How We Serve DC

Serve DC is the District of Columbia Government agency dedicated to promoting service as an innovative, sustainable solution to meet community needs.

With grant funds from the Corporation for National and Community Service and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Serve DC supports District communities by facilitating public, private and government partnerships, engaging residents in meaningful service opportunities, providing free trainings and resources, and helping community-based organizations strengthen their capacity to address the social challenges we face as a city and a nation.

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HuffPost:With awareness growing about &#8220;food desert" communities locally, one area restaurant consortium is launching a new program aiming to bring quality produce to Washington neighborhoods that lack easy access to full-service grocery stores. By late October, the non-profit Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture plans to launch a Mobile Market, a decommissioned school bus retrofitted as a farmers market on wheels that can accept federal food assistance benefits, commonly known as food stamps.

HuffPost:With awareness growing about “food desert" communities locally, one area restaurant consortium is launching a new program aiming to bring quality produce to Washington neighborhoods that lack easy access to full-service grocery stores. By late October, the non-profit Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture plans to launch a Mobile Market, a decommissioned school bus retrofitted as a farmers market on wheels that can accept federal food assistance benefits, commonly known as food stamps.

Posted on Thursday, September 15th 2011

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