The group I volunteer with has been preparing meals for the guests at Ronald McDonald House. While we have prepared hot meals several times over the past few months, we've rarely had anyone attend a meal as families are occupied with more important things (i.e. spending time with their child at the hospital, or sight seeing around the area). We've decided it would be best to prepare individually packaged items so they can grab them and go at their own convenience. I was thinking along the lines of sandwiches, pasta salad, potato salad, salad, fresh fruit, and some other type of dessert.
I'm not really a pasta salad/potato salad kind of girl so I really don't have any recipes. I'm looking for items that hold well over the day or 2 they'll be in the fridge, even ones that get better over time, and can travel well. We have a team of 4-8 volunteers to cook and package everything for around 20 guests in approximately 2 hours, and an awesome kitchen with lots of counter space, 4 stoves/ranges, and lots of supplies.
Any other ideas for side items, desserts, or tried-and-true recipes? Thanks!