MATTERbox: Intern Edition
Summer can be one of the hardest times for food vulnerable families, as they cannot rely on school lunch programs to feed their children. It’s a time when many children right here in Minnesota go hungry. This is why the interns of Accenture, Ameriprise, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Boston Scientific, C.H. Robinson, Land O’Lakes and Target joined forces at MATTER for a historic, first-ever MATTERbox packing event—Intern Edition!
Nearly 100 interns from these great Minnesota companies came through our doors for a high energy, high impact volunteer experience that included MATTER’s Pathways of Hope tour, where they gained insight into global and local poverty challenges through the real-life stories of those impacted. Of course, no MATTERbox event is complete without a good competition! Mixed company teams went head-to-head to pack MATTERboxes and GoFuel Packs—over 20,000 healthy meals in all!—to nourish kids in our community with healthy foods, and inspire them to be the change in their families to move toward healthier eating.
“This event was a no-brainer for us. MATTER’s mission is incredible, especially what you’re doing for kids right here in our own backyard. We’re well aware of the incredible problem of food insecurity for kids over the summer. We appreciate being able to make an impact on hunger and being able to do that right here in our community.”
– Rachel Schwalbach, Senior Program Manager, C.H. Robinson
THANK YOU to all who participated in this historic event! And to our incredible partners at Accenture, Ameriprise, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Boston Scientific, C.H. Robinson, Land O’Lakes and Target—this is truly a partnership program, and together we are fueling healthy change in our community.