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The Office of Community-Based Learning is re-launching the Hot Meal Casserole Program with Our Daily Bread in Baltimore. Our Daily Bread serves a hot meal to more than 700 people every day and have been doing this since June 1, 1981. They use 90 casseroles each day to provide to the broader Baltimore community. Goucher College is partnering with Our Daily Bread to help supply the organization with homemade casseroles that have been donated from our community. 

The Office of Community-Based Learning will pick-up the frozen, homemade casseroles once a month on the last Monday of February, March and April. The recipes will change for each month, and volunteers will have the option to make either a meat casserole, vegetarian casserole, or both. Volunteers will provide their own aluminum baking dish as well as aluminum foil to wrap the casserole when it is fully baked. Once covered, the casseroles should be labeled and put in the freezer. It is important that the casseroles are completely frozen and labeled when they are dropped-off. On the last Monday of the month, the office will collect the casseroles in the Van Meter circle from 8AM - 9AM and then deliver the casseroles to Our Daily Bread.

For alumnae/i:

We would love for Baltimore area alumnae/i to participate! Simply create your casserole and drop it off at the Alumnae/i House during business hours anytime the week prior to pick-up March 26 or April 30.

To highlight the main points:

  • Casseroles will be collected on February 26th, March 26th, and April 30th in the Van Meter circle from 8AM - 9AM. Alumnae/i who would like to participate may also drop off frozen casseroles at the Alumnae/i House anytime during business hours (9a.m. to 5 p.m.) the week prior to pick-up March 26 and/or April 30.
  • The recipes will change every month and will include a meat casserole and vegetarian casserole. Volunteers may pick one or the other or both if desired
  • The recipes for each month can be found on the Office of Community-Based Learning website as well as on the PDF attachment to the monthly email reminder
  • Casseroles must be completely frozen and covered in aluminum foil
  • Disposable aluminum pans should be ½ size pan with dimensions of 2 9/16-inch-deep and 12 x 10 inches
  • Label each casserole with the date it was made and the type of casserole it is
  • To learn more, explore the Hot Meals Program page at Our Daily Bread online → https://www.catholiccharities-md.org/services/our-daily-bread-hot-meal-program/

February 26, 2018 → The meat casserole will be Chili and the vegetarian casserole will be Macaroni and Cheese.

March 26th, 2018 →The meat casserole with be Texas Hash Casserole and the vegetarian casserole will be Sweet Potato and Black Bean Casserole.

April 30, 2018 → The meat casserole will be Chicken and Broccoli and the vegetarian casserole will be Creamy Bean and Potato Casserole with Carrots. Click here for this April's Recipes (PDF)

Making casseroles for Our Daily Bread can be a fun family or group project that can lead to conversations around community work and issues of homelessness and hunger. Thank you so much in advance for your contributions to the Hot Meal Casserole Program with Our Daily Bread!