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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Continuing the tradition of service the First Family began four years ago, inauguration weekend will begin with a National Day of Service honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Service events will be going on Saturday, January 19th in all 50 states, and Arkansas is no exception. In partnership with this national effort, Share Our Strength's Shopping Matters training tours will be offered free of charge.

    It's happening at the Walmart Neighborhood Market in the Riverdale Shopping Center on Cantrell Road at 10 a.m. Jan. 19.

    In keeping with the Inaugural theme, Our People, Our Future, join the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance and the No Kid Hungry Arkansas Campaign and learn how you can use Shopping Matters to empower low-income families in your community to make healthy, affordable food choices when they shop. Participants will be asked to commit to conducting at least one tour in their communities during 2013.
    Shopping Matters is a free, guided grocery store tour that teaches families on limited food budgets how to get the most nutrition for their food dollar. During the training, you will learn key shopping skills such as comparing unit prices and buying fruits and vegetables on a budget. And best of all, you will leave with the information and materials you will need to lead Shopping Matters tours in your community.

    To reserve your place on the free Shopping Matters training tour, contact Cat Chandler at cchandler@arhungeralliance.org or call (501) 399-9999. Join us on the National Day of Service as we honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by empowering low-income Arkansans to make healthy, cost effective food choices. For more information about Shopping Matters please visit www.shoppingmatters.org.

    (Source: No Kid Hungry Arkansas & Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance)

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