TAKE THEM A MEAL – Tips on taking food to a family in need

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Ever wander what to make and take for a family in need?  Maybe they just had a baby or a loved one is sick in the hospital.  Taking a meal will comfort them in more ways than one.  The last thing most people think about is preparing a meal during a hectic time in their life.

If it’s something I am organizing for church or our community center, I use Take Them a Meal.  It’s a perfect way to organize a larger group so the family will get a variety of food to eat.

Keep in mind, you don’t always have to just bring dinner to a loved one.  They still eat other meals throughout the day, so get creative!  You could bring a breakfast casserole, homemade granola and fruit for breakfast or a sandwich platter for lunch and of course, you can’t forget snacks and dessert – go for fresh fruit or homemade ice cream.

I recently organized meals for one of our pastors as he and his wife just had a baby.  I told them to let others provide them meals, so that they can spend time getting acclimated to their new little one.  So, they still have to eat, right?  That’s where the church came in…….

So, I decided to make my homemade baked potato soup and serve it with a salad and homemade ranch along with a baguette of crusty bread.

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For dessert, I thought about something easy for them to prepare.  What better thing to do than to curl up on the couch with a loved one and watch a movie and eat popcorn!  And, what’s popcorn without something sweet?  I added a small bag of m&m’s to go along with it.

I know I am anti-dye, but once in a while won’t hurt ya! 😉

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I packaged everything in this cute basket, which I bought specifically just to hold my soup jars in LOL. Hey, everything has to have a purpose ya know!

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Taking someone in need a meal doesn’t have to be a big stress event!  If you don’t have time to prepare yourself, then grab take out or you can even give them gift cards to their favorite restaurants.  You could also take it a step further and order pizza and have it delivered to their home.  Just give them a heads first so they don’t think it’s some prank when they open the door LOL.

Be blessed!

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