FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance will present “Cooking Matters at the Store” at Harp’s Food Store today (July 16) located on Grand Avenue in Fort Smith.
Representatives will be on hand to help educate shoppers how to make smart and healthy decisions while grocery shopping.
“It teaches people how to go in the store and shop more economically and more nutritional, that’s the whole goal behind it,” according to Ted Clemons who is the Director of the River Valley Regional Food Bank.
Several different stations will be set up throughout Harp’s to help shoppers understand nutrition labels and unit pricing, while also emphasizing the benefits of buying in bulk.
” They would go through each station and they would go through and actually they would teach them at each station what there is to learn,” said Clemons.
“They can learn to bring more nutritional food in their house so they live a healthier lifestyle,” according to Clemons. ” I think that’s critical for all of us nowadays.”
Participants will receive a $10 gift card to Harps at the end of the tour.
Clemons said, the goal is to make this program happen twice a year.