On Wednesday, Aug. 28, the Georgia Coalition for Physical Activity & Nutrition (GPAN) will host an interactive grocery store tour to empower SNAP (food stamps) recipients and other low-income families with the skills to buy healthy, affordable food.
The location is Kroger, 965 N. Hairston Road in Stone Mountain, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Congress is considering cuts to SNAP and its associated nutrition education program, SNAP-Education, when they return to Washington this September. SNAP-Ed fights both hunger and obesity by helping families maximize their benefits and learn lifelong skills to shop for and cook healthy meals.
GPAN partners with the national No Kid Hungry campaign to offer Cooking Matters cooking courses and grocery store tours to low-income families in Georgia, and relies on SNAP-Ed to fund some local program costs.