Summer Harvest: MATTER Partners with Little Earth in Improving Kids' Health

June 11, 2018 06:27 AM

5 EYEWITNESS NEWS is partnering with local leaders in hunger relief to make sure no child goes hungry this summer. One of those leaders is MATTER. The nonprofit works with communities that may not have access to healthy foods. 

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MATTER used the annual Native American Community Clinic's open house in Minneapolis as an outlet to educate the community this spring. 

"What we see in our community is a lot of convenient stores that carry chips, pop and whatnot, and people use that as their main food source," Hannah Lussier, from Red Lake Nation, said.

MATTER introduced MATTERboxes into the community as a food source and education tool. MATTERboxes are boxes of food packed with shelf-stable foods that can be combined with fresh produce for a homemade meal.

"Matter is just really excited to be a part of the community and we're really excited to be involved in these types of events where we can teach people and show people how they can eat more healthy," Brian Numainville, of MATTER Public Relations, said.

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MATTER doesn't act alone. They partner with businesses and organizations throughout the Twin Cities, arming those communities with a potentially life-changing tool.

"We actually keep a lot of MATTERboxes on site," Lussier said. "We give them out just to whoever needs them, whoever wants that kind of support."

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