This engineering design challenge focuses on creating a low-cost, nutritious holiday meal kit for families in need. In a world where food insecurity remains a critical issue, this challenge aims to make the holiday season more inclusive and joyful for everyone.
Participants are tasked with designing a holiday meal kit that is both affordable and nutritious, catering to the dietary needs and constraints of underprivileged families. The challenge also involves enlisting family members to help assemble and distribute these kits, fostering a sense of community and empathy.
Drawing inspiration from the children's picture book "Stone Soup" by Jon J. Muth, which tells a story about sharing and community, this challenge places participants in a scenario where they must consider budget constraints, nutritional requirements, and the logistics of distribution. The goal is to ensure that the joy of a holiday meal can be shared by all, regardless of economic status.