‚ÄčLocal food for local hunger.

Production Reports


Manchester production reports



NOVEMBER 2016:


We have had 11 production runs in November which total 4,800 individual meals, making our current production totaling 9,380!
Here are the 11 production runs and their ingredients:

  • Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese - 114 packages / 5 servings/package - 570 meals -  Butternut Squash,Elbow Macaroni, onions, Blk Pepper, Cajun Sauce, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Chicken Broth, Milk, Parmesan Cheese, Mozzarla Cheese, Pepper Jack Cheese, Cream Cheese, Roux, LOVE.
  • Fall Med. Pasta Casserole - 83 Packages / 5 servings/package - 415 meals - Butternut Squash, Onion, Red Pepper, Olive Oil, Garlic, Veggie Broth, Diced Tomatoes, Mint, Blk Pepper, Oregano, Blk Olives, Peas, Feta Cheese, Penne, LOVE.
  • Harvest Baked Beans - 84 packages / 5 servings/package - 420 meals - Navy Beans, olive oil, Butternut Squash, Onions, Red Pepper, Bacon, Paprika, Blk Pepper, Garlic, Basil, Oregano, curry, cayenne, mango lime juice, water, brown sugar, Roux, Molasses,LOVE.
  • Banana Mango Lime Smoothies - 45 packages / 5 servings/package - 225 servings - Mango Lime Juice, Limes, Yogurt, Bananas, LOVE.
  • Stuffed Peppers - 34 packages / 5 servings/package - 170 meals - Green Peppers, Brown Rice, Onions, Diced Tomatoes, Oregano, Basil, Garlic, Blk Pepper, Thyme, LOVE.
  • Carrot Puree - 58 packages - 5 servings/package - 290 meals - Carrots, Whole Cranberries, Cinnamon, Dill, Orange Juice, Lime Juice, Chicken Broth, Yogurt, LOVE.
  • Curry Refried Beans - 102 packages - 5 servings/package - 510 meals - Smoked Bacon, Butternut Squash, Onions, Green Peppers, Basil, Oregano, Cumin, Chili Powder, Blk Pepper, Paprika, Curry, Lime, Chicken Broth, LOVE.
  • Warm Your Soul Casserole - 117 packages - 5 servings/package - 585 meals - Olive Oil, Onions, Carrots, Turnips, Butternut Squash, Red Potatoes, Blk Pepper, Basil, Cilantro, Oregano, Garlic, Red Pepper, Veggie Broth, cayenne, Crushed Red Pepper, LOVE.
  • Banana Pineapple Smoothies - 84 packages - 5 servings/package - 420 servings - Bananas, Pineapple, Yogurt, Mango Juice, LOVE.
  • Catfish Chowder - 120 packages - 5 servings/package - 600 meals - Catfish, Celery, Onions, Basil, Oregano, Potatoes, Dill, Thyme, Chicken Broth, Milk, Cornstarch, LOVE.
  • Stir Fry Soup - 119 packages - 5 servings/packages - 595 meals - Sesame Oil, Broccoli, Carrots, Onions, Red & Green Peppers, Lime Juice, Chicken & Veggie Broth, Garlic, Soy Sauce, Ginger, Tofu, LOVE.


OCTOBER 2016:


These meals bring our current production totals since June 2, 2016 to 6,310 individual servings of food .

  • Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese - (114 packages) - Butternut Squash, Elbow Pasta, Onions, Blk Pepper, Cajun Spice, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Chicken Broth, Milk, Parmesan Cheese, Mozzarella Cheese, Pepper Jack Cheese, Cream Cheese, Roux, LOVE.
  • Fall Mediterranean Pasta Casserole - ( 83 packages) - Butternut Squash, Onion, Red Pepper, Olive Oil, Garlic, Veg Broth, Tomatoes, Mint, Blk Pepper, Oregano, Blk Olives, Peas, Feta Cheese Penne Pasta, LOVE.
  • Banana Mango Lime Smoothies - (45 packages) - Mango Lime Juice, Fresh Lime, Plain Yogurt, Bananas, LOVE.
  • Harvest Baked Beans - (84 packages) - Butternut Squash, Navy Beans, Olive Oil, Onions, Red Pepper, Bacon, Paprika, Blk Pepper, Garlic, Basil, Oregano, Curry, Cayenne, Brn Sugar, Roux, Molasses. LOVE.
  • Cream of Turkey and Mushroom Soup- ( 11 packages ) - Turkey, Veg Stock, Mushrooms, Cream, Thyme, Salt & Pepper, LOVE.
  • Butternut Squash Soup - ( 9 packages) - Butternut Squash, Veg Stock, Cream, Thyme, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Cayenne, Salt & Pepper, LOVE.

