Healthy Community Coalition to Offer Free Healthy Food Shopping Tour Event

February 25, 2020

Features informational tables with samples, recipes, and activities throughout the store


Farmington, Maine-

Healthy Community Coalition (HCC) is offering a free “Cooking Matters at the Store” shopping tour event at the Farmington Hannaford on Wednesday, March 4 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. HCC educators will coordinate informational tables with samples, recipes, and activities throughout the store. Participants will gain a variety of practical skills including buying fruits and vegetables on a budget, comparing unit prices to find bargains, reading and comparing food labels, identifying whole grains, and sticking to a budget.


At the end of the tour, participants who visit each station and complete a short survey will receive a $10 Hannaford gift card to purchase a healthy meal on the budget, a reusable grocery bag, and recipe booklet with simple tips on buying healthy, low-cost foods.


For more information, please contact Laura Quynn at 779-2928 or


Healthy Community Coalition Nutrition Education classes are made possible through Maine SNAP-Ed. Maine SNAP-Ed is a USDA funded grant, administered by Maine DHHS, implemented statewide by University of New England through contracts with the Healthy Maine Partnership.


“Cooking Matters at the Store” is a curriculum of Cooking Matters, a program of Share Our Strength and the Good Shepherd Food Bank in partnership with Healthy Community Coalition. Cooking Matters is sponsored locally by Hannaford.