Easter Outreach 2018

Family Meals, Inc. is getting ready for their  Easter Outreach 2018 and we need your help.  We will deliver meal ingredient food bags on Saturday, March 24  beginning at 7:00 in the morning at Trinity Lutheran Church (trinitychurch4u.com)  Fellowship Hall. We need lots of help.

If you are available to help unpack, pack, set up the distribution room at the church, sort potatoes, and help wherever needed either Friday, March 23  beginning at 1:00 and/or Saturday, March 24 beginning at 7:00 until noon, please sign up here:  https://www.volunteersignup.org/YC3DE

If you want to deliver our meal bags to families, please let us know by emailing

familymealsdrivers@gmail.com. You need a driver’s license and current auto insurance and will be asked to provide a copy of both. You also need a partner to help you. We never ask you to deliver to an area you feel unsafe. It is against our policy to deliver to anyone you know .

Statistics show children of families who share family meals have better grades, higher self-esteem, lower substance abuse, lower risk of depression, lower risk of eating disorders, lower rates of obesity and have a sense of belonging.  Simply sharing a family meal is the “magic bullet” families are looking for!

Family Meals’ volunteers are committed to showing families the importance of sharing a family meal. Family Meals, inc is not a food handout or a food pantry organization. Family Meals, Inc. is a 100% volunteer nonprofit, with no paid staff. If you can help us make a difference in our community, please let us know. We need you and encourage your suggestions and concerns.

This past Thanksgiving 2017 Family Meals, Inc. helped over 2,000+ families along the Treasure Coast! Family Meals, Inc.  was launched in 2012. In 2012 we helped 20 families. We’re humbled by your support.

Many local businesses are hosting food drives to help us off-set our food expenses. Please check our facebook page for additional  locations or look for our food drive signs and donate generously.    www.facebook.com/events/175658403211849

Fort Pierce

Trinity Lutheran Church

Open Arms

Polished Hair and Nail Salon

Gardner Lock Shop

Port St. Lucie

Grace Lutheran Church

Clear SEM Solutions

Treasure Coast Therapy Connections


Anchor Financial Services, CPA, PA

If you prefer to make a donation, paypal = familymealsfl@gmail.com click on the “donate” button familymealsinc.org

Or mail a check:

Family Meals, Inc.

4816 Sunset Blvd

Fort Pierce, FL 34982

Family Meals, Inc. is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit, all volunteer, with no paid staff.

Please share a couple hours of your time to make a huge difference to families along the Treasure Coast this Easter.  Thank you for  supporting Family Meals, Inc. https://www.volunteersignup.org/YC3DEtable picture

Black Tie Bingo

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Celebrity Bartender 2017

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Family Meals receives Dyer Difference Award

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FORT PIERCE — Holidays are nearly all commemorated with a special meal. It’s a time for families to gather and share, celebrate, laugh, cry and make memories that will last a lifetime. For many in our area, though, holiday meals are a source of genuine anxiety.

Families who are among the working poor may not qualify for school lunches or food stamps, and other families simply fall through the financial cracks of the social services system. Fortunately, three times each year, Martha Taylor and the volunteers of Family Meals, Inc., coordinate outreach programs to gather donations of all the ingredients it takes to prepare a traditional family meal. Those ingredients are sorted, packaged and distributed to families in need, and it’s that tremendous teamwork and effort that caught the attention of the Dyer Difference St. Lucie Award Committee this month, garnering Family Meals the November Dyer Difference Award and a $3,000 check to help defray costs.

Taylor says that the goal of Family Meals is not to sustain families and residents throughout the year, but rather to provide three special holiday meals and the encouragement and ability to spend time together with family. She admits that many of the recipients of the specialty meals are hardworking members of the community for whom putting together a special holiday meal creates a genuine financial burden.

“Many of the individuals and families we serve are very proud and want to manage on their own,” said Taylor. “Our meal bags are full of staple ingredients which provide more than one meal. Often our recipients share their holiday meals with neighbors, extended family members, and friends or colleagues.” In 2015, more than 1,000 families were served by Family Meals, combining to create more than 4,500 meals.

