Companies That Matter

Using Surplus For Good: 200,000+ Target Baby Kits Reach Parents

By |2020-08-21T10:45:48-05:00August 21st, 2020|Categories: Companies That Matter, MATTERnation, Stories, Uncategorized|

When Target recently found themselves with surplus product leftover from a 2019 sales campaign, they had a couple of options for what to do with these items. They could dump the more than 200,000 baby kits filled with diapers, wipes, pacifiers, lotions, and other essential baby needs into a landfill to rot and decay, or they could find a way to get the kits [...]

Volunteering Virtually: Engaging Employees During A Pandemic

By |2020-08-14T12:23:59-05:00August 14th, 2020|Categories: Companies That Matter, MATTERbox, MATTERnation, MATTERnation Volunteer Opportunities, Uncategorized|

In recent years, more and more companies have recognized the benefits of giving back to their communities by providing employees with opportunities to volunteer. Not only does it make their brand more recognizable in the communities in which they work, but it also makes for happier employees. Regarding a recent survey on the importance of workplace volunteerism, businessnewsdaily.com noted,  “The research revealed that employers that encourage and promote [...]

Coming Together for the Community: Minnesota Timberwolves, Lynx & T-Wolves Gaming

By |2020-06-19T08:36:34-05:00June 19th, 2020|Categories: Companies That Matter, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

On June 11, players and staff from the Minnesota Timberwolves, Minnesota Lynx and T-Wolves Gaming came to MATTER to pack thousands of MATTERbox meal kits and snack packs for families in South Minneapolis. With food generously donated by Hy-Vee, everyone brought their A-game and got it done, packing more than 1,000 meal kits and 2,000 snack [...]

YOU MATTER: Sending Thanks & Snack Packs To Frontline Workers

By |2020-05-13T14:28:55-05:00May 8th, 2020|Categories: Companies That Matter, MATTERbox, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

From the east coast to the west, our nation owes a debt of gratitude to all of our frontline workers who are selflessly serving in the midst of this pandemic, tirelessly providing care and comfort to those most impacted by COVID-19.    When UCare and Health Fair 11 reached out to MATTER about partnering with them to provide healthy snacks to the frontline workers at Hennepin Healthcare and Carris Health in [...]

Stay At Home Volunteer Kit Challenge: Win By Helping Others

By |2020-05-02T08:54:45-05:00May 2nd, 2020|Categories: Companies That Matter, MATTERbox, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

The date was circled in red. Thursday, April 30th, was scheduled to be our sixth annual MATTERbox Madness at the Mall of America. This energetic, high impact event features many of our corporate partners packing tens of thousands of healthy snack packs for Minnesota kids who need extra nutrition during the summer months. It’s one of our biggest days on the [...]

Bringing Food & Good To Communities Nationwide

By |2020-04-17T18:28:03-05:00April 17th, 2020|Categories: Companies That Matter, MATTERbox, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

It was the end of last year, in what seems like a lifetime ago, when General Mills, Chartwells Higher Education, and MATTER began planning the annual Good Goes Round campaign that was to be held in March of this year. There’s always a lot of excitement around this campaign, which in the last two years has distributed more than 70,000 healthy MATTERbox snack packs to community organizations nationwide. At the time, none of us had any idea [...]

Good Goes Round: College Campus Packing Event 2020

By |2020-03-05T21:38:17-06:00March 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 |2020-02-27T15:37:37-06:00February 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 [...]

MATTERbox Partners: Feeding Healthier Lives

By |2019-10-24T16:41:34-05:00October 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 [...]

2019 YOU MATTER Gala Speaker Announcement: Chris Cronin

By |2019-09-23T12:52:21-05:00September 23rd, 2019|Categories: Companies That Matter, MATTERbox, MATTERnation, Uncategorized|

Our YOU MATTER Gala is almost here! On October 3rd, at the stunning McNamara Center, we'll hear from a few innovative and exciting leaders to help us better understand some of the biggest challenges facing our world today. Collectively, we'll explore real solutions to increase access to health for people next door and around the [...]

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