Salvation Army to open unique grocery store in Baltimore

Salvation Army to open unique grocery store in Baltimore (Courtesy: The Salvation Army)

BALTIMORE (WBFF) - A new type of grocery store is promising "healthy and affordable food in east Baltimore" for residents on food stamps.

The store is called DMG Foods and will be run by The Salvation Army.

It's the first such initiative for The Salvation Army of Central Maryland, which named the store after its motto, "Doing the Most Good."

The 7,000-square-foot, non-profit grocery store will officially open March 7 in the Waverly neighborhood, on East 29th Street near Greenmount Avenue.

The store will be one of just a few such supermarkets in the country, according to a news release from The Salvation Army.

It's partnering with the Maryland Food Bank to provide most of the store inventory; The Salvation Army also reached out to local farmers and suppliers for fresh products, according to the news release.

DMG foods will also offer a five-week workforce development program for residents seeking work.

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