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Thurston County Public Health and Social Services participated in a project in coordination with the Washington State Department of Health that involved increasing access to healthier foods at two local convenience stores in Thurston County low-income neighborhoods, Harry’s Market at 1613 College Street in Lacey and Lucky 7 Food Store at 1026 4th Avenue East in Olympia. 

One of the stores, Lucky 7 Food Store, partnered with two local farmers – Left Foot Organics south of Tumwater and Rising River Farm of Rochester.  Beginning in July 2011 and ending September 2011, fresh organic produce was available for purchase at Lucky 7 Food Store.  Left Foot Organics sold produce from coolers behind the counter inside the store. Rising River Farm had a one-day-a-week farm stand in the parking lot from 3 pm – 6 pm each Wednesday during this time frame. 

This project was supported in part by Communities Putting Prevention to Work, an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act program of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

SUCCESS STORY

LOCAL FARM PRODUCE:  Making Healthy Choices More Convenient

Click Here...to read one (1) of eight (8) success stories from 2011 showing the impact of the Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) federal stimulus funds through the Washington State Department of Health. [DOH Link]

 
 
For more information about the Thurston County Healthy Retail Stores Project call Lesley Wigen at Thurston County Public Health and Social Services 360-867-2515 or send an Email.    
 
     
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This page last updated: 01/24/14