Food Access Resources
The Produce Plus Program helps District residents access fresh, locally grown fruit and vegetables by providing $10 per household, twice per week, to spend at farmers’ markets in DC.
Any DC resident who receives SNAP (formerly known as Food Stamps), WIC, Grocery Plus (formerly known as CSFP), Medicaid, Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB), SSI disability, or TANF is eligible. Produce Plus is a DC Department of Health program. DC Greens is implementing the program in 2017 with a grant award from the DC Department of Health.
The 2017 Produce Plus Program runs from June 1 – September 30, 2017.
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Community Food Guides
These are resource maps that DC Greens has developed in partnership with other actors in the food sector. The resource maps are a companion to the DC Food Finder and can be found in the community at a variety of service organizations, including WIC clinics, health clinics, community and senior centers, food pantries, and referral sites! If you are interested in accessing physical copies of this resource please contact Dominique Hazzard. Download the digital files here:
Ward 1 Food Resources Map and Ward 1 Community Food Guide
Ward 2 Food Resources Map and Ward 2 Community Food Guide
Ward 3 Food Resources Map and Ward 3 Community Food Guide
Ward 4 Food Resources Map and Ward 4 Community Food Guide
Ward 5 Food Resources Map and Ward 5 Community Food Guide
Ward 6 Food Resources Map and Ward 6 Community Food Guide
Ward 7 Food Resources Map and Ward 7 Community Food Guide
Ward 8 Food Resources Map and Ward 8 Community Food Guide
Using Your Federal Benefits
Almost every farmers’ markets in DC also accept SNAP and WIC and Senior checks. Many of these markets may also offer discounts to customers who spend their SNAP, WIC, and Senior checks at the market. To learn more go to the information table at your neighborhood farmers’ market and ask if they have a matching or bonus program.
The Produce Plus Program has been a great success, connecting low-income District residents to fresh produce at farmers’ markets in all 8 Wards of the city. Perhaps the program’s biggest accomplishment was demonstrating the demand for fruits and vegetables.
For a complete review of our findings, see the resources below: