MREs or Meals Ready to Eat, are commonly used by the military, emergency responders, and worldwide disaster relief agencies. Each kosher MRE includes a tempting meat, dairy or pareve My Own Meal® food pouch paired with an assortment of brand-name preferred food items such as granola bars, dried fruit and cereal, called a My Kind of Meal®.
Every three-course shelf stable kosher MRE has 1200 calories of energy-packed nutrition, designed with adverse conditions in mind … Each individual meal ration pack includes necessary condiments, utensils, napkins, and may include a flameless meal heater, so you can enjoy a healthy hot meal, any place under any kinds of conditions.
My Own Meal® kosher MREs may not always be available for sale to the public, so meal kits are often offered, particularly to non-military individuals and State Department customers.
Traditional US Military MREs
Traditional US MREs contain a variety of food items packed in printed generic, tan bags – clearly not the most consumer-appealing packaging. These MREs are produced in high volume and usually stored in warehouses for years before being issued for a soldier’s dinner. Long-term shelf stability is important to our nation’s success and security in anticipation and preparation for potential war and disaster.
However, when stockpiling for potential disaster is not required, fresher food is always preferable to the consumer, including campers, soldiers, first responders and disaster victims alike.
Innovative MREs with Consumer Packaging Appeal
With the intent to provide both fresher food items and a sense of home to those serving our country, My Own Meals’ founder, Mary Anne Jackson, convinced the military to implement a commercial ration program. We even included a “Letter from M.O.M.™” in each package to provide information to read.
Our 1996 commercial MRE début introduced My Own Meal® kosher MREs and J&M® halal MREs to American and Allied Forces with great success and consumer appreciation. We succeeded as a vital defense contractor for two decades.
Jackson successfully proved the competence and cost-advantage of utilizing the huge commercial food supplier network in the US, instead of military unique suppliers. When demand surged, the commercial food supplier network responded. When demand subsided, the supplier network pulled back to a state of readiness.
And with brand name, commercial graphics on packages of the food components in the MREs, soldiers enjoyed the comfort of brands they recognize from home in every bite.
So popular and successful was our supply and procurement approach that the US Military continues to purchase commercial kosher and halal MREs today from other suppliers. We no longer pursued a military contract after war demand diminished, but continue to supply as needed.
My Own Meal® Kosher MRE Meal Kits
My Own Meals continues to supply US and international militaries with its appealing military MREs, and also offers a consumer version as Meal Kits. Similar to its MREs, the kits have a MY OWN MEAL® pouch or tray meal paired with a My Kind of Meal® accessory bag of accompaniments. Some are vegetarian and may have differing calories from military MREs.
My Own Meal® MREs and Meal Kits – Packed in one Master Box with two boxes inside
My Own Meal® Foil Pouch or Tray Meals
Each consumer receives one My Own Meal® packed in a 227g foil pouch or a 283g plastic tray. The six delicious beef and chicken meals available include:
Chicken & Noodles
Old World Stew
Chicken & Black Beans
Vegetarian meals are available in four tasty varieties:
Cheese Tortellini – Kosher Dairy and Halal Certified
Florentine Lasagna – Kosher Dairy and Halal Certified
Pasta with Garden Vegetables – Kosher Pareve and Halal Certified
Vegetarian Stew – Kosher Pareve and Halal Certified
My Kind of Meal® Accessory Pack
Each consumer also receives one Accessory Pack of brand name accompaniments which may include nutritious items such as:
- Pita Chips, or Cracker Mix
- Raisins, or Dried Fruits
- Dry Cereal, Granola Bars
- Beverage powders
- Moist Towelette, Spoon and Toilet Tissue
- Flameless Chemical Meal Heater (may or may not be included)
Each item is kosher certified by a kashruth agency and approved by the Organization of Orthodox Kashruth Supervision.
Immediate Response for Unexpected Demand
Occasionally, a customer has the time to plan consistent, high-volume deliveries over a fixed and long period of time. These buyers can require specific product formulations or menus.
However, most My Own Meals customers do not have the luxury of time. We are here to serve when you need us most. By relying upon the huge brand name supplier network, we are able to surge quickly. My Own Meals responds to deploying military units, unexpected military actions, disaster relief, and refugee assistance for both adults and children.
My Own Meal® MREs and Meal Kits are intended for use within the year, not for long-term storage in anticipation of a need. We ship from existing inventories, and then for larger orders, follow those initial deliveries with new assembly. Always confirm best used by dates if the Kits or MREs are intended for later use.
See ORDER FORM to find current pricing and ordering information for our meals in 227g foil pouches.
For full Military Rations, Commercial MREs or Meal Kits, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will send you the appropriate order form.
MRE Meal Kits are not always available for sale to the general public.