Specialty Food Magazine

Summer 2018

Specialty Food Magazine is the leading publication for retailers, manufacturers and foodservice professionals in the specialty food trade. It provides news, trends and business-building insights that help readers keep their businesses competitive.

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The Salvation Army's first nonprofit supermarket is improving area residents' quality of life with affordable groceries and educational services. BY SARA KAY A Food Desert Oasis Brings Healthy Choices giving back A look at suppliers and buyers who are making a difference through their business philosophies, models, or charitable efforts. T he Salvation Army is "Doing the Most Good" in Baltimore's Harwood neighborhood with DMG Foods, a 7,000-square-foot store named for the relief agency's mission. Known for its second-hand retail shops and food banks scattered across the U.S., the Salvation Army's nonprofit grocery store in inner city Baltimore is open in a neighborhood where fresh produce and quality groceries can be hard to come by, especially at an affordable price. While DMG Foods sells groceries at lower prices than national grocery chains, that isn't all that it has to offer. The store will also serve as a beacon of education and development, offering services to improve area residents' quality of life. From Peaceful Food Pantry to Professional Store After the Freddie Gray riots broke out in Baltimore in 2015, the Salvation Army took five of its mobile kitchens to areas where people were demonstrat- ing, and fed both demonstrators and first responders. While the food delivery, 112 ❘ SPECIALTY FOOD MAGAZINE specialtyfood.com PHOTOS: SALVATION ARMY Salvation Army Commissioners Willis and Barbara Howell. Jim Farace, DMG Food Stores manager.

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