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731 E Broad St 3rd Floor
Columbus, OH 43205

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Local Matters

Each of our four programs operates individually and comprises direct-service components including hands-on nutrition education for children and adults, gardening/growing assistance, and fresh food delivery. This work is essential to the health of Central-Ohio residents. The existing food system is broken and fails to provide adequate nutrition for many of our community’s most vulnerable citizens.

Food Matters is a 24-week food and ecology curriculum that provides children with an understanding of what healthful food is, where it comes from, how it grows, and how to prepare it.

Through the Veggie Van Program, Local Matters delivers low-cost, pre-packed bags of fresh fruits and vegetables to neighborhoods where access to these foods is limited.

Cooking Matters is a comprehensive food and nutrition education program designed to decrease hunger and prevent obesity among low-income parents and their children. Cooking Matters empowers participants to cook affordable, healthful meals for themselves and their families through lessons that teach culinary skills and nutrition, hands-on lessons in meal preparation, and a lesson in food shopping taught at a grocery store.

Growing Matters is Local Matters’ innovative gardening program that provides the education and the physical resources necessary to create food-production gardens at schools, at community centers, and in front- and backyards.


Ratings & Reviews


Stephanie Spring

Stephanie Spring

Volunteer

London, OH

September 18, 2013

Gardening

Had a great time working with Local Matters last night. Would definitely recommend it. Thank you for allowing me to help the community. :)

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Arthur Kadlec

Arthur Kadlec

Volunteer

Columbus, OH

September 17, 2013

Sept. 17th, 2013

Wonderful time working with local matters. Plenty of work to go around and good distribution of tasks.

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Barbie Coleman

Barbie Coleman

Volunteer

Columbus, OH

July 19, 2013

A wonderful experience!

90+ degree heat, threat of a thunderstorm and the pressure of determining weed v. legit plant. Pulling weeds with old friends and making new ones while supporting a spectacular organization is a great way to spend an evening. Thank you for feeding my soul!

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