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MATTERbox Hitching A Ride On Scott County’s Readmobile

By |2019-05-21T09:27:41+00:00May 21st, 2019|Categories: MATTERbox, Stories, Uncategorized|

One of our missions at MATTER focuses on educating and encouraging kids on the importance of healthy eating. To accomplish this mission, we connect with kids in schools, community centers, and sports camps. This summer, our MATTERbox snack packs are hitching a ride on Scott County Library’s Readmobile and heading into communities and parks to [...]

MATTERnation Sends Tropical Cyclone Idai Relief To Zimbabwe

By |2019-05-15T13:23:02+00:00May 15th, 2019|Categories: Companies That Matter, Hospitals, Uncategorized, Zimbabwe|

When Tropical Cyclone Idai slammed into Eastern Africa in March, it became one of the worst tropical storms to ever hit the continent. Wiping out entire villages and leaving more than 1,000 people dead throughout Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Malawi, with thousands more still missing two months later, it stands as the third deadliest tropical cyclone [...]

Companies Can Help Kids By Joining MATTERbox Madness!

By |2019-05-08T07:24:59+00:00May 8th, 2019|Categories: Companies That Matter, Events, MATTERbox, Uncategorized|Tags: |

Summer is right around the corner and that means MATTERnation is gearing up for the fifth annual MATTERbox Madness packing tournament on May 30th at the Mall of America. This fun, high-energy event pits teams from different companies against each other in a spirited, bracket-style competition to see which team can pack MATTERboxes in the [...]

Pack For A Purpose Benefits Kids in the Twin Cities

By |2019-04-30T12:30:27+00:00April 30th, 2019|Categories: Companies That Matter, MATTERbox, Sports Camps, Uncategorized|

The excitement was palpable, the energy level through the roof. On Tuesday, April 23rd, over 100 people from the community, many of them children, came together at Pack For A Purpose at the Conway Community Center in St. Paul to pack MATTERbox meal kits and snack packs for thousands of local kids and their families. [...]

Zimbabwe Nutrition Garden Yields Health

By |2019-04-24T10:11:46+00:00April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Agriculture, Uncategorized, Zimbabwe|Tags: , , |

On the grounds of the Victoria Falls Hospital, under the heat of the intense Zimbabwe sun gathered a small group of people from the hospital, the community and MATTER. After surveying a strip of land adjacent to the hospital’s back parking lot, it was declared "the perfect spot". The area, neglected and overgrown with weeds, [...]

Event Raises More Than $500K for Gorgui Dieng’s Senegal Efforts

By |2019-04-12T16:30:15+00:00April 12th, 2019|Categories: Events, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Into a sold out, packed-to-the-rafters Holden Room in Minneapolis last week walked Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng. At 6’11’’ he towered over the crowd. Dressed in the bright, traditional clothing of his home country of Senegal, he was hard to miss. Smiles followed him as he made his way through the crowd, greeting friends and [...]

Nationwide MATTERbox College Campus Packing Event A Success!

By |2019-04-08T10:23:59+00:00April 8th, 2019|Categories: MATTERbox, MATTERnation, Uncategorized|

The second annual nationwide MATTERbox college campus packing event was a huge success! Partnering with General Mills Foodservice and Chartwells Higher Ed, the two-day event engaged college students and volunteers on 100 campuses in 34 states to pack 44,000 MATTERbox snack packs for kids and families to activate healthy eating in their local communities. Eager to [...]

Gorgui Dieng Gives Back to Senegal

By |2019-03-25T13:41:42+00:00March 25th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

On April 4th, The Gorgui Dieng Foundation and MATTER will host a very special evening at The Holden Room, sponsored by Parallel & Holden Room and Hennepin Made, in Minneapolis to raise pivotal funds towards the continuation of The Gorgui Dieng Project. For 2019, these projects include further advancements with the Gorgui Dieng Center for Agricultural [...]

MATTER & General Mills Foodservice Activate Healthy Eating

By |2019-03-13T17:08:18+00:00March 13th, 2019|Categories: Companies That Matter, MATTERbox, Uncategorized|

MATTER is excited to partner once again with General Mills Foodservice to engage college students and volunteers in a mass, two-day MATTERbox packing event to activate healthy eating in communities across the country. Last year’s inaugural event was a huge success. 50 college campuses in 26 states held packing events on their campuses resulting in [...]

Chipo Mtasa Joins MATTER Board of Directors

By |2019-03-07T09:42:54+00:00March 7th, 2019|Categories: Press & Awards, Uncategorized, Zimbabwe|

MATTER is excited to announce the election of Chipo Mtasa to the MATTER Board of Directors. Chipo is the Managing Director of TelOne, one of the largest telecommunication entities in Zimbabwe. Her selection to the board reflects MATTER’s continued efforts to expand and deepen partner relationships in Africa. Casey Carl, MATTER Board Chair, expressed the [...]