Partnering for
Healthy Communities

Everyone has a right to food

Local Matters creates healthier communities through food education, food access, and food advocacy. We build skills through inclusive education, expand access to fresh and affordable foods, and advocate for policies that support food security, including food waste education and diversion efforts through Columbus Food Rescue.

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Food Access

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Food Education

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Food Advocacy

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News & Highlights

What people are saying

Local Matters has been coming into my classroom the last two years. The students are so excited when they arrive and they have learned a lot about various topics and foods that they might not have learned otherwise….I highly recommend working with Local Matters if you are given the opportunity.

Mrs. Rudegeair

Kae Avenue Elementary School

How we're helping

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Serviced over 4,000 people through Veggie Van markets, deliveries, produce boxes, and meal kits in 2023

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Provided inclusive and comprehensive food education to over 8,700 participants in 2023

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Reached over 20,000 community members with food-focused education, access, and advocacy efforts in 2023

How you can help

Make a difference by supporting food security initiatives across Central Ohio.

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