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Hitting Home Runs & Enriching Lives: The JP4 Foundation and MATTERbox

By |2021-07-23T07:31:55-05:00July 23rd, 2021|Categories: MATTERbox, Sports Camps, Uncategorized|

When can you score a home run without ever hitting a ball? For The JP4 Foundation, an organization committed to enriching the lives of youth through baseball, home runs come when the kids at their summer camps feel safe enough to build meaningful relationships with their coaches and in the process, begin to understand how [...]

Summer Hunger: Thielen Foundation + MATTERbox Snack Packs Feeding Minnesota Kids

By |2021-06-11T07:06:38-05:00June 11th, 2021|Categories: MATTERbox, Sports Camps, Uncategorized|Tags: |

For most children, summertime is filled with long, lazy days in the sun and exciting adventures with family and friends. Sadly, for children who rely on their school’s free and reduced-price meal programs during the school year, summer can also be filled with hunger and food insecurity. That’s why MATTER is partnering again this year [...]

2021 MATTERbox Madness: Tradition Capital Bank Champion | Trimble Wins Team Spirit Award

By |2021-04-09T08:32:33-05:00April 9th, 2021|Categories: Companies That Matter, MATTERbox Madness, Uncategorized|

MATTER's seventh annual MATTERbox Madness is in the books! With twelve generous companies participating in the virtual competition this year, nearly 12,000 MATTERbox snack packs were packed, launching us toward our goal of providing 50,000 healthy meals for children this summer. Though COVID changed how MATTERbox Madness looked this year, it didn’t spoil the fun [...]

MATTERbox Madness Sponsor Spotlight: Buddy Fruits Donates 50,000 Fruit Pouches

By |2021-03-19T10:41:15-05:00March 19th, 2021|Categories: MATTERbox, MATTERbox Madness, Uncategorized|

Traditionally, the summer months are hard on families suffering from food insecurity. Relying upon school meal programs for their children during the school year, they often struggle to feed their kids once the school year ends. Unfortunately, this summer is expected to be even harder on these families who have been hit extra hard by [...]

Healthy Food: Corporate Partners Come Alongside Community With MATTERbox

By |2021-05-03T10:55:47-05:00March 12th, 2021|Categories: MATTERbox, Uncategorized|Tags: |

Food insecurity has been a growing problem for many Minnesota families in recent years but with the economic fallout from the pandemic, the crisis is now greater than ever. According to a report from 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic was expected to create a hunger crisis affecting over 700,000 Minnesotans in a situation “reportedly not seen [...]

MATTERbox Madness: Game On For 2021 Virtual Event!

By |2021-01-22T08:05:29-06:00January 22nd, 2021|Categories: MATTERbox, MATTERbox Madness, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

With much of the country still in the throes of winter's snow and cold, many people are dreaming about spring. At MATTER, this time of year finds us dreaming about MATTERbox Madness, our annual March packing event that brings together some of the most generous companies in the Twin Cities to provide food for hungry [...]

Power of Partnering: Muslim Aid USA & 10,000 MATTERbox Meals

By |2020-07-24T08:09:31-05:00July 24th, 2020|Categories: MATTERbox, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

There’s an African proverb that says, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” At MATTER, our goal is to go far in creating meaningful and lasting change in communities. But we know we cannot do this alone. The only way this kind of life-sustaining change is possible is through [...]

MATTERbox Madness Interest Form – Postponed

By |2020-03-23T13:03:10-05:00March 23rd, 2020|

Due to COVID-19 MATTERbox Madness has been POSTPONED. We will continually update this page as new details unfold. Even though the event has been postponed, the need has never been greater.  During this challenging time, we encourage people to "put the DO in donate" and help us meet the immediate hunger need. You can [...]

MATTERbox Madness Interest Form

By |2020-03-09T11:04:11-05:00March 2nd, 2020|

MATTERbox Madness, in conjunction with 5 Eyewitness News Summer Harvest for Kids Campaign at the Mall of America on April 30, 2020, is the ultimate team building event and a must participate event for Twin Cities companies! During the school year, over 300,000 Minnesota school children rely on school lunch programs. For these kids, the summer [...]

MATTERbox Packing Partnership: 2020 NGA Show

By |2021-05-03T10:57:04-05:00February 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 [...]

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