In the apartment building where I live in Covington, Kentucky, in the basement—to the right of the laundry room—is a room that once was the smoking room. The building became smoke free in July, so now I’m not sure what it is.
Maybe they should call it “The Sharing Room.” On side tables all around the walls of the room, are items tenants are giving away. There are books, puzzles, clothes and sometimes boxed or wrapped or canned food.
Last week, I came across this package of Outreach Fortified Macaroni and Cheese. Never heard of that brand before. There were three packages of it down there and I picked up one of them.
A couple days ago, for lunch, I prepared this Outreach product. I followed the directions on the package, adding some tuna, some white onion and some yellow pepper to the mix. You know what? It tasted pretty good and I’ve got plenty left over that I’ll continue to eat on for the next few days.
I did a Google search on this Outreach product. Apparently this fortified macaroni and cheese is something that food banks and/or food relief programs give away. Here’s a link to their web site.
I don’t know why someone in my building was giving this away but it kind of makes me feel good that if you need to go to a food bank or a free food pantry, you’re going to get a least one pretty good quality product.
(Image from outreachprogram.org)