Meals Program

One of the easiest ways to support our youth is to provide a meal for one of our weekly groups. Because our groups meet in the evening, they often overlap with typical dinner hours. Side by Side's Meals Program is a way to ensure youth will have access to a healthy meal when they come to Side by Side. Sharing a meal also offers youth the opportunity to socialize over a meal, which can build community and a sense of belonging. Extra food is packaged up and sent home with youth who need it. Community donated meals show Side by Side youth that there are people in the community who love, value, and support them.

If you’re into cooking, or want a simple way to donate, consider providing a meal for one of our groups. It involves bringing food for 20 youth and dropping it off at the youth center between between 5:00 - 6:00 on a designated evening.

You can bring a meal one time, or contribute a meal to one group on a monthly basis.

To sign up, visit our SignUp Genius Page. If you would like to bring a meal on a repeating basis, or if you have any questions, contact Jess Cook, Youth Programs Director, for more information. 

Thank you to the community partners who currently donate on a recurring basis through our Meals Program: