Michigan Cooking Matters at the Store Day at Walmart on April 16

       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
goswald@marxlayne.com / skearns@marxlayne.com
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