Expanding access to healthy food in innovative & nontraditional ways.

Cities around the nation struggle to provide equal access to healthy food. These areas are called food deserts, which are often times business & job desserts too.
As a result, doctors are seeing an increase in preventable health conditions such as; obesity, diabetes, pre diabetes.
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People Diagnosed with Diabetes
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People Diagnosed with Prediabetes
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Billion in Medical Costs Associated with Diabetes & Pre-diabetes
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Youth Diagnosed With Diabetes in 2015

The MATTERbox Solution

Our concept is simple; a box of healthy, shelf-stable meals and nutrition education, helping people take their first steps towards a healthier life.

Healthy Food

It’s no longer just about getting food into our communities. Its about getting the right kinds of food. Healthy food access and education is a real solution to long-term health problems.

Real Food

Enough with all the substitues, empty calories, and donated close-date left-overs. People want real, good tasting food… and a bit of dignity.

Food Education

We won’t settle for providing just a person’s “next meal”. We want to provide a platform for their next 100 meals. The MATTERbox is a teaching tool to balance a diet, shop healthy on a budget and create healthy meals.

Active Distibution

Rather than expecting those in need to come to us, we engage community partners to actively bring food where it is needed most.

How It Works

Source

Our #1 priority is to provide healthy meals in our MATTERbox. To ensure this, we work with food distibuters to purchace food items at lower than wholesale costs.

Pack

Individual and corporate groups of volunteers participate in the MATTERbox Challenge to pack healthy meals preparing each MATTERbox for distribution.

Deliver

We work with community partners who are on the front lines of food insecurity every day to distribute MATTERboxes to those who can benefit most.

Get Involved

Sponsor A MATTERbox Event

Employee engagement, volunteerism & community impact collide as co-workers break out their teamwork skills to pack the MATTERboxes.

MATTERbox Events

Become A Community Partner

Matter works with schools, law enforcement, community programs and other nontraditional partners to distribute the MATTERboxes to those who can benefit most.

MATTERbox Partners

Give a MATTERbox

Take the MATTER mission to the streets, by giving a MATTERbox to an individual, family, or organization that could benefit.

Give a MATTERbox

MATTERbox in Action

See how the MATTERbox is disrupting the health space and fueling a healthy change in your community.

MATTERblog

What are people are saying…

“You never know the power of a MATTERbox and how it could be the difference to turn someone’s life around.”

– Kevin Warren, COO of The Minnesota Vikings

“The MATTERbox allows us to do our jobs, but also to show love to those who don’t expect it.”

– Police Officer, St Louis Park PD