Spread The Meals Campaign
Join us for our Spread The Meals Campaign! During this campaign, our goal is to feed as many in-need individuals and families as possible across the USA. Volunteering can be a rewarding & fun project for individuals, families & groups looking for a way to become involved with Spread The Cheer USA.
This will be on ongoing campaign! We encourage you to sign up any time of the year and go make a difference in your local area. We will be holding group campaigns quarterly but there is no timeline when it comes to helping others! Grab your family or some friends, sign up here to volunteer and tag us in your videos and photos using #spreathemeals and #spreadthecheerusa.
Volunteers may purchase suggested items from our shopping list, pack the meals and deliver the meals to local homeless in your area. We ask that you make a minimum of 15 packed meals but whatever amount of packed meals is appropriate for you.
Here is the shopping list! We suggest reaching out to your local stores/restaurants to see if they'd be willing to donate any of these items before purchasing them.
A STANDARD PACKED MEAL INCLUDES:
A water bottle
Fruit or vegetable
A sweet item
A salty item
Napkin & disposable utensil, when necessary
Motivational/ Encouraging note
FRESH FRUIT, VEGGIES or SANDWICHES SHOULD BE PREPEARED AND PACKED THE SAME DAY OF DELIVERY. These items are an ideal addition, but they spoil quickly.
MEAL SHOPPING LIST
(Purchasing or getting donations of these items from a discount club like Sams' or Costco is most cost effective)
Sliced lunch meat & cheese
Packets of mustard, ketchup and mayonnaise
OPTIONAL ITEMS (AT LEAST 2 SUGGESTED)
Fruit and grain bars
BONUS! Write a motivational note to include in each packed meal.