Food for refugee families- Gathering Humanity

Grocery/Meals for Incoming Refugee Families

Refugee families may not receive food assistance for the initial two-three weeks after their arrival in the USA.  Would you like to provide groceries for a newly arriving refugee family?

GROCERIES: A grocery list is below that you can download and print.  Please make sure it matches the ethnicity of the family you sign up for.  The groceries are very basic items that can be found at your local grocery store. Occasionally incoming refugees may require Halal meat, don't let this scare you as it can be purchased at Safeway in the meat and freezer section. 

Prepared Cooked Meal: There is a Federal mandate that a prepared meal, ready to be re-heated and available the day the family arrives. This, like the groceries would normally come out of their small 1 x stipend. GH is looking for volunteers willing to provide the families with that meal.  We ask that you precook a simple dinner of roasted chicken and cooked rice in a disposable tin pan, along with vegetables, juice, and a gallon of drinking water.  (Rotisserie chicken from the grocery store is great too!) On the day of setup, the meal will be left in the apartment's refrigerator for a very weary refugee family to enjoy and sincerely appreciate!

After you sign up, you will be contacted by the set-up coordinator to give you drop off instructions (usually to her home or the warehouse). There may also be an option to deliver the food to the apartment if you'd like to see the GH team in action and/or help get the apartment ready for the family. (Families will not be there) If you do not hear from a setup coordinator within 24 hours of the setup, please call/text Sarah (480)703-3222 or Christina (480)543-9850. 

We appreciate your flexibility and understanding, your generosity is greatly appreciated!

NEW OPTION!!  YOU CAN NOW ORDER & PAY FOR GROCERIES ONLINE THROUGH GROCERY PICK UP (WALMART, SAFEWAY, FRY'S)!  OUR SET-UP COORDINATOR WILL PICK UP THE GROCERIES ON HER WAY TO THE APARTMENT!  IF INTERESTED, PUT GROCERY PICK UP IN YOUR COMMENTS AND WE'LL CONTACT YOU WITH THE CLOSEST STORE OF YOUR CHOICE!

Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Location Time (MDT) Available Slot
08/20/2019 (Tue.) Mesa/Gilbert/Queen Creek or Phoenix Drop off  5:00pm - 9:00pm  

Prepared Meal for Congolese family of 2

Drop off at warehouse or QC. (Chicken/Rice/Veggies/Water)

 
5:00pm - 9:00pm  

Prepared meal for Congolese family of 9

Rotisserie chicken, rice, veggies, juice, water

 
5:00pm - 9:00pm  

Prepared Halal meal for Afghan family of 4

Halal meat, cooked rice, veggies, juice, water

 
5:00pm - 9:00pm  

Prepared Meal for Burmese Family of 6

rotisserie Chicken, cooked vegetables, cooked rice, juice, water

 
08/21/2019 (Wed.) Order Online Walmart Pick up- We will pick it up!  8:00am - 8:00am  

2 weeks groceries for Afghan family of 4

Use Iraqi Halal list above

 
Order Online Walmart Pick up. We will pick it up!  8:00am - 8:00am  

2 weeks groceries for Congolese family of 9

Use Congolese list above

 
8:00am - 8:00am  

2 weeks groceries for Congolese family of 2

Use Congolese list above

 
Kathleen Rappleye
Let me know which Walmart.
8:00am - 8:00am  

2 weeks of Groceries for Burmese Family of 6

Use Burma list above

 
Mesa/Gilbert/Queen Creek or Phoenix Drop off  5:00pm - 9:00pm  

Prepared meal for Afghan family of 8

Halal meat, veggies, rice, juice, water

 
5:00pm - 9:00pm  

Prepared Meal for Burmese Family of 3

Rotisserie Chicken, veggies, rice, juice, water

 
08/22/2019 (Thu.) Order Online Walmart Pick up. We will pick it up!  8:00am - 8:00am  

2 weeks groceries for Afghan family of 8

Use Halal Iraqi list above

 
8:00am - 8:00am  

2 weeks groceries for Burmese family of 3

Use Halal Malysia/Burmese list above

 
08/26/2019 (Mon.) Drop off in Mesa, QC, or Phoenix  5:00pm - 9:00pm  

Prepared meal for Congolese family of 6

Rotisserie chicken, cooked veggies & rice, juice & water

 
08/27/2019 (Tue.) Order online at Walmart Pick up and We will pick it up!  8:00am - 8:00am  

2 week groceries for Congolese family of 6

Use Congolese list above

 
Irma Bybee
Advise which Walmart
09/04/2019 (Wed.) Mesa/Gilbert/Queen Creek or Phoenix Drop off  5:00pm - 9:00pm  

Prepared meal for Afghan family of 5

HALAL meat OR lentils, veggies, rice, juice, water

 
09/05/2019 (Thu.) Order online Walmart Pick up. We will pick it up!  8:00am - 8:00am  

2 weeks groceries for Afghan family of 5

Use Iraqi HALAL list above

 
Greg & Lisa Lake
Let me know which walmart to order from


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