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Al Obayuwana joins Local Matters as Executive Director

The Board of Directors of Local Matters is pleased to announce the appointment of Al Obayuwana as the organization’s new Executive Director. Following a search conducted by Benefactor Group, Obayuwana was selected for his extensive experience in nonprofit leadership and his passion for addressing urgent issues in family, child development, and affordable housing. “We are […]

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A Conversation with Local Matters’ Co-Founders: Noreen Warnock & Michael Jones

April 2023 marks a momentous milestone of food access, education, and advocacy work at Local Matters. For 15 years, we’ve fostered inclusive, comprehensive, and well-rounded education around food as a preventative to diet-related disease and addressed barriers to affordable and high-quality food for all. But why and how did this work begin back in 2008?

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Columbus Food Rescue merges with Local Matters to expand reach

Columbus, OH – Local Matters has merged with Columbus Food Rescue in 2024 to deepen its partnership and expand reach.  “We’re thrilled to welcome Columbus Food Rescue to the Local Matters family,” said Kerry Shaw, Local Matters’ Interim Executive Director. “The joining of our organizations will expand food diversion and access efforts across Central Ohio.” 

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