Federal government mandates that every incoming refugee family receives ONE ethnically-appropriate meal upon their arrival to USA and some fresh food to tide them over until they are able to get their feet on the ground. While this is supposed to be done by the resettlement agencies, we have found that this service is at times overlooked, leaving families without food for days to weeks and no idea where to get it, compounding an already difficult period of transition. (SIGN UP SHEET IS AT BOTTOM OF PAGE)


Meal prep

The recommended meal is simple: Rotisserie chicken*, rice, vegetables, pita bread, fruit juice. 

Meal can be fresh. Store-bought. Precooked. From frozen. Doesn't matter. 

*If cooking for Muslim family, please buy halal chicken (Muslim version of kosher). Not sure if the family is halal? Give us a shout. There are several locations throughout Phoenix Valley that sell already cooked halal (Muslim version of Kosher) rotisserie chicken. This East Valley location is great:

Baiz Fresh Foods
1858 W Baseline Rd
Mesa, AZ 85202


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