Harvest Ball 2021
Local Matters held the annual Harvest Ball on Friday, October 8 in the Huntington Club at Lower.com Field. This celebration of healthy food education, access, and advocacy in the
community supported the theme Together for Good and was chaired by Angela Mingo, Director of Community Relations at Nationwide Children's Hospital. The evening's program included remarks from Sharon and Daniel Jones, a mother-son duo who spoke about the positive impact of their participation in Local Matters' hands-on food education programming, emphasizing Local Matters’ vision to create equitable access to a sustainable food system and a world free of food-related chronic disease. With raffle tickets for prizes spanning from spa packages, Columbus Crew tickets, and Yoga membership exclusives, and a live auction hosted by Amelia Jeffers, over $160,000 was raised. Presenting sponsors for the Harvest Ball 2021 included NiSource Charitable Foundation and Columbia Gas, with Big Lots Foundation as the Platinum Sponsor. For more information about Local Matters, visit local-matters.org. Photos courtesy Toi Tucker Photography.