Today I just want to share a quick food tip. Few areas of life have remained untouched by the technology of the internet. This is an example of how the internet is being used to minister to people in need.
Remember how when someone had a baby, experienced a loss, had surgery, or moved ... we made 57 phone calls, left messages, repeated the information 69 times (that's 12 extra for people who asked to repeat it again), and then hoped lasagna wasn't sent too many nights in a row?
That doesn't have to happen anymore! Gals from our church now use a website to create easy to use sign ups for meals to be delivered to those in need. When one of our staff wives first started using Food Tidings, I was so amazed, (Jess at Not Your Average Mommy) and she started a great trend that has been so helpful. It's a wonderful and free resource I hope you'll check out.
Start the trend where you live. Someone is sure to be expecting, starting to feel lousy, packing boxes, or having their kitchen remodeled ... or you could be next and benefit from your organized "Food Tidings" friends. Great things to add to a meal you deliver to a friend:
- a package of fun napkins to make tired, ill, or new people feel better
- a package of paper plates to spare friends some clean up
- a card with the "menu" written on it
- a package of coffee for a single pot
- a box of tissues or tea, if you're reaching out to a friend with a cold
Enjoy! Maybe next week, I'll give you a lasagna recipe for when you're on the meal schedule ;)
Do you have a food organization web resource that works well for you?