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 6
Where They Operate: DC-Citywide
Age Groups Served: All
Population(s) Served: Low- to Moderate-Income Community Members; Students
Awards & Recognition
DC Greens' The Well at Oxon Run was designated as a People’s Garden by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in 2023. The designation of a “People’s Garden” is awarded to growing spaces that benefit the community, incorporate sustainable practices, and educate the public.
DC Greens received the Community Partner Hunger Leadership Award from the Congressional Hunger Center in 2022.
- Spotlight on Black Environmentalist: Tiffany FitzGerald, Executive Director at DC Greens
Wed Nov 16 2022, The Washington Informer
DC Greens' community-centered work tackles health equity and food justice issues through a mix of programming and policy advocacy.
- The current budget for DC Greens is: $3 million or higher
- $1 million to $3 million
- $500k to $1 million
- Less than $500k
Catalogue charities range in size from $100,000 to
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