Each year, the Meeker Music Department conducts our annual Meal Kit Project. The Meal Kit Project helps local Tacoma families in need over winter break. We create meal kits that contain the ingredients for a holiday meal and additional items to help families over winter break. Last year, we created 266 meal kits for local families. This year, things are going to be different, but we are still partnering with the Peace Community Center to make the project happen. Of course, COVID will alter this process, however we wanted to let you know how it will work.
We are looking for donations for entire meal kits. You can also pledge to donate individual items, but we are hoping to have as many complete meal kits as possible. The list of required items is shorter than normal and is limited to the items that families need the most. Feel free to include any the optional items from meal kits in the past if you are able.
We will not be collecting any items at Meeker. As you gather items, they will need to be dropped off at the Peace Community Center on Thursday, Dec. 17th between 3:00-4:30 PM. The Peace Community Center handles all deliveries to families after that and this year, our role is going to be more in terms of getting the word out about the project. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept monetary donations. We know this is not the most convenient, but we are confident we will still be able to help families. Please email Chloé Eklof as soon as possible if you are able to pledge a meal kit to donate on Dec. 17th.
Thank you for you generosity to our fellow Wolverine community!
List of Items Included in the Meal Kits
- 1 large ham
- 1 box of instant mashed potatoes
- 2 boxes of macaroni and cheese
- 2 boxes of Stove Top stuffing
- 3 packs of brown gravy mix (just add water)
- 1 box of granola bars
- 1 can of cranberry sauce
- 1 gingerbread house kit
- 1 bottle of dish-washing soap (at least 20 oz)
- 1 bottle of body wash
- 1 bottle of shampoo
- 1 red tub (18 gallon Sterilite red tub)
- 1 pack of applesauce cups
- 1 pack of canned pineapple
- 1 pack of brown sugar
- 1 box of graham crackers
- 1 pack of marshmallows
- 1 can or pack of hot cocoa
- 1 pack of cookies (avoid nuts for allergy purposes)
- 1 pack of candy canes
- 6 toothbrushes
- 2 packs of toothpaste
- 1 roll of paper towels
- 4 pack of toilet paper