Matt Talbot has a history of being proactive and innovative in making nutrition a priority. Staff work with volunteer hunger relief teams to encourage preparing meals that include low-fat protein and calcium foods, adequate fruits and vegetables (especially fresh or frozen), low sodium foods, as well as whole grains. Maximizing the overall nutritional content of the meals served at Matt Talbot will help guests prevent or manage chronic conditions related to diet such as obesity, diabetes, stroke, and heart disease. Matt Talbot also has a community garden onsite called "Hope Garden".
Matt Talbot plants and maintains a vegetable and herb garden on the grounds with the help of guests and volunteers. Come take a tour if you have never seen our lovely Hope Garden—we’d love to show you around!