We can make this happen!
That's exactly what one mom asked me for. She laughed because she thought of it as a joke - something that would never happen. I didn't laugh.
Why not? I thought. Why can't we give our member families some relief at home? Why can't we improve nutrition for our member families instead of putting them in a situation where they have to eat fast food? WHAT A GREAT IDEA!
Do you like the idea? Let's make it happen!!
I have teamed up with Executive Chef Brian Coffman. Brian runs the culinary program for the Damascus High School. Kids at the school are learning to create healthy meals made fresh from grocery store ingredients. This guy used to cook for The Cheesecake Factory and Not Your Average Joes!
Two birds with one stone, we thought! Kids want to learn how to cook. They're developing skills in the kitchen. Our club is developing kids through youth sports. What if we combined our superpowers and made it easier for soccer parents to feed their families during the week AND raised nutrition levels flight levels above fast food?!
Cost would be a factor. We put on our thinking caps and designed 5 entrées that would be cost-effective, yet nutritious to make.
Then we need some sides: 3 starch sides, Brian said, and 3 veggie sides... We could sell these meals for maybe $12 per entrée and $3.50 per side. A meal for two - fully cooked, packaged, and ready to warm up and eat would cost under $10 per person! For fresh meals!
+ Optional Ceasar Salad
The financial system would need to be built. We would need photos, a menu, a commercial kitchen, plenty of developing cooks, and a master chef to oversee the operation.
We just need volunteers to help get those meals from the kitchen and into the hands of families willing to eat them.
Two big questions:
If the answer to these two questions is yes, then we have ourselves a new way to serve club member families. We get to take some of the burdens of cooking off our family's hands and get some healthy meals into our players on practice evenings and game days.
Cooking and eating healthy meals can be as simple now as popping a fresh meal into the oven or microwave, heating it up, and eating.
We are so close, but we need help from you to get across the finish line. We need volunteers willing to transport food from the High School in coolers to fields or parking lots for pickup by families who paid for them.
Or we need each family who participates to be able to pick up these prepared meals at the High School during the week on a schedule that Chef Coffman works out.
Will you help us make an Executive Chef a reality for Damascus Soccer Club families?
If so, click the link below and register to be a volunteer to help with the last mile.
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