Salvation Army opening grocery store in Baltimore
The Salvation Army will open its first grocery store, DMG Foods, in Baltimore next week. The 7,000-square-foot non-profit store is designed to provide healthy and affordable food for all community members.
DMG is also offering a private brand line, Best Yet, which is owned and licensed by C&S Wholesale Grocers. The store will also feature an on-site butcher, as well as pre-made meals and salads from partners at the Maryland Food Bank.
Named after The Salvation Army’s branding promise of “doing the most good,” DMG Foods will also offer its Red Shield Club loyalty program to provide special offers and discounts.
Salvation Army spokesman Gene Hogg told the Baltimore Sun that a family of four can be fed for under $10 with products purchased at the store.
“People who live in poverty, they feel trapped by the limited choices they have,” Hogg told the Baltimore Sun. “So, whether it’s Kraft macaroni or store brand, we always want to provide a choice.”