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Grantee Profile | Baltimarket

AARP Foundation, through its Evidence Based Solutions grant competition, has funded the American Heart Association, Baltimore City Health Department, and No Boundaries Coalition to increase their level of evidence and simultaneously work to refine their program model for future scalability.

AARP Foundation Grant Program Baltimarket




“This grant will take Baltimarket to the next level because it will focus us on those outcomes that articulate our real impact—moving past looking at head counting and how many people we are reaching and getting to that outcome piece.”

—Laura Flamm, Director of Healthy Eating and Active Living, BCHD   

Project Description

As part of a public-private partnership between the American Heart Association (AHA), Baltimore City Health Department, and No Boundaries Coalition, this project aims to:

  • Expand the Baltimarket program locally by starting new Virtual Supermarket and corner store sites
  • Increase the frequency of AHA Simple Cooking with Heart programming at Baltimarket sites
  • Increase the scale of produce distribution at corner stores through the No Boundaries Coalition
  • Improve Baltimarket’s evidence base for future scaling
AARP Foundation Grant Program

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Project Highlights

Community-based Approach: Baltimarket takes a community-based approach to food access and healthy food promotion. Building capacity in community leaders by training them as Neighborhood Food Advocates ensures targeted program delivery and easier adoption as the program scales.

Collaborative Program Administration: With a public-private partnership between local government, a national organization, and a community-based non-profit, Baltimarket builds upon the strengths from each organization while offering a unique model for future replication. 

AARP Foundation Grant Program

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Evidence Base

USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Online Purchasing Pilot: Baltimarket is partnering with ShopRite grocery store to participate in the USDA’s SNAP Online Purchasing Pilot. The Pilot allows for Baltimarket participants to purchase eligible SNAP items using the Virtual Supermarket. ShopRite stores then fulfill the order and deliver directly to Baltimarket sites. Participation in the Pilot will help to inform the future direction of SNAP program administration.

AARP Foundation Grant Program

AARP Foundation

AARP Foundation Grant Program


“Our seniors are the foundation of our community. They have sacrificed and deserve access to every support mechanism we can provide to make their golden years comfortable and productive. We are grateful to AARP Foundation for investing in Baltimore’s elder residents.”

—Catherine E. Pugh, Mayor of Baltimore

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