Thousands of Washingtonians living in Wards 5, 7, and 8 have acutely limited access to the resources necessary for daily life including affordable, healthy food. DC Greens places racial justice and health equity at the center of its mission to create a strong and resilient food system in our city. It is the lead implementer of Produce Plus, which provides close to 30,000 low-income DC residents with healthy farmers market produce annually, and the Produce Prescription program, which enables physicians to write prescriptions for free, fresh fruits and vegetables to patients coping with chronic diseases. A farm-to- school program fosters healthier school environments through school gardens, equips teachers to put food education on the classroom menu, and engages 20,000 District schoolchildren in health and food-system education each year. Together, we can grow a healthier DC. Join the movement!

Headquarters: DC-Ward 2

Where They Operate: DC-Citywide

Age Groups Served: All

Ethnic Groups Served: African American; Caucasian; Latino/Hispanic

Population(s) Served: Low- to Moderate-Income Community Members; Students

Awards & Recognition

DC Greens co-founder and Executive Director, Lauren Shweder Biel, was received a 2014 Toyota Mother of Invention award at the Women in the World Summit.


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Budget (FY2013)

  • $3 million or higher
  • $1 million to $3 million
  • The current budget for DC Greens is: $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

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