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Meal Kits for Food Pantries: Granola 

April 9 - April 19

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: This month we will provide the granola 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 either Shorewood or Glendale.  Each family is responsible for 5-6 cups of dry ingredients (grains, nuts, mix-ins, etc.), spices, and oil (vegetable, canola or coconut).  The cooking instruction will include some ingredient recommendations.  You are welcome to add and share your favorite granola combination!  Please drop off the meal kits at an agreed upon time.  We will include honey, salt, vanilla extract, and aluminum foil baking pans in the bags before delivering to Food is Free MKE.  We will also provide some video links and reflection questions to encourage a discussion about food insecurity, nutrition, and food labels at home! 

Materials: For each meal kit, you will be responsible for supplying the dry ingredients, spices, and oil.  

When and Where: 

Materials pick-up: April 9 to 12 (alternate dates can be arranged with project leader). 

Meal Kits drop off: April 16 to 19 (alternate dates can be arranged with project leader).

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

Registration: Available Here 

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

Participant Cap: 12 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. 

Age: All ages welcome!  Older kids can decide the granola ingredients while little kids can help assemble the meal kits!

Cost: The cost of granola dry ingredients (grains, nuts, mix-ins, etc.) that are enough for 5 to 6 cups, spices, and vegetable/coconut oil, 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.


April 9
April 19
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