Your generous donation supports a world we all envision – free from chronic disease and food insecurity.  

Join Local Matters in fighting chronic disease and food insecurity in our own homes, our communities and beyond. In 2015, Local Matters impacted more than 11,000 children, adults and families with critical healthful food education in schools, workplaces, health systems, and across communities in Columbus and beyond. With your support, we can help even more people in need.

Local Matters' Seeding the Future campaign is to fund expanded programming in the newly built CareSource Community Kitchen. (Click here to see pictures of the new space, from packing up the old office to move-in day.) The space offers free and sliding-scale public cooking classes, will be used to train partners and to teach healthcare providers and medical professionals. This move will double our impact reaching 22,000 in three years!

Click here to view our 2014 990.


Other ways to donate

You shop. Amazon and Kroger give back. It’s that easy. 

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Local Matters every time you shop, at no additional cost. By signing in and shopping at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the same products and prices as Amazon.com, except that a portion of the purchase price will be donated to Local Matters. 

How do I sign up for AmazonSmile? 

Visit smile.amazon.com, sign in to your Amazon account and designate Local Matters as the non-profit you’d like to support. Remember, every time you shop, visit smile.amazon.com (rather than Amazon.com). It’s that easy! 

AmazonSmile FAQ

Kroger Community Rewards

Link Local Matters to your Kroger Plus Card account so every time you shop, 1% of your total purchase will be donated to our organization. If you don’t have a Kroger Plus card you can get one at the Customer Service Desk at any Kroger store or you can create one online during the enrollment process.

How do I enroll in Kroger Community Rewards? 

Click here to login to your account. Click “Enroll Now” to select a local organization you wish to support. (You can search for Local Matters or simply type in our code: 84230.) Once enrolled, you’ll earn rewards for Local Matters whenever you shop with your Plus Card. 
Note: You must renew your selection once a year, during the month of August. 

Kroger FAQ

Employer Volunteer and Matching Gift Opportunities

Many companies provide time during the work day to allow for employees to volunteer their time with non-profit organizations, and at times, provide matching financial contributions. Check with your employer on their volunteering and matching policies…and come out and volunteer with us