It’s time to re-register or sign up for the Kroger Community Rewards to benefit Local Matters! This is an easy and FREE way to support our work!! Please take a minute to read the information below and pass it on to all your family and friends who might support our efforts to transform the food system to be more secure, just, prosperous and delicious!!
Join Local Matters this holiday season on a global day of giving: #GivingTuesday. Together we can give the gift of healthful food education and access where it is needed most in Columbus. Your donation, whether big or small, will help Local Matters provide life-changing programming to 10,000 individuals in 2015 through increased access to and education about healthful food.
Our communities and our country are in great need of change. The U.S. spends $500 billion annually on treating chronic illnesses caused by what we eat. The typical American diet consists of overly processed and unhealthy foods that contribute to heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. And despite our abundant resources, people are hungry. The root of many of these issues just so happens to be the focus of the 2014 Food Day: namely, food access and food justice.
The time we have all been waiting for has finally arrived... Ripe tomatoes! It often happens over the course of a week, even overnight, when all of a sudden you can’t even believe the abundant bounty of tomatoes that are falling off your tomato plants. This year I grew Low Acid Yellow Tomatoes, as well as the standard Red Heirloom Tomato; they have been incredible and so delicious all summer long!