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Meal Kits for Food Pantries: Fruit Crisp 

June 17 - June 28

What’s for dinner?  Deciding what to put on the table can be overwhelming – it requires some planning, getting the essential ingredients, having the right tools, and spending time in the kitchen.  While food pantries offer access to foods and ingredients, preparing a complete nutritious and tasty meal can be challenging for communities experiencing food insecurity.  Meal kits include all the ingredients and cooking instructions.  It offers the communities an easy way to enjoy a complete, wholesome meal, as well as providing an opportunity to try a new recipe!

Purpose: Help communities experiencing food insecurity create a satisfying and nutritious meal!

Impact: In addition to helping communities in need, children can participate in the decision process and learn what goes into a meal and the importance of nutritious foods!

Activities: Your family will be Blue Apron or HelloFresh to food pantries and provide ingredients for recipients to cook a meal at home!  This month we will provide the fruit crisp meal kits for Food is Free MKE.  Your family will assemble your desired quantity of meal kits. You will pick up the meal kit bags and the cooking instructions (to be included in the kit) from Shorewood.  Each family is responsible to provide pie fillings, oats, flour, brown sugar and cooking spray.  Please drop off the meal kits at an agreed upon time.  We will include salt, cinnamon, butter, and disposable baking pans in the bags before delivering to Food is Free MKE.  Additionally, we will provide participating families with some materials and reflection questions to encourage a discussion about food insecurity, nutrition, and snacks vs. treats at home! 

Materials: The meal kit is intended for a family of four.  For each meal kit, you will be responsible for supplying the following ingredients:

  • 2 cans (21 ounce each) pie filling
  • At least ½ cup rolled oats
  • At least ½ cup all purpose flour
  • At least ½ cup brown sugar
  • At least ¼ tsp baking powder
  • Cooking spray

You are welcome to provide more than the specified quantity for each meal kit.  You can put the dry ingredients in food storage bags or containers (such as zip loc bags), or provide them in their own original packaging.  Please contact project leader if you need food storage bags (zip loc bags). 

When and Where: 

Materials pick-up: June 17 to 26 (alternate dates can be arranged with project leader). 

Meal Kits drop off: June 17 to 28 (alternate dates can be arranged with project leader).

Pick-up/Drop-off: Shorewood.  Specific addresses will be provided via email once registration is completed.

Cancellations: Please contact shaine@kicmke.org asap in the event of a cancellation so we can add waitlisted families to the event.

Participant Cap: 16 kits.  Please specify how many meal kits your family would like to put together when registering.  A follow-up email will be sent out to confirm the requested number of kits and provide more information. 

Registration: Available Here 

Age: All ages welcome!  Older kids can help choose the toppings while little kids can help assemble the meal kits!

Cost: Pie fillings, rolled oats, flour, brown sugar, baking powder and cooking spray, about $10 to $20.

Questions:  Please contact shaine@kicmke.org with any questions. We will send you an email to confirm registration and touch base before the event.

More Information: Learn more about Food is Free MKE here.  You can also follow them on Facebook.


June 17
June 28
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