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Video: Cooking on a Budget with Local Matters

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Video: Cooking on a Budget with Local Matters

Local Matters, an organization addressing food insecurity, is bringing back their Veggie Van. First introduced in 2009, the Veggie Van has recently received an influx of funding to get it back on the streets in neighborhoods without easy access to fresh, organic produce. Tori Strickland, Director of Programs for Local Matters, says this newest iteration […]

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Workshop: Textured Sterling Circle Necklace

  Workshop: Textured Sterling Circle Necklace

Workshop: Textured Sterling Circle Necklace Sunday, March 10th 2-4pm In this class, you will be introduced to basic silver working and silver soldering skills as you create a beautiful, classic necklace. Each student will create and solder a large sterling silver ring that may then be enhanced with hammer textures. You will learn hammer texturing, […]

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Local Matters Harvest Ball

  Local Matters Harvest Ball

One of the best parties of the year featuring fantastic food by Two Caterers, signature cocktails, desserts, live music from MoJoFlo, and complimentary valet service. All proceeds benefit Columbus-based nonprofit Local Matters!

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Spring SOUP: South Side

  Spring SOUP: South Side

We are dedicated to providing funding to projects focused on our community’s South Side and we’re proud to present our first neighborhood-focused event for Columbus. We are looking forward to sharing the Reeb Avenue Center with our guests so, plan to come at 5PM if you want to tour this incredible facility. SOUP/Gymnasium Doors open […]

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Local Matters Gourmet Gala Focused on Creating Healthy Communities

Nancy Alkire Nancy Alkire Local Matters Gourmet Gala Focused on Creating Healthy Communities

“For the past 70-plus years, industrialization has worked hard to strip nutrients, flavor, and wholesomeness from our food. People are disconnected from how their food is grown, processed, and consumed. Our food system is broken,” says Daniel Riesenberger, owner of Dan the Baker. “Our nation is plagued by obesity, diabetes, learning disabilities, and degenerative illnesses, […]

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Buy Groceries or Pay the Bills: The Choice Behind Food Insecurity

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Buy Groceries or Pay the Bills: The Choice Behind Food Insecurity

On May 17, the Columbus Foundation held a day of community conversation, dubbed The Big Table. Around the city, hundreds hosted and participated in these conversations, some open-ended, and some targeting specific issues and ideas relevant to community connectivity and growth. At Columbus Underground, we hosted three of our own Big Table discussions, bringing together […]

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FUSIAN and Alchemy Launch Superfood Menu Items to Benefit Local Matters

Walker Evans Walker Evans FUSIAN and Alchemy Launch Superfood Menu Items to Benefit Local Matters

Two Ohio restaurant businesses are coming together for the greater good of the local community. The sushi-makers at FUSIAN and the juice-makers at Alchemy are teaming up and adding “plant-powered superfood menu items” from January 2nd to February 28th, and a dollar from each sale will benefit the Local Matters education program at Moler Elementary […]

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Join us for the Beer & Pretzel Pairing Party on November 3rd featuring Combustion Brewing & Happy Little Treats!

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