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Online Donations

Donate online now or set up a recurring donation

At Local Matters, we believe everyone should have the knowledge, skills, and resources to eat well and feed their family. Our programming builds skills and knowledge around healthy, affordable food – choosing it, accessing it, and preparing it – so everyone in our community has the resources they need to live a healthier life.

More Ways to Give to Local Matters

By Mail

Mail a check to Local Matters at:
633 Parsons Avenue
Columbus, OH 43206

By Stock

Donate stock through the Local Matters Fund at The Columbus Foundation. Follow these instructions and email Marci Leveillee at to confirm details of the donation.

In-Kind Donations

Businesses can donate leftover food to Columbus Food Rescue. Click here to learn more.

To donate gift cards or other in-kind items, contact Marci Leveilee at

Employer Opportunities

Check with your employer to see if they provide volunteer time off or volunteer grants (sometimes called Gift of Time or Dollars for Doers). Then sign up for our volunteer opportunities!

Your employer may also provide matching donations for your personal contributions to organizations that are meaningful to you or promote workplace giving campaigns such as United Way or Community Shares, through which you can also support Local Matters.

Kroger Rewards

Link Local Matters to your Kroger Plus Card account so every time you shop, a portion of your total purchase will be donated to our organization. If you don’t have a Kroger Plus card you can get one at the Customer Service Desk at any Kroger store or you can create one online during the enrollment process. Click here to login to your account. Click “Enroll Now” to select a local organization you wish to support. (You can search for Local Matters or simply type in our code: CG403.) Once enrolled, you’ll earn rewards for Local Matters whenever you shop with your Plus Card.

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Thank You!

Thank you for supporting Local Matters. Your generosity provides high-quality, hands-on education for thousands of families across Central Ohio, and ensures that neighborhoods across Columbus have consistent access to fresh, affordable food.

If you are looking for other ways to support Local Matters, such as through planned giving or a grant, please reach out to Marci Leveillee, Development Director, at

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