Building Healthy Communities

Alchemist CDC is proud to partner with local Sacramento retailers to increase offerings of fresh produce and healthier items available in their stores. We also provide related nutrition/food preparation information and promotional support.

Additionally, Alchemist CDC conducts “Healthy Shopping on a Budget” store tours to neighborhood residents in order to introduce them to the healthy options at these retail sites and bridge any cultural barriers which may prevent all residents in the community from accessing healthy food options.

Healthy Shopping on a Budget” Store Tours

Is it difficult to find healthy food in your local convenient store?
Would you like to learn tips and tricks to get more affordable, healthy food?
Do you want $10 worth of free, healthy, delicious groceries just for spending a little time out of your day?

If you answered “YES”, then you might be interested in an upcoming store tour!

What is a Store Tour?

It’s a FREE in-store event hosted by Alchemist CDC and local markets, where participants:

  • Learn how to read and use nutrition labels.
  • Learn how to increase the number of healthy items in their baskets.
  • Learn how to shop healthy on a budget.
  • Learn some quick, and easy tips on how to pick the freshest, and best produce.

And just as our thank you for spending a little time with us, you’ll receive:

  • $10 to spend on healthy groceries (some restrictions apply)
  • Healthy, seasonal recipes to use again and again
  • Print outs of useful nutrition information that you can share with loved ones
  • And so much more!!

Elder Creek

What our participants are saying:

Thank you for the tour last Friday. We all appreciated the information that you shared. Thank you, and thank you for the $10.00 of free groceries. Blessings to you, and your team!”    


Call/Text/Email Tisha Sohai, Building Healthy Communities Program Coordinator to RSVP today!

(916) 538-0707

See our 6 convenient locations, dates, and times below:

Elder Creek Market

7025 Elder Creek Road, Sacramento, California 95824

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.


IMG_1004Go Healthy Nutrition Store 2660 33rd Street, Suite B, Sacramento, California 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.


East West Foods 

4411 47th Avenue, Sacramento, California 95824

Wing Wa Supermarket

6021 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, California 95824


Prime Time Nutrition Farm Fresh Foods

3312 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Sacramento, California 95817 

Long Chang Market 

6241 Franklin Blvd., Sacramento, California 95824


All stores accept CalFresh/EBT (food stamps).

In 2016, Alchemist CDC hosted the second annual Rethinking Convenience Workshop for corner store owners. The workshop covered:

  • local and national examples of corner store conversion, including our own
  • brainstorming a new (healthier) corner store business model
  • funding for your new model
  • Becoming a WIC (Women, Infants and Children) vendor to increase revenue potential

Click HERE for a recorded version of the workshop.

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.

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