Eat Healthy in Your Corner Store
Nutrition assistance programs can help
To find food resources such as pantries, soup kitchens, SHARE host sites, senior meal sites, and farmers’ markets, visit Philly Food Finder.
Additional programs can be found here on our resources page.
To find out if your organization qualifies for nutrition programming, contact one of the providers below:
School District of Philadelphia
Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative
Einstein Health Care Network
Health Promotion Council
The Food Trust
Heart Smart corner stores
Some corner stores offer monthly health screenings for blood pressure and height and weight checks, healthy taste tests, nutrition education, and coupons to use on heart healthy foods. See if any of the participating stores are near you:
|Eagle Food Market||2208 N Broad Ave. 19132||10-12||1st Tuesday||Jefferson|
|Lehigh Avenue Supermarket||2837 Lehigh Ave 19132||1-3||1st Tuesday||Jefferson|
|Maria’s Grocery||2863 N 5th St. 19133||10-12||2nd Tuesday||Jefferson|
|Corner II Food Market||828 W. Huntingdon St. 19133||1-3||2nd Tuesday||Jefferson|
|3MNS||623 Fairmount Ave. 19123||10-12||3rd Tuesday||Jefferson|
|Point Breeze Supermarket||1426 Point Breeze Ave 19146||1-3||3rd Tuesday||Jefferson|
|Lora Mini Market||1920 Susquehanna Ave 19121||1-3||4th Tuesday||Jefferson|
|Christian Food Market||2242 Christian St 19146||10-12||4th Thursday||Jefferson|
|Olivares||1718 Wharton St 19146||1-3||4th Thursday||Jefferson|
|Jennifer Grocery||4823 Chester Ave 19143||10-12||2nd Wednesday||USciences|
|Aladdin Food Market||6247 Elmwood Ave 19142||10-12||2nd Tuesday||USciences|
|Cedar Food Market||600 S. 52nd 19143||12:30-2:30||2nd Wednesday||Lankenau|
|**Ray Food Market||5401 Girard Ave 19131||12:30-2:30||Aug 30, Sept 6, 20, 27||—|
|**Angela Mini Market||5700 Chester Ave 19143||10-12||Aug 30, Sept 6, 20, Oct 4||—|
|**La Delicia Grocery||4936 N. 5th St 19120||1-3||Aug 2, 9, 16||—|
** These are non-screening stores. They provide nutrition education, taste tests and heart healthy resources, but no health screenings.
Supermarkets like Shop Rite and Giant often have dietitians/nutritionists on staff who provide store tours, cooking demos and healthy eating workshops. Stop in your local store to see if they offer any programs.
Hospitals often provide nutrition classes or support groups for the community. Check your local hospital’s website or call to see what they offer.
WIC and MANNA
WIC and MANNA offer nutrition counseling as well as other services for people at nutritional risk who qualify. For more information, contact your local WIC office or MANNA 215-496-2662 x5, www.mannapa.org
The Free Library’s Culinary Literacy Center offers healthy cooking classes, often times for free! For more information visit http://libwww.freelibrary.org/culinary/ .
For more planning and shopping tips, check out Spend Smart, Eat Smart.
Want a free downloadable cookbook? Check out Leanne Brown’s Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4 a Day