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:
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.