Coca-Cola offers grant to create jobs for veterans

Rebecca Prescott13 Nov 2012

Mayor Emanuel joined Steve Cahillane, president and CEO of Coca-Cola Refreshments, has announced a $3m grant from The Coca-Cola Foundation to the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance.

This grant will create the Park Families Wellness Initiative, which will feature affordable nutrition education and active lifestyle programs for Chicago communities who are most in need of wellness services.

The initiative, which will be run by the Chicago Park District, will also allow the Park District to hire US veterans to teach military-style fitness classes called Coca-Cola Troops for Fitness.

The programme will be available in more than 60 community facilities reaching 125,000 residents annually by 2016.

Source: The Coca-Cola Company