Our Food

Good Food

Every Meal is committed to providing food that is nutritious, delicious, and relevant in a way that retains the dignity of our children and families.


Our staff works to ensure all of our bag types meet current nutrition standards for children and youth as outlined by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs. >> Learn more about our Nutrition Guidelines


We taste test the food we buy for our food bags. Taste also includes sight and smell. For each item we provide, we make sure it looks, smells, and tastes delicious.


What good is dried rice if you don’t have access to a kitchen to cook it? Mac and cheese if you’re an immigrant and have never seen it before? Pork and beans if your religion forbids eating pork? We offer five food bag options with a variety of menus designed to be relevant for the different children and families we serve.

Tailored Food Bags

Families may choose from five food bag options tailored to various cultural dietary preferences or situational needs. We provide 20 different menus so children can have a variety in what they eat from week to week.

Blue Bag

East African dietary preferences

Green Bag

Tailored to offer the widest variety of food items

Orange Bag

Latino dietary preferences

Purple Bag

Southeast Asian dietary preferences

Yellow Bag

Ready-to-eat items that require little or no preparation


To ensure the food we provide is good, we purchase almost all of our food in bulk from reputable food banks, wholesalers, and manufacturers. We invest time and resources to source food from the best vendors we can find throughout the country.