Are you familiar with the website Take Them a Meal?
This might be old news to all of you, but I am new to the site and think it's fantastic.
I wanted to share it with those of you who may not yet know about it.
If you ever need to organize meals for a family, this is the site to use.
You send friends a link to the meal coordination you've set up and that's it!
Friends will sign up to take a meal and the website sends them a reminder a couple of days before their day.
The family receiving the meals can check to see which nights a meal is expected so they can plan ahead.
And the site is free. Perfect.
This is a sample schedule.
If you want a certain day you just click on Take and fill in the detail of what you'll be taking.
If you're the organizer, it's a very simple process to set up a schedule and send the link to those you think might be able to help a family in need.
The website has a number of links to help you think of meals to take, it includes recipes, and frequently asked questions.
A family in our church is going through cancer treatments right now.
A church member set up the schedule and sent it out.
Within 3 days they had the entire monthly schedule filled in.
I signed up for last night and typed in that I was taking fish and vegetables.
Then I found out one of the family members can't eat fish, so I went back to the schedule to figure out what else to make.
It was great to see the full schedule so I didn't duplicate.
Wouldn't want to eat lasagna 3 nights in a row!
I wish I had known about this website a few months ago when I was coordinating meals for a local family. But, now I do and will be using it!
Have you ever used Take Them a Meal?
all photos from the takethemameal.com website