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Georgia Coalition for Physical Activity Is Finalist in Car Competition

GPAN would use new Toyota vehicle to teach nutrition to low-income youth and families across Georgia.

Georgia Coalition for Physical Activity and Nutrition announced today that it has been selected as one of 500 nonprofit finalists in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program

On June 7, 2012, the public can vote online for GPAN’s Cooking Matters, an organization dedicated to empowering families at risk of hunger with the skills, knowledge and confidence to make healthy and affordable meals. The organization has a one-in-five chance on June 7 to win a much-needed Toyota vehicle to support their nutrition education outreach.

“We are responsible for over 53,000 square miles across metro Atlanta and the state of Georgia, to provide educational cooking classes for low-income families, kids and students," said Karen Kierath, operations director for Cooking Matters. “It’s so important for our outreach to have reliable transportation to get to these places and with the support of our city and state, we can help further our mission through this contest.”

GPAN’s Cooking Matters program was selected as a finalist from more than 4,000 applications nationwide. For more information on Cooking Matters and its efforts to win one of Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good, visit their website.

About Cooking Matters
Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters™ empowers families at risk of hunger with the skills, knowledge and confidence to make healthy and affordable meals. With the help of volunteer culinary and nutrition experts, course participants learn how to select nutritious and low-cost ingredients and prepare them in ways that provide the best nourishment possible to their families.

Cooking Matters is nationally sponsored by the ConAgra Foods® Foundation and .

For more information, visit CookingMatters.org or Georgia’s Cooking Matters website. 

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