Michigan Cooking Matters at the Store Day at Walmart on April 16 PR Newswire Apr. 11 Grocery Store Tours held at Walmart offer Tips for Buying Healthy Food on a Budget; Pre-Registered Participants Eligible to Take Home $10 in Free Groceries WHAT:Cooking Matters at the Store tours will be held at 22 Michigan Walmart locations on April 16, 2013. The interactive tours will be led by Walmart associates and local food bank volunteers from Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeast Michigan who will help local residents learn to compare unit prices, purchase fruits and vegetables on a budget, read food labels, and pick out whole grains. After each tour, the first 12 pre-registered participants will be awarded a $10 Walmart gift card to apply the skills they've learned to buy ingredients to make a healthy meal for a family of four, for under $10. WHO:Walmart shoppers, local families, nutrition and culinary educators. Hosted by Share Our Strength's Cooking Matters, part of the No Kid Hungry campaign® to end childhood hunger in America. WHEN:Tuesday, April 16; tours begin at 9:00 am and 12:00 pm WHERE: 22 Michigan Walmart Locations. Please see list below for participating locations. WHY:A survey released by Share Our Strength found that 85% of low-income families want to make healthy meals, but only about half are able to do so on a regular basis. Families cited the cost of healthy groceries as their primary obstacle. Cooking Matters at the Store tours provide shoppers with a strategic plan that enables them to stretch their food dollar in a healthy way. Cooking Matters at the Store, an initiative of Share Our Strength's Cooking Matters administered in Michigan by Gleaners Community Food Bank, helps families get the most bang for their buck at the grocery store. The Walmart Foundation, a national sponsor of Cooking Matters along with the ConAgra Foods Foundation, generously supports Cooking Matters at the Store. MEDIA: B-roll available; visuals include parents grocery shopping; children learning about healthy eating; chefs demonstrating healthy recipes; parking available in main parking lot. *Designated metro Detroit media store: 33201 Van Dyke Ave, Sterling Heights, MI 48312 **Designated Upper Peninsula media store: 3225 US Highway 41 W. Marquette, MI 49855 MEDIA CONTACT: Glenn Oswald or Sydney Kearns email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org Office: 248-855-6777 Complete List of Participating Walmart Locations: *Designated metro Detroit media store: 33201 Van Dyke Ave, Sterling Heights, MI 48312 **Designated Upper Peninsula media store: 3225 US Highway 41 W. Marquette, MI 49855 City Mailing Address Battle Creek 6020 B Dr. N., Battle Creek, MI 49014 Benton Harbor 1400 Mall Dr., Benton Harbor, MI 49022 Big Rapids 21400 Perry Ave, Big Rapids, MI 49307 Comstock Park 3999 Alpine Ave NW, Comstock Park, MI 49321 Cheboygan 1150 S Main St., Cheboygan, MI 49721 **Escanaba 601 N Lincoln Rd, Escanaba, MI 49829 Flint 4313 Corunna Rd, Flint, MI 48532 Ft Gratiot 4845 24th Ave, Fort Gratiot, MI 48059 Gaylord 950 Edelweiss Parkway, Gaylord, MI 49735 Jackson 1700 W Michigan Ave, Jackson, MI 49202 Kalamazoo 501 N 9th St., Kalamazoo, MI 49009 Lansing West 409 N Marketplace Blvd., Lansing, MI 48917 Marquette 3225 US Highway 41 W., Marquette, MI 49855 Mt Pleasant 4730 Encore Blvd., Mt Pleasant, MI 48858 Muskegon 1879 E Sherman Blvd., Muskegon, MI 49444 *Rochester Hills 2500 S Adams Rd., Rochester Hills, MI 48309 Saginaw 5650 Bay Rd., Saginaw, MI 48604 **Sault Ste. Marie 3763 I-75 Business Spur, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783 South Haven 201 73rd St., South Haven, MI 49090 *Sterling Heights South 33201 Van Dyke Ave., Sterling Heights, MI 48312 Traverse City 2640 Crossing Cir., Traverse City, MI 49684 *Van Buren Township 10562 Belleville Rd., Belleville, MI 48111 /PRNewswire-USNewswire -- April 11, 2013/ SOURCE Share Our Strength Website: http://www.strength.org
Michigan Cooking Matters at the Store Day at Walmart on April 16
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