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Timberwolves Head Coach Ryan Saunders Gives Back To Community

By |2020-04-04T10:11:14+00:00April 4th, 2020|Categories: MATTERbox, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Minnesota Timberwolves Head Coach Ryan Saunders smiles into the camera as he begins a video message to the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities (BGCTC). His wife Hayley sits next to him on the couch, their young son fidgeting in her lap. Behind them a wall of basketballs and what looks to be [...]

Families Put The “DO” In Donate & Help Community

By |2020-03-30T15:35:39+00:00March 26th, 2020|Categories: MATTERbox, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

When MATTER board member Amanda Escen heard about the MATTERbox Snack Pack Kit, she immediately ordered one. She loved the idea that her family, including her two young children, could pack 50 healthy snack packs from the safety and comfort of their home and give them to children, seniors or anyone in need during this [...]

YOU MATTER Cooking Show: Healthy Recipes Play Starring Role!

By |2020-03-13T09:40:08+00:00March 13th, 2020|Categories: MATTERbox, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

This week's blog is written by MATTER's Vice President of Business Operations, Victor Salamone.  Lights! Camera! Action!   Standing in the darkened studio room under a bright spotlight with a television camera staring us in the face, my MATTER colleagues and I straightened our aprons, took a deep breath to calm our nerves and happily welcomed [...]

Good Goes Round: College Campus Packing Event 2020

By |2020-03-05T21:38:17+00:00March 5th, 2020|Categories: Companies That Matter, MATTERbox, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

General Mills Foodservice Partners with MATTER & Chartwells Higher Education to Host Volunteer Event on College Campuses Nationwide About The Event For the third year, General Mills Foodservice is partnering with Chartwells Higher Education and MATTER to engage college students in a mass, two-day volunteer effort to spread good in their communities and help fight [...]

MATTERbox Packing Partnership: 2020 NGA Show

By |2020-02-27T15:37:37+00:00February 27th, 2020|Categories: Companies That Matter, MATTERbox, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

At MATTER, we have the privilege to partner with some of the best organizations in the world to help them make an impact for good in their communities.  Recently, we developed a MATTERbox packing partnership with the National Grocers Association (NGA) and Clarion Events North America to host a volunteer event at their annual NGA Show in San Diego which included attendees from throughout the United States. The result [...]

Working Together Produces Little Moments of Big Impact

By |2020-02-21T09:26:09+00:00February 21st, 2020|Categories: MATTERbox, Stories, Uncategorized|

This week's guest blog written by Joie Norby Lê, PhD, Co-Director of Education|Special Projects for Friends of the Lakota Nation, Inc.  Oftentimes, the work we do would not be possible without the assistance of others. For our organization, Friends of the Lakota Nation (FOLN), this certainly proves true. In October of 2019, our nonprofit developed [...]

Calling all Companies! Compete in MATTERbox Madness 2020!

By |2020-03-02T13:54:54+00:00January 31st, 2020|Categories: Events, MATTERbox, MATTERbox Madness, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

If your organization would like to compete in MATTERbox Madness to help feed hungry kids this summer, please contact Victor Salamone at MATTER for more information! It’s January in Minnesota. The snow is flying, the temperatures are plummeting and everyone is looking forward to spring. For us here at MATTER, it’s not just green grass and baseball we’re anticipating. Springtime at MATTER means MATTERbox Madness, our annual MATTERbox packing event that [...]

Collaborating Helps Community Causes Come To Life!

By |2020-01-10T07:55:03+00:00January 10th, 2020|Categories: MATTERbox, MATTERnation Volunteer Opportunities, Uncategorized|Tags: |

It was the first Saturday in December when nearly forty volunteers from St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Eden Prairie gathered at MATTER to kick-off their first annual Holiday Giving Program. Designed as an outreach to the local community during the holiday season, St. Andrew chose to fund and pack MATTERbox meal kits. With Christmas in [...]

YOU MATTER Cooking: Kids Learn To Prepare Healthy Food!

By |2019-11-22T11:03:08+00:00November 21st, 2019|Categories: MATTERbox, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

"Nutrition and healthy eating look different for every family, but with the support of MATTERbox, it will help introduce new foods for my students and their families to try." - Teacher Melinda Weiss, Henry Sibley High School   The day was Halloween, but for Mrs. Weiss’s REAL Program at Henry Sibley High School, the topic was not candy, [...]

MATTERbox Partners: Feeding Healthier Lives

By |2019-10-24T16:41:34+00:00October 24th, 2019|Categories: Companies That Matter, MATTERbox, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

“When I first started doing this, I was focused on sports and education. Food was the last thing on my mind. But kids would be tired, and some were literally hurting because they were hungry. The MATTERbox snack packs caused me to look at things differently and make healthy food a key component of all [...]

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