Mattering more starts with you. We would not be able to accomplish our goals if it weren’t for the people and organizations that volunteer their time and talents. Get involved today.

Change the Course Program

Our service learning program is a way for members of the community to get involved with the Change the Course Program. It’s a simple action that will help change people’s lives for the better. It’s our calling to change the course of today and ultimately change the course of tomorrow.

All of our service learning experiences allow participants to pair our Pathways of Hope educational exhibit with a service project. Our exhibit takes participants into the lives of six different people living in poverty around the world. All of our service projects are designed to fit the needs of the people we serve both locally and around the world.

Service Learning Opportunities


Expand Access to Health

Perfect for individuals and groups with medical backgrounds. Sort, package and inventory international shipments of medical supplies at our warehouse.



Corporations that Matter

Inspire your co-workers and employees with a high energy and high impact service event through the MatterBox package program.


Expand Access to Food

This project helps to provide healthy shelf stable meals to your local community through non-traditional partners such as law enforcement, hospitals and schools.


More than $550 million in resources distributed

Over 4,000 MatterBoxes produced last year

More than 4,000 people served with us last year

What to expect when participating in a
Service Learning Project:

What to Expect

A full description of the Matter Mission.
Impactful service.
A Tour of the Pathways of Hope Exhibit.
A discussion of ways to engage and support the mission.

What to Bring

A monetary donation

Closed toed shoes and layers

A heart for service and an open mind for learning

Actions that make a difference

Understanding community needs

Service Learning:
Putting understanding into action

Tell us more about your group and we’ll connect you with an opportunity that’s right for you.


Attend A Matter More Event

Throughout the year we host numerous events to celebrate the impact of our work. Each event provides an opportunity for you to consider personal involvement in making people and things matter more.

A Night to Matter

Date: October 30, 2015 Location: Hilton Minneapolis
Join us as we celebrate the work that we do together to increase access to food and health around the world and in our own backyard.

Tour Pathways of Hope Exhibit

Our Pathways of Hope exhibit allows participants to walk through simulated environments that are affected by poverty around the world. The interactive experience allows viewers to connect with the issue of poverty both physically and emotionally.

Through the guided tour, participants will travel through 6 different countries to view poverty through the eyes of the individuals living in those dire conditions. The tour is used to open people’s eyes to the many forms and faces of poverty. The ultimate goal is for the viewer to realize how the simple act of being resourceful is the key to changing the world.


  • Our 15 person tour will take 45 minutes
  • Suggested donation of $5 per person
  • Notify Matter of anyone under the age of 12 for a customized tour
  • An opportunity to discuss, reflect and ask questions on what you are witnessing