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SOURCE Share Our Strength's Cooking Matters

Good Shepherd Food Bank Hosts Cooking Matters at the Store Day at Hannaford

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR JULY 15, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Good Shepherd Food Bank and Maine SNAP-Ed will empower low-income residents of Maine with the shopping skills needed to stretch their food dollar and serve healthy, affordable meals to their families. At Hannaford Supermarket in Biddeford, on Tuesday, July 15, families will learn to compare unit prices, purchase fruits and vegetables on a budget, read food labels, and pick out whole grains. The first 200 people to complete the store tour will receive a gift card for $10 worth of healthy groceries.

Share Our Strength's Cooking Matters program is part of the No Kid Hungry campaign working to end childhood hunger in America. In Maine, Cooking Matters is implemented through a partnership between the Good Shepherd Food Bank and Maine SNAP-Ed.

Maine SNAP-Ed is funded by the USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, which is administered by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and implemented through a contract with the University of New England (UNE).

WHERE:   

Hannaford Supermarket Biddeford


299 Elm Street


Biddeford, ME 04005



WHEN:

Tuesday, July 15th


3 PM – 6 PM

About Good Shepherd Food Bank
As the largest hunger relief organization in Maine, Good Shepherd Food Bank provides for Mainers facing hunger by distributing nutritious food to 600 partner agencies across the state, including food pantries, meal sites, and youth programs. Together with its network, the Food Bank leads a statewide effort to combat the root causes of hunger by engaging in advocacy, nutrition education, and strategic partnerships. In 2013, the Food Bank distributed more than 15 million pounds of food to families, children, and seniors in need throughout Maine. Website:  www.feedingmaine.org; Phone:  (207) 782-3554; Facebook: www.facebook.com/feedingmaine; Twitter: www.twitter.com/feedingmaine.

About Maine SNAP-Ed
Maine's SNAP-Ed utilizes the Healthy Maine Partnership agencies statewide as access points for SNAP-Ed delivery. The program strives to educate Maine SNAP recipients on low cost, healthy eating and active lifestyles. To learn more about this program, please visit www.maine.gov/snaped, email  mainesnap-ed@une.edu or call 207-221-4560.

CONTACT:
Courtney Kennedy, Good Shepherd Food Bank
207-577-4847
ckennedy@gsfb.org

 

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