Guys, this is an outfit from my home community that ought to inspire lots of copying across the country:
Look at what these people are doing—giving families some weekend help to make decent and nutritious meals when their kids can’t get breakfast or lunch at school.
A bunch of moms got this started when they realized that their kids’ classmates were hungry on weekends, or staying full by eating stuff that doesn’t satisfy.
Here’s a quickie summary of how it works: On Fridays participating families receive a healthy dinner recipe and most of the necessary ingredients. The recipes are in Spanish and English, and the meal costs less than $3.50 to make but feeds five people. Other staples like soup, cereal and peanut butter are also included, as well as weekly tips on serving size and how to use leftovers. Parents are responsible for picking up their food every week.
Think about this. The instigators are educating about nutrition and cooking skills while giving families the ingredients to get going.
Maybe your community would benefit by such a project. Explore the website. You’ve got a resource here if you want to make it work in your home area.