Meez Meals and Common Threads have initiated a year-long partnership to provide an affordable way for families in Chicago communities to cook healthy meals at home through their new initiative, Meals For Good.
Meals For Good will make a favorite recipe from a different top Chicago chef available to its clients each month. The initiative launches with a recipe from chef and Common Threads co-founder, Art Smith.
Meez Meals—founded in Chicago in 2010—delivers recipes and ready-to-cook ingredients to its clients’ doors. The organization’s mission is to make home-cooking accessible for all individuals by making the preparation of healthy, home-cooked meals more affordable and time-efficient.
The meals offered average US$8 to US$12.50 per serving and accommodate food allergies and vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free diets. All meals prepared by Meez Meals are vegetarian, because the organization believes that “eating meatless meals a few days a week is good for your health, and for the planet.”
For ten years, Common Threads has been working with underserved communities in Chicago through curriculum-based programs that teach children how to cook wholesome, nutritious meals. The organization aims tohelp reduce childhood obesity in the United States and to catalyze better health in their clients by helping them to establish a personal connection with their food.
Common Threads offers a variety of in-school and after-school programs in elementary schools that are available to students and families throughout the year. Each Meals for Good recipe purchased through Meez Meals will help support Common Threads’ after-school programs.
“Meez Meals and Common Threads share an appreciation for the importance of healthy eating through delicious home cooking,” said Chef Smith in the Examiner. “Good food has the power to bring people together around the table. Partnering with Meez Meals on this special program advances the Common Threads cause, but also reaffirms my goal of inspiring and equipping home cooks throughout the community.”