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Bulk Meal Packs

As the COVID-19 landscape continues to unfold and more districts are reverting back to an online learning environment, school food programs are looking for ways to efficiently and safely feed their students. Bulk meal packs enable school food programs to serve multiple meals for a week or more, all through one convenient distribution drop.

Bulk Meal Packs

As the COVID-19 landscape continues to unfold and more districts are reverting back to an online learning environment, school food programs are looking for ways to efficiently and safely feed their students. Bulk meal packs enable school food programs to serve multiple meals for a week or more, all through one convenient distribution drop.

What are Meal Packs?

A meal pack is a box of food and ingredients that families can pick up and prepare at home. Along with fresh produce, milk, and breakfast items, they generally consist of a week’s worth of ingredients that can be put together to make a complete scratch cooked meal. All ingredients included in the box meet specific USDA nutrition guidelines for 7 days’ worth of complete breakfast and lunch requirements. The Seamless Summer program allows school food programs to currently provide meals for holidays and weekends, and the waiver allows these meals to be provided in bulk.

Bulk meal packs can help improve labor challenges in your department, as it takes less time to package up bulk ingredients than it does to prepare and cool individual entrees and package for remote feeding.

Bulk meal packs provide new variety to families who have been relying on food to help feed their children. They can also be a great way to help utilize existing inventory.
Bulk meal packs provide new variety to families who have been relying on food to help feed their children. They can also be a great way to help utilize existing inventory.

Most importantly, bulk meal packs promote cooking at home with family. Basic ingredients should be provided for families to cook at home and enjoy a well balanced meal together. Include recipes for easily prepared meals that kids will be familiar with and get excited about.

Recipes

Download the customizable recipes here and read more about our top bulk meal packs below.

Meal Packs

Below is a selection of our favorite bulk meal packs. For more information about quantity and sourcing, download the excel spreadsheet above

Chicken Fajita

Sautéed peppers and onions compliment the seasoned chicken in this simple recipe for chicken fajitas. Served in a whole grain tortilla, it’s delicious and healthy.


Sweet ‘n’ Sour Stir Fry

This healthy and easy recipe for stir fry is sure to be a hit. Tangy sweet and sour sauce finishes the chicken, broccoli and pineapple dish, while the brown rice is a nice earthy compliment to the sweet sauce.


Spaghetti

Spaghetti night is always a family favorite. This kit provides the dried pasta, marinara sauce and shredded cheese topping.


Roasted Chicken & Vegetables

This healthy and comforting recipe will provide the basics for a delicious dinner. All ingredients can be roasted in the oven at the same time.


Pizza

Build your own pizza! We provide the basics for a pizza cooked at home. Be adventurous and add your own toppings if you like.


Mac ‘N’ Cheese

This is a speed scratch recipe for creamy Mac ‘N’ Cheese. Bake for dinner and enjoy leftovers easily reheated for lunch.


Hot Dogs

Every kid loves hot dogs. Cook these all beef, nitrate free hot dogs at home and enjoy on our whole grain buns. A healthy twist on a classic. Perfect for a quick dinner or easy lunch.


Chicken Caesar Salad

This easy meal kit pairs crisp chopped romaine with creamy Caesar dressing. Add diced chicken to the top for a protein packed salad.


Deli Sandwich

A classic deli sandwich is perfect for grab and go lunches. Pair with a side salad or fruit for a healthy meal!


Bagel Breakfast

Bagels, cream cheese and fruit provide a healthy, quick and easy grab and go meal for kids. Enjoy for breakfast or lunch.


Breakfast Parfait

Build your own parfait can be a fun way for kids to get involved in the kitchen and a fun way to get fruit, protein and whole grains all in one yummy dish!


Tamales or Pupusas

Here is an easy way to enjoy some traditional Latinx foods. Just heat the pupusas or tamales in a 350 degree oven and enjoy! Pair with a salad for a complete meal.

Vegetable Requirement

Want to include a particular vegetable in the bulk meal pack box? Here’s the amount needed to fulfill the vegetable requirement for seven days.

  • Avocado - 1.7 lbs
  • Bell peppers, mixed whole - 1.5 lbs
  • Broccoli - 1.5 lbs
  • Butternut squash - 2 lbs
  • Carrots, whole - 1.5 lbs
  • Cauliflower - medium head
  • Celery - 1.25 lbs or small bunch
  • Potatoes - 1.75 lbs
  • Salad Mix - 1.25 lbs
  • Sweet Potatoes - 2.25 lbs
  • Yellow squash, fresh - 1.25 lbs
  • Zucchini, fresh - 1.25 lbs

Vegetable Requirement

Want to include a particular vegetable in the bulk meal pack box? Here’s the amount needed to fulfill the vegetable requirement for seven days.

  • Avocado - 1.7 lbs
  • Bell peppers, mixed whole - 1.5 lbs
  • Broccoli - 1.5 lbs
  • Butternut squash - 2 lbs
  • Carrots, whole - 1.5 lbs
  • Cauliflower - medium head
  • Celery - 1.25 lbs or small bunch
  • Potatoes - 1.75 lbs
  • Salad Mix - 1.25 lbs
  • Sweet Potatoes - 2.25 lbs
  • Yellow squash, fresh - 1.25 lbs
  • Zucchini, fresh - 1.25 lbs

Holiday Packs

At the holiday season when schools begin their winter break season, it’s important to remember that many children and families still need food during those times. Take advantage of the waivers that are available now and provide meals during holidays and breaks. It will help participation in your program, bring in much needed reimbursement, and most importantly will take care of food access for your students.

Discover More

Recipes and menus are the heart of school food change. Our recipes have been developed by school food professionals, kid-tested, and perfected in school kitchens. Visit our recommended scratch cooking to go recipes.

Discover More

Recipes and menus are the heart of school food change. Our recipes have been developed by school food professionals, kid-tested, and perfected in school kitchens. Visit our recommended scratch cooking to go recipes.

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