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:
|Store Name||Address||Time||General Day*||Upcoming Dates|
|Aladdin Food Market||6247 Elmwood Ave 19142||10-12||2nd Tuesday||June 12|
|Maria’s Grocery||2863 N 5th St. 19133||10-12||2nd Tuesday||June 12|
|Cedar Food Market||600 S. 52nd St. 19143||12:30-2:30||2nd Wednesday||June 13|
|Jennifer’s Grocery||4823 Chester Ave 19143||10-12||2nd Wednesday||June 13|
|3MNS||623 Fairmount Ave. 19123||10-12||3rd Tuesday||June 19|
|New City Supermarket||1920 W. Susquehanna Ave 19121||1-3||4th Tuesday||May 22, June 26|
|Deb Deli Grocery||6572 Lansdowne Ave 19151||12-2||4th Tuesday||May 22, June 26|
|Cousin’s Supermarket||1943 N 6th St 19122||10-12||4th Tuesday||May 22, June 26|
|Christian Food Market||2243 Christian St 19146||10-12||4th Thursday||May 24, June 28|
|Olivares||1718 Wharton St 19146||1-3||4th Thursday||May 24, June 28|
|8 Brothers Food Market||4500 Lancaster Ave 19131||1-3||May 31|
|AG Grocery||162 W. Dauphin St 19133||1-3||May 23, 30|
|Allegheny Mini Market||2615 W. Allegheny Ave 19132||10-12||May 24, 31|
|Nadia’s Grocery||6201 Vine St 19139||10-12||May 22|
|New Neighbor||4058 Girard Ave 19104||12:30-2:30||May 29|
|Save-a-lot||5601 Vine St 19139||10-12||May 22, 29|
*Note- Days/dates subject to change
**Non-screening stores- these stores do not have health screenings, but offer nutrition education, taste tests and heart healthy resources.
For more information contact Michelle Abel, The Food Trust: 215-575-0444 x2199 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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