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602-375-2900

info@outreach360.org

7954 W. Fetlock Trail

Peoria, AZ 85383

Outreach360 is a  registered 501(c)(3). EIN: 58-2197227

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Our Volunteer Guide to the
Dominican Republic
Dietary Needs

We work really hard to try to accommodate any special dietary needs our volunteers have. When you register for your Outreach360 trip, there will be a section where you can specify any dietary requirements. Out team makes note of this and will coordinate meals that accommodate your diet ahead of time. However, we recommend that you read through the list below of common menu items served so that you may plan accordingly and decide whether or not you need to bring additional snacks or food alternatives with you. Also included are the ways in which we manage allergies and other specific needs.

BREAKFAST
  • Oatmeal (with milk and white sugar)

  • Hot cornmeal cereal (with milk and white sugar)

  • French toast (with wheat bread, eggs, and milk)

  • Cereal (primarily cornflakes and we may have other kinds that come down through volunteer donations)

  • Milk

  • Pancakes (with flour, eggs, and milk)

  • Scrambled eggs (with milk)

  • Scrambled eggs (with milk, tomatoes, onions, and peppers)

  • Hard-boiled eggs

  • Toast (often the wheat bread we buy does not have an ingredient list – may contain eggs and milk)

  • Bread (often the wheat bread we buy does not have an ingredient list – may contain eggs and milk)

  • Hatuey Crackers (made with wheat flour but no milk or eggs)

  • Peanut butter

  • Jelly

  • Coffee

  • Fruit

  • Juice Mix (Iced Tea, Lemonade, Tang or Kool-Aid Fruit Punch (contains red dye)

LUNCH
  • Rice

  • Stewed Beans

  • Green pigeon peas

  • Rice with beans, green pigeon peas

  • Chicken

  • Beef

  • Tuna

  • Fried eggplant (with wheat flour, eggs, and milk)

  • Fried yucca (with wheat flour, eggs, and milk)

  • Cornmeal fritters (with cornmeal, eggs, and milk)

  • Oatmeal fritters (with eggs and milk)

  • Fried green banana

  • Fried green plantain

  • Fried sweet plantain

  • Cut up fresh vegetables

  • Boiled vegetables

  • Bread (often the wheat bread we buy does not have an ingredient list – may contain eggs and milk)

  • Hatuey Crackers (made with wheat flour but no milk or eggs)

  • Peanut butter

  • Jelly

  • Juice Mix (Tang & Koolaid Fruit Punch (contains red dye)

DINNER
  • Mashed potatoes (with margarine and milk – however, we would be happy to prepare you a plain portion – speak with your Outreach360 Team Leader at the beginning of the week)

  • Porkchops

  • Ham

  • Tuna

  • Spaghetti, macaroni

  • Tuna pasta salad (with mayonnaise – milk/eggs – however, we would be happy to prepare you a plain portion)

  • Vegetable pasta salad (with mayonnaise – milk/eggs – however, we would be happy to prepare you a plain portion)

  • Tortillas (with wheat flour and may contain milk and eggs)

  • Chicken

  • Stewed cabbage

  • Black beans

  • Baked macaroni and cheese

  • Stewed spaghetti with vegetables (may contain dairy)

  • Rice with vegetables

  • Fried green plantains

  • Chicken stew

  • Vegetable stew

  • Cheese

  • Fruit

  • Corn

  • Stewed vegetables

  • Bread (often the wheat bread we buy does not have an ingredient list – may contain eggs and milk)

  • Hatuey Crackers (made with wheat flour but no milk or eggs)

  • Peanut butter

  • Jelly

  • Juice Mix (Tang & Koolaid Fruit Punch (contains red dye)

Peanut and Nut Allergies

We do not use any nuts or peanut oil in our prepared dishes however, peanut butter is available at every meal and volunteers often bring down peanuts/nuts as a personal snack. Should you have a severe allergy and are concerned about peanut residue on our plates/cups/silverware feel free to bring down your own set that you may hand wash in our sink.

Lactose Intolerance

We will usually have soy or almond milk available. You are also welcome to bring down other dairy-free milk to place in our fridge throughout the week. We suggest you bring some instant dairy-free oatmeal as a lot of our breakfast foods contain dairy; we can have hot water made available for you (coordinate on-site with your Outreach360 Team Leader). For lunch and dinner meals that cannot be made dairy-free, we will save portions from another meal for you. There are some dishes, however, that we can make dairy-free (i.e. mashed potatoes, pasta salad, fritters, etc.) and will set them aside for you and any other volunteers on-site who cannot consume dairy.

Wheat & Gluten Allergies

Most of the meals we serve feature rice and beans, a Dominican staple. However, we do suggest you bring your own instant gluten free oatmeal as a number of the breakfasts we serve feature dishes containing gluten; we can have hot water made available for you (coordinate on-site with your Outreach360 Team Leader). Additionally, there is a natural baked bread/cracker made only with yucca, called cassava that we can make available for you as a bread alternative. For lunch and dinner meals that cannot be made gluten free, we will save portions from another meal for you.

Hypoglycemia

We serve three substantial meals a day and crackers as well as bread, peanut butter, and jelly are always available. We recommend you bring some suitable snacks to have throughout the day or that you purchase them at the local grocery store once you arrive on-site.

Egg Allergies

Most of the meals we serve feature rice and beans, a Dominican staple. However, we do suggest you bring your own instant gluten free oatmeal as a number of the meals we serve feature scrambled, fried, or hard-boiled eggs; we can have hot water made available for you (coordinate on-site with your Outreach360 Team Leader). Additionally, there is a natural baked bread/cracker made only with yucca, called cassava that we can make available for you as a bread alternative. For lunch and dinner meals that feature eggs, we will make sure there are alternatives available and possibly save portions from another meal for you.

Vegan & Vegetarian Diets

Vegetarians and vegans will find plenty of options in our meal buffets since we serve fruits and vegetables daily as well as a lot of rice and beans. However, many of our foods may contain eggs or dairy, so it will be important that you bring supplementary food with you such as instant oatmeal and snacks. You may also want to bring some protein alternatives.  We can have soy milk and hot water made available for you.  Additionally, is a natural baked bread/cracked made only with yucca, called cassava. We can have this made available to you as a bread alternative.  We can also make rice and beans available to you at meals that don’t have sufficient vegan options (coordinate on-site with your Outreach360 Team Leader).