to make this action for food justice a success. To volunteer, sign up here and save the date for the Volunteer Launch & Training on Sunday, September 24th from 2:00 – 4:30 PM (2300 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE).
DC Greens is organizing the Grocery Walk alongside partners, Office of Councilmember Trayon White, Bread for the City, BYP100, Capital Area Food Bank, DC Central Kitchen, DC Hunger Solutions, Health Alliance Network, Ward 8 Health Council, and WPFW.