Alchemist CDC

A Catalyst for Change

Alchemist CDC - A Catalyst for Change

Building Healthy Community Retail

Alchemist CDC is proud to partner with local Sacramento retailers to increase the offerings of fresh produce and other healthier items available in their stores, provide related nutrition/food preparation information and promotional support. Alchemist CDC is also conducting Healthy Shopping Educational Store Tours to neighborhood residents in order to introduce them to the healthy options at these retail sites and bridge any cultural barriers that may prevent all residents in a community from accessing healthy food options in their community.

Elder Creek Market (7025 Elder Creek Rd. 95824) serving the  Southeast Village, Avondale and Glen Elder neighborhoods. This family owned and operated store now offers expanded fruit and vegetable options in order to better serve the grocery and convenience needs of the neighborhood. Additions to the store include attractive displays of fresh produce, healthy recipes/nutrition information right at the door and check out area, and a mural painted by area youth promoting healthy eating.

 

Go Healthy Nutrition Store (2660 33rd St., 95817) This African-American family owned neighborhood grocery store opened in 2016 with the goal of providing healthy grocery options to the Oak Park community. Alchemist CDC is excited to team up with Go Healthy to help them provide healthy grocery options. Inside the store, customers can now find a new cooler filled with fresh produce, and flyers offering nutrition information and recipes. Outside, additions include a City of Sacramento bike rack, and a bright banner highlighting fresh produce. (Accepts WIC)

In addition to our work with these stores, Alchemist CDC is also working with two ethnic markets in south Sacramento (Euro Market (5200 Stockton Blvd., #135, 95820) and East West Foods (4411 47th Ave., 95824) to introduce area residents to healthy foods that can be found at these stores, which they may not be familiar with.

All stores accept CalFresh/EBT (food stamps).

With funding from The California Endowment, Alchemist CDC is working in partnership with several other Sacramento-based non-profits to improve access to healthy foods in the south area of Sacramento (from Oak Park, south to 47th Ave., between Franklin Boulevard and Power Inn Road). This project is being carried out as part of the Building Healthy Communities initiative, a statewide strategy to improve the health of selected communities.

To determine if you reside within the South Sacramento Building Healthy Communities area, please check the BHC map.

 

Funding for this project is provided by The California Endowment.