BALTIMORE, Maryland — The Salvation Army opened its first full-service grocery store in Baltimore on Wednesday in what it hopes will be the first of many stores.
“If this works, Baltimore wants us to open two or three more stores,” Maj. Gene A. Hogg, the Salvation Army’s Central Maryland area commander, told HuffPost on Monday.
DMG Foods, which is named after the organization’s promise of “doing the most good,”goal is to provide local residents with nutritious, low-cost food as well as nutrition guidance, meal planning and job training.
Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh attended the store’s opening ceremony to cut the ribbon. She encouraged the Salvation Army’s efforts.
In addition to providing fresh food, the store will also offer a workforce development program that will help train prospective employees. It will also have special offers and discounts for those who are part of the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps.