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Community Well-being through Meals; The Power of "Meal Trains"

Category: Connections

Initiative Objective:

Initiative Objective

A "meal train" is the act of organizing meal giving around significant life events.

But what does this really mean?

When a friend is in need, everyone says "What can I do to help out?" The answer is usually to help them with a meal. When many friends give a meal, this is a "meal train".

Think about it like this,

Friends going through a difficult or challenging time due to a birth, surgery, illness, etc., could use some help. Willing friends, neighbors, colleagues, and congregation members would love to meet this need, if they only knew what to do. An organized meal train gives them a way to show they care by cooking and taking a meal to a friend or family member.

But why use use technology to organize this action?

To help eliminate the confusion related to meal giving. No longer are questions like; What do they like? When are they available? What have they already had? left unanswered. Providing each giver this information helps simplify the process so they can focus on supporting others with meals.

Contact: Michael Laramee

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