Cooking Matters at the Store

Many families on a tight budget report that the cost of healthy groceries is the biggest barrier to making healthy meals at home. Food skills, like smart shopping, can help overcome that barrier. Through Cooking Matters at the Store, families will be empowered by learning how to best stretch their food budgets and plan a balanced, healthy and delicious meal at home. AmeriCorps members and community volunteers will lead guided grocery store tours. During a 90-minute tour, participants will learn shopping skills such as reading food labels, comparing unit prices, finding whole grain foods, and identifying ways to purchase produce successfully.

  • 300 community members are projected to participate over the course of the grant.