When you’re facing 1,000-plus mouths to feed on a tight budget, providing quality meal options is a daunting task. Serving boxed lunches prepared by outside vendors (where your venue allows) is an easy way to silence growling stomachs. They are less time-consuming on-site, and guests can still have a choice to customize it to their liking. Here’s what some organizations are serving up:
This nationwide chain provided boxed lunches for both Passion and Women of Faith conferences in 2014-15.
Potbelly Sandwich Shop
National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry served boxed lunches from Potbelly at its smaller meetings in 2014. Matthew Robaszkiewicz, membership services coordinator and meeting planner for NFCYM, recommends Potbelly for its quality, cost and overall service.
For its 2014 women’s conference, Image of God Ministries and Compassion International opted for a hot lunch, serving prewrapped Chick-fil-A chicken sandwiches as the entree.
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