The Salvation Army served
to the hungry in 2017
Despite gains in the economy and declining poverty rates, food insecurity remains surprisingly high. Food deserts are a familiar problem in impoverished inner cities such as East Baltimore, where riots in 2015 drove away the sole grocer in the community. In response to this scarcity of resources, The Salvation Army established the Doing the Most Good (DMG) Food Store, the first grocery store in the nation to combine social services with a traditional grocery-shopping experience. The store offers nutritional guidance, shopping education, and meal-planning services, as well as job training for a variety of positions.