A RAK Louisville Project
We have an exciting new project that everyone can be involved in. It is called RAK Louisville Food Boxes.
There are many people in our city who are in need of food boxes – especially when they transition from the street to housing. This project is to help them out for a few months by helping them with some food needs. The boxes are distributed through other street outreach groups we work with. They cannot request it directly – just to make sure it is going to the right person.
This is a perfect project for team, a family or a small group.
This is just a guide to give you an idea of what to include. Please feel free to personalize and be creative and change it up if you need to. A card or anything else to personalize would be much appreciated as well.
What is in the Food Box?
Suggested non-perishable food:
- 1 bag of potatoes
- 1 bag of rice
- 1 jar of peanut butter
- 1 jar of jam, jelly or honey
- 1 box of crackers
- Spaghetti sauce
- Package of thin spaghetti
- 2 cans of green beans, peas & corn
- 2 cans of peaches & pineapple
- 4 cans ravioli
- 4 cans of hearty soup
- Packages of ramen noodles
- 2 cans of tuna
- 1 jar of Mayo
- 6 boxes of Mac and Cheese
- Pudding or Jell-O cups
We would appreciate you including a $25 Kroger gift card with the box so we can purchase some fresh items for them when we are ready to deliver the box. Fresh items such as bread, milk, eggs, fruit and frozen meals.
Please comment below or email us at [email protected] Or, you can connect with us on Facebook.
Here is a link to a PDF.
RAK Louisville food box guide
This year, we are doing to issue monthly Epic RAKLouisville challenges to give everyone an opportunity to plan and do something really amazing. Our January challenge is to do something with The Burrito Riders. They ride every other Saturday and really do need our support in providing them Breakfast burritos to pass our to the needy in our city. They can easily pass out up to 300++ breakfast burritos.
Here is a link to their website which has their recipe and details on where they meet. http://burritoriders.org/home/serve/
If you would like to make burritos, please email them or message them on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/BurritoRiders/
We have done it as a family and made one batch of burritos. We have also involved our friends and had a burrito rolling party.
Here are some other pics of groups making the burritos: http://raklouisville.com/?p=177
One of our friends, Ms. Kim had an AWESOME RAKLouisville today!!!!! She made goody bags – with water and goodies and gave it away to TARC drivers. They were all very surprised to receive them – something so unexpected from a stranger. One of the drivers did not believe her, he had never received anything for free before! This is amazing.
We are always so excited to see and hear about RAKs. Here are a few early stories and hoping it will inspire you to do your own RAK.
Lainey took food platters to medical professionals who are working through this week. We thought that was an awesome idea to spread cheer! Great Idea, Lainey.
We say on Twitter that a teachers received school supplies from her Dr.’s office. So, if you know a teacher, RAK them with school supplies.
This has become one of our favorite traditions – handing out goody bags to businesses on Frankfort Ave. and paying a visit to the Firehouse down the road from our school.
Our first stop was the Firehouse which is down the road from Barret Middle School. We took extra special treats for them. Thanks Mr. & Mrs. Deeley for bringing the best for our first responders. I think they really liked us stopping by and talking to them. We had fun too.
We were hoping that they will have a really fun dinner on us!!!
Next, we went ahead to some of the businesses.
All of us made goody bags – they were all different but lots of fun. Some had candy and some had hot chocolate kits and it all was really festive. Anyone receiving it would be very happy!
People were always really happy to see us and it made them happy to receive these bags!
We went on to St. Matthews to a Korean Restaurant – Charim. The owners was ecstatic that we chose to stop by and visit them.
We got clear bags and filled them with individual packages of candy and cookies, we put Christmas labels on them and tied some string or ribbon.
I love the folks over at Great Day Live. They are always so encouraging and they always do a great job of promoting RAK Louisville.
Here is the interview: