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Nice piece in the Washington Post about how a DC-area Safeway worked with a local community organizer on a health fair - and in doing so so, played to the specific strengths that food retailers have in this area.

During the fair, the store manager and a number of employees grilled up $700 work of chicken and a number of vegetables, while handing out healthy recipes to attendees, who also were able to access free health screenings, yoga instruction and other health-related counseling activities.
KC's View:
The best part of this is that Safeway didn’t just donate the food and recipe cards, but actually got into the swing of things, creating a real community presence that has the potential of creating sustainable dividends.