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SA-16-09-Fall-eNewsletter-2016NWE9NL-Article1-600x536Our community is a better place because of your kindness. You’re helping to bring light and hope to our community through your support. Thanks to you, more men, women, and children are getting the help they need.

The Salvation Army couldn’t exist without you!

Your compassion and generosity are changing lives every day. Thank you!

The support of friends like you means that our struggling neighbors are getting the help and hope they so desperately need. Hunger is alleviated. Shelter is provided. Clothes are distributed. Recovery is made possible. Unconditional love is offered. Lives are changed.

Your support helped provide these things in the last year:

• Nutritious food for hungry neighbors
• Clothing for those in need
• Safe haven for kids who are at risk
• Relief supplies for victims of local disasters

This is only possible because of caring people like you. Thank you for your continued support … and for doing the most good!

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DMG Foods Will Be the First Salvation Army Low-Income Grocery Store in the US

 

DMG Foods Concept

DMG Foods, named after The Salvation Army motto Doing The Most Good, will be a 7,000 sq. ft. non-profit grocery store that will provide healthy and affordable food in east Baltimore for families and individuals already receiving SNAP benefits. This non-profit grocery store will be the first of its kind in The Salvation Army and one of just a handful of non-profit grocery stores anywhere in the United States.

According to US Department of Agriculture, in 2014 the average Maryland resident receiving SNAP benefits receives $119.89 per person, per month—which is less than $4 a day. The goal of DMG Foods is to double the amount of food that clients can purchase with SNAP benefits.

The Salvation Army of Central Maryland partnered with the Maryland Food Bank to provide the majority of the store inventory and reached out to local farmers and suppliers for fresh products.

DMG Foods will also provide a 5-week workforce development program for citizens seeking employment. After providing these individuals with training and hands-on food retail experience, a case manager will assist them with job placement in Baltimore City. Ultimately, DMG Foods will not only provide affordable groceries but will give these local residents an opportunity to develop new skills and gain work experience, which in turn will improve their financial welfare and instill a sense of pride and self-worth.

DMG Foods is expected to open January 2018.

To learn more information about DMG Foods, please visit www.DMGFoods.org.

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