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Popp Communications donates new phone system to Matter Office

By |2018-08-06T08:00:58-05:00December 2nd, 2015|Categories: Stories, Uncategorized|

Bill Popp, founder of Popp Communications, and his wife Teri have been incredible supporters of Matter throughout the years. With financial contributions which Matter leverages to expand access to health and food globally, Popp Communications has a history of making a difference in the Twin Cities and around the world. As a 2015 Company that [...]

How to become a Company that Matters

By |2018-08-06T08:00:59-05:00November 3rd, 2015|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , |

Companies are the bedrock of our community. Matter was founded by local business owners who wanted to give back, and they looked at the resources they had in their own two hands, imagining how these items could be used in innovative ways. Fifteen years later, the heart of this vision has remained the same, and [...]

Drink Coffee. Do Good.

By |2020-04-03T17:16:05-05:00November 3rd, 2015|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , |

Make your daily cup of coffee Matter more! Matter is excited to announce a new cause marketing partnership with local Berry Coffee Company to expand access to health and food globally: MATTERblend Coffee. This delicious new coffee blend features a unique flavor profile, accented with caramel, walnut and red currants, giving the roast a big, bold taste. And the [...]

Timberwolves player Gorgui Dieng sees hope in home community

By |2020-07-22T10:12:21-05:00October 28th, 2015|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , , |

Kébémer, a small city in Northwestern Senegal, has recently seen massive improvements to their local hospital, thanks to their hometown hero: Gorgui Dieng of the Minnesota Timberwolves. At 6 feet, 11 inches, even if he wasn't an NBA starter, Gorgui would be noticeable in the community, and he's always wanted to share what he has and give back [...]

On the front lines: how Hennepin County Sheriff’s deputies use the MatterBox

By |2018-08-06T08:00:59-05:00October 16th, 2015|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , |

When the Matter team designed the MatterBox, we set out to do something about the fact that only 5% of the 100 million missing meals in Minnesota are coming from a traditional food shelf. Matter could see so many fantastic nonprofits and agencies working on the front lines of hunger and homelessness, groups who already interact [...]

UBS team packages thousands of healthy meals for Twin Cities community

By |2018-08-06T08:01:00-05:00September 14th, 2015|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , |

Families from UBS work together to package dinner boxes as a team, bringing healthy food to local families facing food insecurity around the Twin Cities.The MatterBox couldn't find its way into the hands of those who need it without the help of many, many other hands along the way. In order for hospitals, police stations, schools [...]

City View Electric Teams with Matter to bring Energy to Police and Fire Departments in Panama

By |2018-08-06T08:01:00-05:00September 11th, 2015|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , |

In the coffee-growing region of Panama, the cityof Boquete is a spectacular natural haven of forests and mountains. With a population of about 19,000, nearly 14% of these inhabitants are ex-pats from North America and Europe, though there are still many members of the community who struggle to get by. Specifically, the police and fire [...]

The Feeding of the 5000

By |2018-08-06T08:01:00-05:00September 2nd, 2015|Categories: Stories, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

On August 13th, Hope For the Community Food Shelf took on the ambitious goal of tripling their weekly food distribution. The Blaine-based Hope Church typically feeds 1,800 individuals weekly, but, through inspiration from the Biblical story of the Feeding of the 5,000, Reverand Al Goracke wanted to do better to address the needs he sees [...]

MATTERbox Helping Kids Knock Out Summer Hunger

By |2021-10-20T09:44:58-05:00August 31st, 2015|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , |

Stacy's eleven year old daughter holds her MatterBox for the week, filled with 5 healthy lunches which support her family through the summer. "It's just so hard," she says. "You would never expect the difference ten meals could make for my family." Stacy* and her husband did not think they would be in this [...]

Matter Among First to Ship Medical Equipment to Cuba

By |2018-08-06T08:01:00-05:00August 26th, 2015|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , |

As diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba are  being opened for the first time in more than 50 years, Matter is poised to be among the first bring updated medical equipment to Cuban hospitals. Matter has a fifteen year history of shipping medical equipment and supplies to developing hospitals and clinics around the world. [...]

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