This is our fourth production report and our year to date totals are 4,580 individual servings since we began our partnership with SVHC in early June.
The Kitchen Cupboard has started a new procedure this week which we will study and determine if it merits implementing to all user distribution locations. They will hand out recipe cards of the exact recipe of each Grateful Hearts meal provided to recipients in an effort to enable our recipients to prepare these delicious meals on their own. This strategy fits perfectly with our mission to not only provide meals, but also to educate recipients on the valuable health benefits of consuming a healthier diet, which will ultimately improve their overall health and reduce medical costs.

  • Cream of Curry Ginger Carrot Chowder - (66 packages)  330 ind/ servings - Onions, Carrots, Garlic, Shallots, Curry, Dill, Ginger, Chicken Broth, Brown Sugar, Milk, Corn Starch, Diced Potatoes, LOVE.
  •  Blueberry Maple Smoothies - (58 packages) 290 ind servings - Blueberries, Maple Greek Yogurt, Apple Cider, LOVE.
  • Fall French Onion Soup - (77 packages) 385 ind servings - Red Onions, Spanish Onions, Olive Oil, Navy Beans, Carrots, Apple Cider, Beef Broth, Chicken Broth, Garlic, Black Pepper, Diced Potatoes, LOVE.
  • Potato Broccoli Chowder - (116 packages) 580 servings - Diced Potatoes, Broccoli Florets, Diced Onion, Minced fresh garlic, Minced fresh shallots, basil, oregano, thyme, Blk pepper, Chicken Broth, Milk, Roux, LOVE.
  • Butternut Squash Chili - (78 packages) 390 servings - Diced Butternut Squash, Diced Potatoes, Diced Onion, Diced Red Pepper, Corn, Chicken Broth, Pinto Beans, Cumin, Chili Powder, Garlic, Cayenne, Blk Pepper, Basil, Oregano, Cilantro, LOVE.



September 2016:


This is our third production report that has been received, packaged, and distributed from Laura and her amazing team at SVHC. The happy totals are as follows:

  • Broccoli Radish Cheddar Chowder - ( 80 Packages )

            Potatoes, Radishes, Carrots, Broccoli, Olive Oil, Garlic, Black Pepper, Cilantro, Thyme, Basil,                               Cheddar Cheese, Bacon, Milk, Chicken Broth, Cornstarch, LOVE.

  •  BBQ Hearty Beans - ( 56 Packages )

            Pinto Beans, Carrots, Onions, Red Peppers, Potatoes, Ms Dash, BBQ Sauce, Tomatoes,

            Garlic, Olive Oil, LOVE.

  • Blueberry Bread - ( 23 Loaves )

           Blueberries, Water, Flour, Sugar, Eggs, Olive Oil, Orange Juice, Cinnamon, Vanilla, LOVE.


August 2016:


All meals were completely frozen and distributed to the Kitchen Cupboard on 8/12.

  • Spicy Zucchini Bean Stew - (60 Packages)

           Zucchini, Carrots, Onions, Navy Beans, Peppers, Green Chilies, Tomatoes, Chili Powder,

           Garlic, Basil, Shallots, Thyme, Dill, Cajun Oregano, Cumin, Vegetable and Chicken Base, & LOVE

  • Catfish Chowder - (106 Packages)

           Catfish, Celery, Onion, Basil, Oregano, Potato, Dill, Thyme, Chicken Broth, Cilantro, Milk,

           Cornstarch, & LOVE

July 2016:


This production began on 7/11 and ended on 7/20 which resulted in 196 packages of ready to eat meals being distributed to families in Bennington Co. who deal with food insecurity. These meals are currently being distributed at the Kitchen Cupboard in Bennington, the Community Food Cupboard in Manchester, and to local farmers who have been supplying surplus food from their farms to people in the community who cannot make it to a local food pantry. 

  •  Summer Vegetable and Northern Bean Soup - 68 packages
  • Yellow Squash Jambalaya - 56 packages
  • Potato Chicken Casserole - 72 packages

Each package contains an average of 5 servings which extends out to 980 individual meals.