Food speaks to people. People of every race and nationality. There is just something about FOOD that can bring people together…and bring comfort at the same time. Food is my love language. It’s how I show love to others…and it’s how others show love to me.
After the birth of Ruth Ann, we received an abundant outpouring of love from friends and family in the form of food. At 3 weeks in, I still hadn’t touched ANY of my freezer meals. But, this wasn’t always the case. After one of my births, we were at a different place in life and hardly received anything – I felt all alone and on my own.
And I’ve seen that same sentiment shown from others on Instagram when I talk about giving food in times of need:
-No one ever brings me anything.
-I was all alone after my birth and had to do it all myself
-No one sends sympathy gifts any more
-People are too busy to help
I’m issuing a mandate to you all – let’s see how many people this year that we can bless with food.
Yeah, you heard me…food. Everyone needs food. It’s a universal need and mostly a universal love.
Reasons to send meals
Why might you want to send a meal to someone? There are tons of reasons!
- A new baby
- Sickness in their family
- Death in the family
- An extended illness or hospital stay
- Financial burdens
You won’t really need to LOOK for reasons to send food-they’ll just come to you.
But what about allergies?!
I think people with allergies may need love the most. Why? Because people are scared to send them food. Allergies are scary things, man. I understand the intimidation. I have several friends with allergies, and it’s hard for me to sometimes think of sending them food – but everyone else is thinking the same thing!
Don’t leave those with allergies out…think about them, consider what they CAN eat, and deliver that. Even if it means you just send them some fruit.
I’m a terrible cook!
You know, it doesn’t always have to be about meals of lasagna, soup, and casseroles. You can deliver all sorts of things:
- breakfast foods
I hardly ever drop off a conventional meal, unless it’s requested. I like to deliver breakfast foods!
But I’m not local!!!
Don’t let the fact that you’re not local, keep you from sending meals to someone. I recently did a video with you guys about meals you can send to others even when you don’t live close.
My sister, Jamey, had a baby and she lives in Georgia…which isn’t close enough to Virginia for me to take her a meal. So, I sent her a couple of gift cards for meals. I want her to know that I love her and want to help her needs, even if I can’t be there in person.
For some other GREAT ideas for sending meals, out of town, check out my video below.
Now, go forth this year and bless others with food. Look for ways to serve others with brownies, soups, and muffins.
#buttervehicle for the win.
How do you send meals to others?