“Home for Dinner”

Who We Are: All Seattle Kids Home is funded by King County to help families avoid homelessness and the shelter system. Our clients are single parents, extended family serving as guardians, and unaccompanied young adults. Nearly all of our clients are enrolled in Seattle Public Schools.

What We Do: All stable families minimally require a safe place to live, adequate nutrition, clothing and access to medical care. Too often, families living with poverty have to choose one of these basic needs over the other. Our critical focus is helping families achieve long-term stable housing. We want to augment our impact by uniting community to support food and housing insecure families in Seattle.

Our New Program: Home For Dinner encourages families to provide nutritious and delicious home-cooked food. Leveraging economical ingredients and culturally relevant recipes, Home For Dinner empowers families with a week’s worth of nutritionally dense meals that the whole family can cook and enjoy together. Using basic ingredients and as many whole foods as possible, simple recipes have been created to encourage affordable home cooking.

How It Works: Each box includes a mixture of perishable and non-perishable ingredients including vegetables, legumes, spices, and meat. All of the ingredients are entirely utilized by the included 5 balanced recipes. Each box will also contain a handwritten supportive note from a community member, ad will be personally delivered by a member of our small team.

How You Can Help: There are many, great ways that community members and volunteers can support Home for Dinner. Donate money -- $90 will feed a family of four for a week. Donate specific non-perishable items. Shop for us. Write our welcome notes and thank you cards. Provide storage space for non-perishable goods and prepared boxes. Spread the word.

For more information or to learn about how you can get involved please email us at info@allseattlekidshome.org

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One Home for Dinner Box
For 5 Recipes: Chicken Jambalaya, Taco Salad and Red Rice, One Pot Cabbage Rolls, Pasta w/ Veggies and Tomato Sauce, Lentil Stew

1 25 oz. bottle of olive oil
1 bottle of salt
1 bottle of pepper
1 bottle of paprika
1 bottle of cumin
1 bottle of oregano
Non-Perishable Ingredients:

8 (15 oz.) cans diced tomatoes
1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce
2 (6 oz.) cans tomato paste
3 (32 oz.) packages chicken or vegetable broth
1 (1 lb) bag of brown rice
1 package whole wheat noodles
1 (1 lb) bag of lentils
1 (1 lb) bag of dried beans: kidney, black, pinto
1 (15 oz.) can of whole kernel corn, unsweetened
Fresh Vegetables:

1 head of celery
2 green bell peppers
2 red bell peppers
2 zucchinis
1 green cabbage
2 heads of lettuce
1 bunch of green onions
1 bag of onions (or 5 large onions)
1 head of garlic
4 carrots or 1 (2 lb) bag
1 (8 oz) package of mushrooms
Fresh Meat:

2 (1 lb) packages of lean ground beef
1 (1 lb) package of chicken breasts
Estimated Average Price For One Week: $80.00
Estimated price based on an average total from local Seattle supermarkets (April 2018)