December 31, 1969

Support Local Matters while you shop using your Kroger Plus Card

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!!

Veggie Van Recipe: Warm Salad of Roasted Beets, Cabbage and Ohio Apples

Roasted Beet, Cabbage and Apple Salad


  • ½ yellow onion, diced small
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 head green cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 3 Ohio apples, diced
  • 3 medium beets, roasted*, peeled, diced
  • ½ bunch Italian parsley, leaves only, chopped


Get Ready to Garden!

That’s right, gardening! It’s never too early to start thinking about what to grow this spring... 'tis the season!

Showing your Support for Local Matters made Easy

There are many ways to show your support for Local Matters' vision to transform the food system through education and increased access to healthful, affordable, and sustainable food. There are great options that make engaging in our work as easy as buying things you might already need!

Half. 50 percent. One of two. 117 million.

Written by our Cooking Matters AmeriCorps, Michael Lantow, pictured above leading a Cooking Matters at the Store tour. 

White Bean Basil Chicken Chili

Picture credited to Cooking Matters website.

We are beginning a monthly blog feature to highlight our Cooking Matters program and recipes made in class. All recipes (nutritional information, ingredients, chef's notes) are from the Cooking Matters website, and here is the link for White Bean Basil Chicken Chili!

In case you missed it!

Dear friend,

In case you missed it: On February 25th I was honored to participate in a Columbus Metropolitan Club (CMC) panel on the topic of improving food access and exploring inequalities of food distribution. A few news outlets covered the panel including this write-up from Columbus Underground.

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