Many areas in Denver lack access to healthy food options, including full-service grocery stores. Families depend on corner stores and other small-scale stores to purchase foods, and those choices are often limited to packaged food and very little fresh produce.
The Denver Healthy Corner Store Initiative (HCSI) helps corner store owners expand and promote their healthy and fresh food selection. By working with store owners, food distributors, and community residents, the initiative works to make it easier for families to find healthy food options. Choosing more fruits, vegetables and whole grains reduce the risk of heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and other chronic diseases.
23 stores currently participate in the HCSI, with plans to enroll 50 stores by the end of 2017.
|Gem||2958 Downing St||Whittier|
|Fairfax Market||2835 Fairfax St||NE Park Hill|
|Emmanuel Bakery||500 E 45th Ave||Globeville|
|Tienda de Sandoval||3939 Morrison Rd||Westwood|
|Conoco||4380 W 38th Ave||West Highland|
|Marwa||4330 W Colfax Ave||West Colfax|
|Family Asia Market||8800 E Colfax||East Colfax|
|El Tepetate||4555 Thompson Ct||Elyria-Swansea|
|Panaderia y Taqueria Contreras||3570 Morrison Rd||Westwood|
|Gloria's Abarrotes||4845 Morrison Rd||Westwood|
|El Duranguense||4701 Brighton Blvd||Elyria-Swansea|
|Abarrotes Medina's||4320 Morrison Rd, Unit A||Westwood|
|Villa Park Mini Mart||1000 Knox Ct.||Villa Park|
|Ben's Market||2301 E 28th Ave||Skyland|
|Syracuse Market||1131 Syracuse St||East Colfax|
|Franks Food Mart||2800 Madison St||Skyland|
|Cannan Carniceria y Panaderia||2127 S Sheridan Blvd, Unit B||Harvey Park|
|Z-Mart||14125 E 52nd Ave||Montbello|
|Karen Asia Mini Market||1120 Yosemite St||East Colfax|
|American Way Market||1115 W 11th Ave||Lincoln Park|
|La Sanchez||1626 Bruce Randolph||Cole|
|Scott's Market||1736 E 31st||Whittier|
|Max Market||2020 Lawrence St||Five Points|
Denver Public Health & Environment is a member of the Metro Denver Partnership for Health, a collaboration among the public health agencies serving the seven-county Denver metropolitan region made up of Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson Counties. Nearly 3 million Coloradans, 60 percent of the state’s population, live in the Metro region. The Partnership collaborates with regional leaders in health care, human services, behavioral health, environment, philanthropy, education, business, local government and others to achieve its goals of advancing health equity across the region. In 2016, the Partnership identified four priority areas of focus including data sharing, healthy eating and active living, behavioral health, and partner alignment and formalized its approach to collaboration in the Metro Denver Partnership for Health Roadmap.
For more information or inquiries, please contact us at CommunityHealth@denvergov.org.