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Media Contact:

Janeen Johnally

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janeen.johnally@uss.salvationarmy.org

 

BALTIMORE ELECTED OFFICIALS TO SUPPORT GRAND OPENING OF SALVATION ARMY’S FIRST GROCERY STORE
BALTIMORE, MD (March 1, 2018) —To commemorate the historical opening of The Salvation Army’s first grocery store, more than 100 local and national stakeholders, including Mayor Catherine Pugh, Salvation Army USA Southern Territory Leader Commissioner Howell, BGE, and The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, will be attending the grand opening of DMG Foods grocery store on March 7, 2018 at 11am in Baltimore, Maryland.

Located in a healthy food priority area, DMG Foods will provide fresh and affordable produce to 1,200 families annually and open at least 15 jobs within the community. It is believed to be the first grocery store in the nation to combine social service with a traditional grocery shopping experience, and will provide nutritional guidance, shopping education, and meal planning, and workforce development.

The Salvation Army of Central Maryland worked with the Baltimore Development Corp, The Baltimore Food Initiative, and The Maryland Food Bank to design the concept and program.

This program is committed to offering exceptional values to the public through their weekly ads and their loyalty program. In addition to in-house savings, customers that self-identify as government assistance recipients, via online or kiosk registration, qualify for complimentary food items, once a month.

After the ribbon cutting ceremony, DMG Foods, which is located at 400 E 29th St, Baltimore, MD 21218, will be open to the public. Hours of operation are Monday – Saturday, 7am – 7pm.

Media personnel is welcome to schedule a tour of the facility prior to the grand opening. If you would like an on-camera interview with Salvation Army personnel, please contact Janeen Johnally at janeen.johnally@uss.salvationarmy.org, so that we can ensure proper personnel can be made available during your timeframe.

For more information about DMG Foods, please visit www.dmgfoods.org.

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About The Salvation Army of Central Maryland

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in Maryland in 1885, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 150 years. Nearly one hundred thousand Marylanders receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, clothing, and shelter to the homeless, and after-school programs for underprivileged children through its partnership with The Boys and Girls Club of America. Eighty-two cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in Maryland.

 

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