Improving lives through small changes
An important part of Local Matters' purpose is to inspire individuals to consider the role of food in their lives. That means that even as we interact with larger groups and organizations, we recognize that many people, regardless of socio-economic status, are interested in learning more about food and improving the quality of their lives through the following skills:
- Cooking independently
- Selecting nutritious foods
- Understanding MyPlate
- Preparing a meal on a budget
- Growing food
- Building leadership skills
These essential skills support people in living healthier, higher-quality lives both in the short term and in the long term. Whether impacting children, youth, adults, seniors or those battling chronic disease or disabilities, we aim to assist everyone in developing these skills.
Join us for a cooking class or gardening workshop in our CareSource Community Kitchen! See below for the next two classes:
Like Clock Work, Taco Tuesday has rolled back around, and who says tacos are just for dinner? Learn how to switch up your protein and put a fun spin on Taco Tuesday, with tacos for breakfast!
The first step to cooking with confidence is learning proper knife skills to make mealtime prep easier and faster. Learn how to cut, chop, slice, dice and mince in this hands-on class.
Harvest Ball is our signature fundraising event featuring live music, a hosted bar, seasonal creations from Two Caterers, dessert from Jeni's, and an opportunity to support Local Matters' work of healthful food education in at-risk communities.
Are fresh fruits and vegetables really the best? In this class, we'll explore using fresh, frozen, and canned ingredients in a delicious meal while discussing ways to get the best deal at the store!
Community Conversations provide opportunities to discuss what you and others can do to effect change at home and in your community at large.