Offer meals in a bag

chili
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We went to our on-campus food bank and noticed they had lots of certain items like corn and beans. We decided to put together a bag with everything you need to make a recipe using the items they have excessive amounts of. We add the spices and other higher-priced items, so the person can make a good, tasty meal.

For example, we do a chili that uses the canned beans and corn, but we give a small baggie of the spice blend and add tomato and other ingredients. The person can just take the bag and be able to prepare something delicious.

Lisa Eberhart
Director of Nutrition and Wellness
NC State University
Raleigh, NC
 
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