Since relocating to the area in 2008, each month members of the Dyer Chevrolet Fort Pierce staff meet to review the applications that have been submitted and select one nonprofit organization to receive that month’s recognition and $3,000 award. For the Dyer family and the members of the Dyer Chevrolet Fort Pierce staff, it’s all about helping to make a positive difference in the community. For the recipients, it’s an acknowledgement of their tireless efforts to do the same and a much-needed financial boost to help further their missions.

Celebrity Bartenders 2016


Family Meals turns 4 years old

thanksgiving-growth-2016-chartThank you!!!

Thank you to our celebrity bartenders and guests!

Celebrity Bartender’s Event November 9

Join the fun at our Celebrity Bartender’s Event at Cobbs Landing, Wednesday, November 9 beginning at 5:30. Introducing our bartenders in no particular order, Maddie Stapleton Williams with the Treasure Coast Ba, Philip Busch (last year’s winner) withSouthern Eagle Distributing Inc. Florida, Deejay GardnerGardner Lock Shop, Denise Davis Helms with Florida State Chapter NWTF, Monique Bruhn (last year’s winner) with Louden Bonded Pools, Dana Rheay Trabulsywith Treasure Coast Seminole Club and All Things Treasure Coast. Please support your favorite bartender and help provide Treasure Coast families with a Thanksgiving meal. The Bartender with the most tips wins! We’re thrilled to add Lynette Bereta Marraffa from www.TraxxEntertainment.comas our Master of Ceremonies! Donna Qvarnstrom- Burke is coming up with drinks and food specials. Everyone is donating their time to provide local families with a Thanksgiving meal. Join us!     http://cobbs-landing.com

Contact us if you have suggestions or comments 772-210-0900   email us familymealsfl@gmail.com Make a donation to your favorite bartender via paypal familymealsfl@gmail.com or mail a check! Family Meals, Inc. 4816 Sunset Blvd Fort Pierce, FL 34982

Family Meals, Inc. is a  a 501 (c)3  and we are 100% volunteer organization.

Celebrity Bartenders for Family Meals Inc


 These volunteers will be selling raffle and 50/50 tickets. What a fun evening to help local families this Thanksgiving!

Please support our celebrity bartenders!

Bartender Deejay Gardner of Gardner Lock Shop in Fort Pierce is hosting a quarter auction.

Deejay’s post:  Please join us as I host a Quarters Auction on Monday evening, Oct. 24 for the benefit of Family Meals. All monies raised that evening, including all sales from my Avon table, will go to Family Meals for their Thanksgiving Outreach. We are going to have lots of laughs and fun, so put it on your calendar now and don’t miss out!

OH, And as a BONUS, for every 4 cans of veggies, or 2 boxed desserts you bring that evening, you will receive a ticket to a special raffle (and it will be good!!!!) 
The event will be held at the Fort Pierce Elks Lodge #1520 608 S 5th Street in Fort Pierce.
100% of profits go towards Deejay’s tip jar for our Celebrity Bartender’s Event on Wednesday, November 9 at Cobb’s Landing in Fort Pierce.  Celebrity Bartenders compete against each other for tips. The bartender with the most tips wins!
Please contact DeeJay at (772) 242-1427 for information. Call Family Meals at 772-210-0900 or email at familymealsfl@gmail.com
Celebrity Bartenders for Family Meals Inc

Celebrity Bartenders for Family Meals Inc

Bartender Denise Helms is hosting their first ever food drive for Family Meals, Inc. here on the Treasure Coast at their, “On the Rocks Round up, Saturday, October 8! Please bring a few cans or boxes of non-perishable food items to the Roundup for our first annual food drive! In exchange we will give you $20.00 worth of Raffle Tickets. They will also be accepting cash donations at the event, or you can add a donation when checking-out and purchasing your event tickets (located under the Merchandise tab). Our goal is to purchase 50 turkeys and collect 1,000 lbs of food for our local organization, Family Meals, Inc, who help provide ingredients to struggling working families to prepare Thanksgiving dinner, among other meals, in their own homes. 

Please purchase your tickets from the website on the flyer  below. You can contact Family Meals at 772-210-0900 for information.


A Night at the Oscars

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501(c)3 Disclaimer

Family Meals is a not for profit, charitable organization formed under Section 501(c)3 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. Donations to Family Meals are tax-deductible as charitable contributions for US federal income tax purposes. There are no donation limits or restrictions on contributions to Family Meals.