My husband Matt is an Executive Chef on the strip and I own an event staffing company. We are both in the hospitality industry, an industry that has taken a devastating hit in Las Vegas.
Our first quarantine project as a family was cleaning out our pantry. We were able to make our first 24 meals with what we had cleaned out. These 24 meals went out in one day and the response was powerful. The families that received these meals wanted to help other families the same way and asked to donate to this cause.
It was at this moment we knew we could do so much more to help uplift people in our community. That we can ALL do so much more.
We had our son write inspirational messages on every to-go box lid. We wanted this to be a teachable moment for our children.
This family project quickly evolved as we began to receive food donations from all over the valley, some specialty and some food in bad shape needing a professional Chef to bring it back to life.
Once back to work we decided to keep this mission alive by getting the community involved and other local Las Vegas Chefs!
We wanted to make this fun and get the word out. More than ever we needed to come together and take care of each other.
The Chefs Challenge is to make 24Meals of their choice utilizing all of their ingredients from a “mystery box” of donated items that is delivered to them. Chefs are asked to write an inspirational/motivational message on the lid of every meal.
Chefs are then asked to nominate another Chef to participate and post their final dishes to social media. Each Chef is asked to gift at least one ingredient to the next Chefs mystery box.
Our mission continues to grow as we add more Las Vegas Chefs. You can make someone's day better with a home-cooked meal and a positive message. Together we can spread the love with some much-needed kindness and something we can ALL agree on… Good Food!
One of our fabulous partners, Wilder Gourmet, offers a vast selection of high-quality proteins and global specialty foods.
Visit them today at http://www.wildergourmet.com Use code 24MEALS10 at check out for 10% off all of your food purchases!
Thank you so much for taking the time to give back to our community and uplift our families in need.
To keep our mission alive we rely on donations.
For food donations, you can email us for a drop off location or arrange a time for pick-up. We will take anything and it will be used! Katinka@24Meals.org
We are currently accepting monetary donations. Please include #24Meals in the description using Venmo. We also accept Paypal. 100% of monetary donations will go right back into providing meals. @team24meals