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Local Foods Week is growing, scheduled for October 1-8

Anne Evans Anne Evans Local Foods Week is growing, scheduled for October 1-8

The third Local Foods Week is coming up in October. Local Matters put out a call for logos this year and received 20 entries. AnnMarie McCallister discovered the contest via Facebook. She wrote the slogan, came up with the general concept, and worked with Becky Kulka to finalize their submission. “The inspiration was the idea […]


Local Matters and Circle 77 Launching Food Co-Op on Near East Side

Walker Evans Walker Evans Local Matters and Circle 77 Launching Food Co-Op on Near East Side

With the help of a $150,000 grant from The Community Health Funders’ Collaborative, Local Matters is working on the establishment of a community owned food cooperative on the Near East Side of Columbus. This area was selected for this project due to the lack of existing access to fresh fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods. […]


Karen Kasich Donates $95,000 to Local Matters

Walker Evans Walker Evans Karen Kasich Donates $95,000 to Local Matters

First Lady Karen Kasich made a significant contribution toward battling childhood obesity in Central Ohio today. A donation of $95,000 of Kasich’s leftover inaugural funds was made to local non-profit Local Matters to provide funding for their Food Matters Program, which teaches young children about nutrition, cooking and gardening. The program already works with over […]


Local Foods Week Taking Place All This Week

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Food advocacy group Local Matters is currently hosting Local Foods Week, which started this past Saturday, and runs through Friday, October 8th. Events and programming include a benefit dinner tonight at Alana’s Food and Wine, a kitchen tour at Jeni’s Ice Creams tomorrow, a local wine tasting at House Wine on Thursday, and much more. […]


Philanthropy Friday: Local Matters

 columbus imPRessions Philanthropy Friday: Local Matters

Since 2007, Local Matters has been working to transform the food system in Central Ohio to make local, healthy food accessible to all. Local Matters was formally created as an offshoot of the Greater Columbus Foodshed Project (GCFP). Executive Director Michael Jones, a trained chef, joined GCFP founder Noreen Warnock and sustainable landscape designer Susan […]

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Local Matters Impacts Children Through Food

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Local Matters is a Columbus-based non-profit organization designed to help the community learn about food, and not just how to eat it, but how food can impact lives. Their mission is to teach people good practices with food that will in turn help our health, the environment, and the economy. They have an amazing program […]


First-ever Local Foods Week Runs October 3 – 9


I’m behind in my local foods updates but in addition to having two grocery store posts that need to go up, here’s some information about the first-ever Local Matters Local Foods Week, which takes place October 3-9. The week celebrates local food and raises awareness about the need to make healthy, local, sustainability grown food […]


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