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Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

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Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

MAP

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Hours: Mon-Fri  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact

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704-336-4700

Key Initiatives

​Healthy Corner Stores

​​​​Hea​lthy Options Around the Corner

refrigerators in store full of fresh fruits and vegetables

Mecklenburg County Public Health works with neighborhood corner stores to provide healthier food choices for the community they serve.

The North Carolina Healthy Food Retail Designation (NCHFRD) program recognizes small food stores that meet product criteria established by the N.C. Healthy Food Retail Collaborative. Any small food store in North Carolina that meets the designation criteria is eligible to receive a "Healthy Food Sold Here" certificate of designation and a door decal.


Criteria to Receive the NCHFRD

Every small food store is unique; stores located in different communities or neighborhoods may require different approaches. Criteria for a store to receive the N.C. Healthy Food Retail Designation includes a minimum amount of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, proteins, dairy (or dairy substitutes), and water.

The N.C. Healthy Food Retail Toolkit is available to help small food stores with increasing their healthy options and help them apply for the NC Healthy Food Retail Designation.


2021 Refrigerator Pilot Program

Lack of refrigeration units for fresh produce and healthy foods is a barrier for some corner stores. Our 2021 refrigerator pilot program provided refrigeration units to four NCHFRD stores, with the requirement that they use the units to offer healthy food items. The program also provides coupons for neighbors to redeem for fresh fruits, vegetables, and other healthy items.

La Corona Meat Market, 6329 North Tryon Street, Suite F

Mi Tiendita Mini Market, 2853 Eastway Drive

Rodriguez Super Market, 1409 Eastway Drive

Monroe Convenience Store, 4726 Monroe Road


 

Other corner stores in Mecklenburg County that have been awarded the N.C. Healthy Food Retail Designation.

Byrum's Food Mart, Inc., 1727 Oakdale Road

Dopmul, LLC, 4600 Monroe Road

El Rincon Catracho, 2125 Eastway Drive

El Tigre #2, 5025 North Tryon Street, Suite #8

Fruteria El Barrio, 118 Tom Hunter Road, Suite C

Fruteria El Barrio 2, 1401 Eastway Drive

La Acapulquena, 4709 Tuckaseegee Road

La Luna, 4832 Central Avenue

La Romera Market, 6301 South Boulevard

La Unica Supermarket, 5934 South Boulevard

Los Dos Hermanos, 409 West Craighead Road

Mollay Mini-Mart, 3325 Rozzelle's Ferry Road

Oriental Food Market, 4816-B Central Avenue

OT Foods, Inc., 3600 Tuckaseegee Road

Shop N Go, 1601 Remount Road

Skyline Superette, 1725 Statesville Road

Supermercado El Rey, 6300 South Boulevard




Contact

Learn more about how your store could be designated as a Healthy Corner Store:

Karina Gonzalez, Health Policy Coordinator, at 704-591-6840 or Karina.Gonzalez@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov

Emma León, Health Policy Coordinator, at 980-314-9062 or Emma.Leon@Mecklenburg CountyNC.gov


shelves in a store full of fruits and vegetables


Address

Mailing Address:

Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

Office Location:


Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

MAP

HOW ARE WE DOING?

Hours: Mon-Fri  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact

Please do not send confidential information
via email.


704-336-4700

Key Initiatives

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