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


Black Friday, Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday

Thank you for joining Local Matters this holiday season on a global day of giving: #GivingTuesday (12/2). Together we can give the gift of healthful food education and access where it is needed most in Columbus. Your donations helped Local Matters provide life-changing programming by funding a 14-week Food Matters class with $2,700 raised. 

What are you giving this #GivingTuesday?

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Picture credit to MeanMissMustard

This delicious Butternut Squash Soup is a favorite of the Development and Communications team here at Local Matters! Let us know what you think on Facebook and Twitter @LocalMattersOrg


Bike Powered Green Smoothie Recipe from Harvest Ball

At Harvest Ball this year we enjoyed making one of our Food Matters recipes for attendees: the Green Smoothie.  We were also lucky enough to have a Smoothie Bike provided by Seed to Serve

Join Local Matters in Celebrating Food Day and Our Fourth Annual Harvest Ball

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.

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