Please note that we will try our best to accommodate any special dietary needs. Please find a list of common menu items served below so that you may make plans accordingly followed by ways we handle specific special dietary needs. Below are some common items served with Outreach360:

Breakfast:

  • Oatmeal (with milk and white sugar)
  • Hot cornmeal cereal (with milk and white sugar)
  • French toast (with wheat bread, eggs and milk)
  • Cereal (primarily cornflakes and we may have other kinds that come down through volunteer donations)
  • Milk
  • Pancakes (with flour, eggs and milk)
  • Scrambled eggs (with milk)
  • Scrambled eggs (with milk, tomatoes, onions and peppers)
  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Toast (often the wheat bread we buy does not have an ingredient list – may contain eggs and milk)
  • Bread (often the wheat bread we buy does not have an ingredient list – may contain eggs and milk)
  • Hatuey Crackers (made with wheat flour but no milk or eggs)
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • Coffee
  • Fruit
  • Juice Mix (Iced Tea, Lemonade, Tang or Kool-Aid Fruit Punch (contains red dye)

Lunch:

  • Rice
  • Stewed Beans
  • Green pigeon peas
  • Rice with beans, green pigeon peas
  • Chicken
  • Beef
  • Tuna
  • Fried eggplant (with wheat flour, eggs and milk)
  • Fried yucca (with wheat flour, eggs and milk)
  • Cornmeal fritters (with cornmeal, eggs and milk)
  • Oatmeal fritters (with eggs and milk)
  • Fried green banana
  • Fried green plantain
  • Fried sweet plantain
  • Cut up fresh vegetables
  • Boiled vegetables
  • Bread (often the wheat bread we buy does not have an ingredient list – may contain eggs and milk)
  • Hatuey Crackers (made with wheat flour but no milk or eggs)
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • Juice Mix (Tang & Koolaid Fruit Punch (contains red dye)

Dinner:

  • Mashed potatoes (with margarine and milk – however, we would be happy to prepare you a plain portion – speak with your Outreach360 Team Leader at the beginning of the week)
  • Pork chops
  • Ham
  • Tuna
  • Spaghetti, macaroni
  • Tuna pasta salad (with mayonnaise – milk/eggs – however, we would be happy to prepare you a plain portion)
  • Vegetable pasta salad (with mayonnaise – milk/eggs – however, we would be happy to prepare you a plain portion)
  • Tortillas (with wheat flour and may contain milk and eggs)
  • Chicken
  • Stewed cabbage
  • Black beans
  • Baked macaroni and cheese
  • Stewed spaghetti with vegetables (may contain dairy)
  • Rice with vegetables
  • Fried green plantains
  • Chicken stew
  • Vegetable stew
  • Cheese
  • Fruit
  • Corn
  • Stewed vegetables
  • Bread (often the wheat bread we buy does not have an ingredient list – may contain eggs and milk)
  • Hatuey Crackers (made with wheat flour but no milk or eggs)
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • Juice Mix (Tang & Koolaid Fruit Punch (contains red dye)

Peanut/Nut Allergy:

We do not use any nuts or peanut oil in our prepared dishes however, peanut butter is available at every meal and volunteers often bring down peanuts/nuts as a personal snack. Snacks containing peanuts are available for sale in our Volunteer Snack Store. Should you have a severe allergy and are concerned about peanut residue on our plates/cups/silverware feel free to bring down your own set that you may hand wash in our sink.

Lactose Intolerant/No dairy:

You may bring your own soy or rice milk. You may label this and store it in our fridge. We suggest you bring some instant dairy free cereals since a lot of our breakfast foods contain dairy. We can have hot water made available for you. – Coordinate on-site upon arrival with your Outreach360 Team Leader. We can save a lunch portion with rice for you on nights that there will be dairy in the main supper dish (baked macaroni and cheese etc.). – Coordinate on-site upon arrival with your Outreach360 Team Leader. We can prepare a mashed potato portion for you without dairy. – Coordinate on-site upon arrival with your Outreach360 Team Leader. We can prepare tuna pasta salad or vegetable pasta salad for you without mayonnaise. – Coordinate on-site upon arrival with your Outreach360 Team Leader.

Wheat/Gluten allergy:

We suggest you bring your own instant wheat/gluten free cereals – we can have hot water made available for you. – Coordinate on-site upon arrival with your Outreach360 Team Leader.

There is a natural baked bread/cracked made only with yucca, called cassava. We can have this made available for you as a bread alternative. – Coordinate on-site upon arrival with your Outreach360 Team Leader.

We can save a lunch portion with rice for you on nights that there will be wheat in the main supper dish (baked macaroni and cheese etc.). – Coordinate on-site upon arrival with your Outreach360 Team Leader.

Hypoglycemia:

We serve three meals a day and crackers are provided through the day/night. We recommend you bring some suitable snacks to have throughout the day.

Egg Allergy:

Since many of our foods may contain eggs, it is important to bring supplementary food such as instant breakfast cereal. We can have hot water made available for you.

We can save a lunch portion with rice for you on nights that there will be eggs in the main supper dish (spaghetti, macaroni, pasta salad). – Coordinate on-site upon arrival with your Outreach360 Team Leader.

There is a natural baked bread/cracked made only with yucca, called cassava. We can have this made available to you as a bread alternative. – Coordinate on-site upon arrival with your Outreach360 Team Leader.

Vegan Diets:

Vegans will find options in our meal buffets since we serve fruits and vegetables daily as well as a lot of rice and beans.  Since many of our foods may contain eggs or dairy, it is important to bring supplementary food with you such as instant breakfast cereal and snacks.  You may also want to bring some protein alternatives.  We can have soy milk and hot water made available for you.

We can make rice and beans available to you at meals that don’t have sufficient vegan options.  Coordinate on-site upon arrival with your Outreach360 Team Leader.

There is a natural baked bread/cracked made only with yucca, called cassava. We can have this made available to you as a bread alternative.  Coordinate on-site upon arrival with your Outreach360 Team Leader.