Combating Food Insecurity in 2017

To combat food insecurity and to increase access to healthy fruits and vegetables to residents, our D.C. Resident Services Department partnered with D.C. Green to be a distribute site for the Produce Plus Program. This program is a D.C.’s city-wide farmers market food access program in which eligible residents can receive $10 voucher checks to spend on produce up to twice a week.
Here are some of the highlights from our onsite property distribution:

  • Distributed $21,735 voucher checks to 222 CPM eligible households over the span of 3 months.
  • 87% of residents surveyed stated the program helped them become more aware of the locations of the farmers’ markets.
  • 90% of residents surveyed stated the Produce Plus Program encouraged them to eat more healthy in the future.
  • 92% of residents stated the program increased their household’s fruit and vegetable intake.