Ideas for meals

We encourage meals that are very easy to make in large quantities, and that can be made ahead of time. An oven for warming is available at some locations, but not all. Some ideas include:

Main Dishes:

  • Sloppy Joes
  • Chicken patty sandwiches (Sam’s Club)
  • Pizza
  • Spaghetti
  • Macaroni and cheese

NOTE: Please avoid pork (pepperoni, pork hot dogs, etc) because of the dietary restrictions of some of the refugee kids. Thanks!

Side Dishes

  • Potato chips
  • Sliced apples or oranges
  • Grapes


  • Cookies, especially home made!
  • Brownies
  • Rice Krispy Treats

We usually don’t provide drinks, unless we’re outside in the hot weather. Drinking fountains are available inside. Groups should bring all paper goods or plasticware needed for the meal. Please call Liz at 913-302-7451 with any questions, and to verify quantities, or e-mail her at .