1How does the Hot Mealsie Lunch Program work?
As with a traditional hot lunch program, we work closely with the school PAC to customize a lunch menu each month. Each program is built unique as per the school's needs. We offer 10% of all proceeds to the PAC.
2How is the team responding to COVID-19?
Our kitchen is both VCH and HIPAA certified to the strictest standards. With COVID-19 we have elevated food preparation guidelines, including regular sanitization, and decreased food touchpoints. We have also updated our meal packaging (see FAQ on packaging).
3How are meals packaged and delivered?
Our meals are all packaged in eco-friendly, disposable containers. Each lunch package is carefully labelled with each student's name and division number for the Hot Lunch Program. For direct purchases, we provide a nutritional label on our boxed packages.
4Do you charge for delivery to schools?
We do not charge delivery to schools, as long as they are within our service area, and a part of the Hot Mealsie Program.
5Is there a minimum required to enroll for the hot lunch program?
Our minimum has been 100 in the past years. However, with COVID-19, we are happy to support schools with whatever is required. Kids still need to have nutritious lunches, and we take pride in serving this key mission.
6How does direct ordering work?
Our direct ordering is available 24/7. Orders are delivery Monday through Friday. Cut-off times for orders are 3PM. All orders are delivered within 2 business days. We offer free delivery within our service area, if a minimum order of $50 is met.
7How long are the meals good for?
Our meals are made from scratch the day of delivery. The anticipated shelf-life is approximately 1-week refrigerated. If you're unsure, please contact us.
8What if my child has allergies?
We are happy to accommodate any allergies your children may have. Please indicate this in the order notes (if direct order), or during the hot lunch program enrollment form.
9What kind of ingredients does Mealsie use?
We are parents ourselves, and it is critical our kids eat the finest ingredients. As such, we ensure Mealsie uses only the best. Our fresh produce are locally sourced. Our chicken is BC raised. Our salmon and other seafood products are from BC, unless otherwise specified. We aim to provide full transparency on all our menu items, with full nutritional breakdowns available on our site by products.