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Meal Information for Volunteers

At LPCS, we try to encourage a healthy variety of food for our Guests. To help us make this possible, please note the meals that have been cooked in the past few days. Below, you can find some suggestions for meals to help us vary the dinners each night. Thank you for your support!


Sunday, November 23rd: 

  • Dinner: Pot roast, potatoes, carrots, celery, cookies

Monday, November 24rth:

  • Dinner: Meat loaf, mashed potatoes, fruit salad, spinach balls, steamed broccoli, pumpkin pie and ice cream

Tuesday, Novemebr 25th:

  • Dinner: Spinach with Italian dressing, pasta with tomato sauce and chicken, apple pie

Wednesday, November 26th: 

  • Dinner: Sloppy Joes, carrots with broccoli, brownies and ice cream

Thursady, November 27th:

  • Breakfast: Quiche, egg casserole, turkey sausage, bagels, grapes, pumpkin bread, doughnuts, juice
  • Dinner: Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, corn, green beans, cranberries, rolls, apple pie, pumpkin pie

Friday, November 28th: 

  • Dinner: Chicken and steak fajitas, spanish rice, ceasar salad

Saturday, November 29th: 

  • Dinner: Mac and cheese, greens, baked BBQ chicken, yams, pecan cobbler

Sunday, November 30th:

  • Breakfast: Eggs with cheese, toast

Monday, December 1st:

  • Dinner: BBQ chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, salad, rolls, brownies, apple pie

Tuesday, December 2nd:

  • Dinner: Baked potatoe bar, salad

Thursday, December 4th:

  • Dinner: Chicken with mushroom gravy, spinach, lasagna, green beans, rolls, salad, cookies

Saturday, December 6th: 

  • Hot Lunch: Chicken quesadillas, black beans, pineapple, salsa, tomato salad
  • Dinner: Chilli, squash, cole slaw

Sunday, December 7th:

  • Dinner: Meditterranean chicken, grilled veggies, cucumber salad, hummus and pita, cookies

Monday, December 8th:

  • Dinner: Baked Chicken, asparagus, mashed potatoes, spinach balls, vegetable soup, bundt cake with ice cream

Wednesday, December 10th:

  • Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, bacon, cranberry pancakes, oatmeal, squash and mushroom hashbrowns
  • Dinner: Chicken alfredo, mixed veggies, garlic bread, brownies w/ ice cream

Thursday, December 11th:

  • Dinner: Beef enchiladas, spanish rice, black beans, chips and salsa, spinach salad, homemade christmas cookies

Friday, December 12th:

  • Dinner: Chili, cornbread, salad

Saturday, December 13th:

  • Lunch: Beef hot dogs, cole slaw, pasta salad, ice cream
  • Dinner: Chili w/beef, corn muffins, salad, cookies

Sunday, December 14th: 

  • Dinner: Chicken stir fry, spring rolls, salad w/thai peanut dressing, cookies

Monday, December 15th:

  • Dinner: Toquitos, rice, salsa, cheese, sour cream, cord, salad, juice, bownies, cookies

Current Allergies and Food Restrictions:


As always, please try to keep healthy options in mind when planning a meal for the Guests. Thanks!

Meal Ideas and some recipes:

Looking for some Sack Lunch ideas/tips?
  • Sandwiches:
    • Make a wrap instead of a sandwich - same concept, new presentation!
    • Try a variation on Peanut Butter & Jelly (ex. Peanut Butter & Banana, Peanut Butter & Honey, Peanut Butter, Jelly, & Apple, Almond Butter & Jelly, Peanut Butter and Strawberries etc.)
    • Egg, Tuna, or Chicken Salad - You can put lettuce between the bread and the salad to keep the bread from getting soggy.
  • Snacks:
    • Ants on a Log (Celery w/Peanut Butter & Raisins) or change it up with Almond Butter and/or Craisins
    • Carrots and Hummus
    • Pretzels (or Pretzel Chips!)
    • Cheese & Crackers
    • Hard-Boiled Eggs
    • Mixed Nuts & Dried Fruits
    • Granola Bars
    • Yogurt
  • Ways to expand Sack Lunches for a group activity:
    • Decorate the bags
    • Write notes such as "Have a Great Day!"
    • Bake some desserts, such as homemade chocolate chip cookies
    • Write all the contents of the bag on the outside