Food for refugee families- Gathering Humanity
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!
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