66,000+ Healthy MATTERbox Meals Shipped To 15 States

By |2022-07-20T13:15:45-05:00June 3rd, 2022|Categories: MATTERbox, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

MATTERbox Update It’s hard to believe we’re already halfway through 2022. The year so far has been very impactful! Partnering with some pretty incredible companies, MATTER has been able to provide more than 66,000 healthy meals to communities nationwide. It’s such an honor to work with companies that are committed to putting the “Do” in [...]

An Inspirational Volunteer Story: Meet Caitlin

By |2022-07-20T13:19:26-05:00April 20th, 2022|Categories: MATTERbox, MATTERnation Volunteer Opportunities, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Meet Caitlin. A student at The Blake School in Hopkins, 13-year-old Caitlin is one of MATTER’s young volunteers with an inspirational volunteer story. Back in 2020, Caitlin began participating in an optional Service Pathway program through her school that encourages students to volunteer during their free time. This inspired her whole family to volunteer. They [...]

MATTERbox Madness National Champions Crowned!

By |2022-07-20T13:18:09-05:00April 15th, 2022|Categories: MATTERbox, MATTERbox Madness, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

MATTERbox Madness 2022 is in the books and the MATTERbox Madness Champions Crowned! The annual food packing competition, as fierce and fun as ever, resulted in corporate teams packing 10,000 healthy snack packs for Minnesota children this summer. The idea for MATTERbox Madness started at Cargill in Minneapolis almost a decade ago. Amanda Escen, now [...]

Employee Volunteers: Build Engagement During National Volunteer Month

By |2022-07-20T13:22:36-05:00March 25th, 2022|Categories: MATTERbox, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

National Volunteer Month, which takes place in April in the United States, provides a focused time of the year for volunteerism, as well as gives employee volunteers a special opportunity to support nonprofits important to them and their organizations. In this post, we'll discuss how you can engage your employees in volunteering during National Volunteer [...]

MATTERbox Impact Update

By |2022-07-20T13:25:25-05:00February 4th, 2022|Categories: MATTERbox, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

MATTERbox Healthy Meals in Communities Across the U.S. in 2021.  Working with our incredible partners and volunteers, the MATTERbox Volunteer Kits provided healthy food to communities in 49 states last year! Here are a few highlights from 2021 and a look ahead to what's coming up this year. 2021 Impact  245,891 MATTERbox Meals Distributed 4,120 [...]

Give To The Max Day: Volunteer Kits Provide Healthy Meals To Kids

By |2022-07-20T13:37:45-05:00November 17th, 2021|Categories: MATTERbox, Stories, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Children matter. Their lives matter; their futures matter. Sadly, for the 150,000 children in Minnesota living below the poverty line, their lives and their futures are at risk from many negative outcomes including poor academic achievement, school dropout, abuse and neglect, behavioral and socioemotional problems, physical health problems, and developmental delays. That’s why we partner [...]

Engagement Events | Packing Nearly 17,000 Healthy Meals Across the Country!

By |2022-07-20T13:43:02-05:00November 12th, 2021|Categories: MATTERbox, MATTERnation Volunteer Opportunities, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

MATTERnation is continuing to expand and advance MATTER’s mission of helping people launch projects that improve communities welcoming new staff and facilitating numerous impactful engagement events around the country. We recently welcomed Dena Maounis to the MATTER team. Dena lives in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and is our new Nonprofit Engagement Event Sales Representative for the [...]

Hybrid Work Leads to New Ways of Engaging Employees in Volunteering

By |2022-07-22T14:03:20-05:00October 8th, 2021|Categories: MATTERbox, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Sixty years ago, Bob Dylan famously penned the line, “The times they are a-changin”. Today, there’s no better place to witness the changing times than the American workplace. Since 2020, companies are reimagining how they go about doing business and rethinking how to best utilize and accommodate their workforce, while retaining collaboration and fostering productivity. [...]

Incredible Generosity: Coming Together To Feed Minnesota

By |2022-07-20T13:44:10-05:00September 2nd, 2021|Categories: MATTERbox, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

MATTERnation, you did it! Your incredible generosity made Feeding Minnesota, our joint campaign with 5 Eyewitness News, a huge success! Together, we provided 50,000 healthy meals to children and families facing food insecurity and hunger this summer. The power of collaboration coupled with the beauty of community coming together to do something bigger than any [...]

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

By |2022-07-20T13:45:37-05:00July 23rd, 2021|Categories: MATTERbox, Sports Camps, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

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 [...]

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