support friends, strengthen communities
exactly as the name suggests, this website organizes meal trains – a train of meals made and delivered to friends and family who currently need help. think of your community, perhaps there is someone right now who:
- had a baby
- had surgery
- has an illness
their energies are no longer focused on food shopping and cooking. so delivering meals is a great way to take away that burden and allows you to help this person/family during this time. it’s a win-win all the way around.
meal train is the most efficient and effective way to organize meal deliveries. it’s all about scheduling and organizing in one convenient place.
you can either start a meal train for yourself or for someone else. when you make a meal train you are creating:
- an interactive, online meal calendar
- invitations to share via email and Facebook
- customized calendar dates, times, and meal preferences
- reminder emails prior to scheduled mail delivery
everything – dates, who’s delivering, what’s cooking – is all in one place. they even have useful information on mail train etiquette. magazines such as real simple have highlighted meal train as a daily find problem solver.
you probably know someone right now who needs to have their meals delivered. make them a meal train and allow their friends and family to support them.
take a look at what meal train has done so far:
- over 750,000 meals organized
- over 80,000 families helped in the u.s. and beyond
- over 2,500 meals organized most nights.
oh and by the way – meal train is free and yes, they’re located in vermont!
This is so cool! I know it’s not a home-cooked meal, but if someone you know is the recipient of a meal train and you’re too many states away to deliver personally, you could arrange some sort of take-out to be delivered or catering or something. I think this is a fabulous idea!!!
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