Spoonful of Hope Meal Program

Dear Friends of RMHC Greater Delaware,

We’re thrilled to share some exciting news about our meal program. As you know, providing delicious and healthy meals is a vital part of our mission, and we’re always looking for ways to improve.

We want to inform you that this is a change we’ve been working on for a while, and we’re excited to introduce the new Chef Program, starting April 1, 2024! This program, called Spoonful of Hope, aims to significantly enhance the quality and variety of meals for our families while still engaging the community through volunteer participation.

How will it work?

  • A professional chef will lead the program, handling meal planning, ingredient ordering, prep work, and training volunteers.
  • Volunteer groups will still be a vital part of the kitchen! Instead of planning and shopping, volunteers will simply follow the chef’s plan and enjoy cooking together – a fun and rewarding experience.
  • To cover food costs and chef services, we’ll ask participating groups for a suggested donation of $300 per meal service.

Why are we making this change?

We believe this program will bring numerous benefits:

  • Better Quality Food: A professional chef means consistently delicious and nutritious meals for our families.
  • More Variety: Our chef will bring creativity and diverse culinary options to the table.
  • Food Safety: Improved food handling practices ensure the health and well-being of everyone enjoying our meals.
  • Reduced Food Waste: Precise planning and ordering by the chef will minimize excess food.
  • Allergen Awareness: Professional expertise guarantees meals are prepared with careful attention to allergies and dietary restrictions.
  • Kitchen Maintenance: Our new chef will bring experience with kitchen upkeep, ensuring a clean and efficient space for everyone.
  • RMHC Alignment: This program aligns with trends at similar RMHC chapters, ensuring we’re offering the best possible experience for families.
  • Adapting to Change: Since the pandemic, we’ve seen a decrease in volunteer meal group participation. This chef-led program provides a reliable and sustainable solution for serving healthy meals.

What’s next?

We’ll be sharing more details about the program in the coming weeks, including how to sign up to cook a meal for Spoonful of Hope.

We truly appreciate your dedication to RMHC Greater Delaware, and we believe this new program will allow us to serve our families even better. Thank you for being a part of the RMHCGDE family!

With warm regards,