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Black Tie Blue Jeans Bingo Event

Family Meals, Inc. presents our signature Black Tie, Blue Jeans & Bingo Event with a twist! 5 Bingo games, all 5 Bingo prizes valued over $500.00 each! Join us for a fun evening with mixed formal and carefree! This event is fun, flirty, offering delicious cuisine, and music .
Guests are encouraged to wear either Blue Jeans, Black tie, or both. Guests may wear denim and diamonds, high-tops, jackets and jewels, cocktail dresses as well as gowns!
Our Black Tie Bingo event is very popular, and this year we’ve added an extra level of enticement and excitement. Come and check out the dessert bar!
Cash bar
passed appetizers
plated dinner
dancing
5 Bingo games ( each with a $500.00 prize to the winner)
dessert bar
All this for a modest ticket price of $75.00 per ticket
Get your tickets now. familymealsinc.org and click on the donate button to purchase your tickets. Or email familymealsfl@gmail.com to mail in a check.
Chances to win awesome raffle prizes
Guests are encouraged to wear either blue jeans or Black Ties.
Sponsors are needed levels begin at $500.00 and go to $1500.00. Family Meals is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit.
Event proceeds will go towards Family Meals’ Easter Outreach.
Event begins at 6:00 sharp on Saturday, January 26 at the beautiful Pelican Yacht Club on the Inlet in Fort Pierce.
NO tickets will be sold at the door.
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Giving Tuesday, November 27, 2018

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Thank you!

October/Fall Quarter Auction

St. Lucie Battery & Tire Changing oil changing lives

September’s ‘Changing Oil Changing Lives’ donations go to Family Meals, Inc! Family Meals works to provide the ingredients for a holiday home cooked family meal for the working poor, and for families who may not qualify for food stamps or free school lunch programs. Getting your oil changed at any SLBT location in September will help support this awesome local organization!

https://slbatterytire.com/blog/view/feeding-families

Celebrity Bartender 2018

Don’t miss Family Meals’ 4th Celebrity Bartender’s Event at Cobb’s Landing in Fort Pierce Wednesday, November 7.

We are proud of our celebrity bartender’s line up.
Introducing our bartenders in no particular order, Maryann Wolonowski, Frankie Lott, Carissa Zerga, Wendie Smith, Clifford Pearl, and Tina Klein, WOW, what a line up! Thank you bartenders!

Donna Qvarnstrom- Burke of Cobbs Landing is coming up with drink and food specials for this special evening.

All bartenders are donating their time to provide local families with a Thanksgiving meal!
Remember, tips = turkeys. 100% of money raised goes to purchase turkeys for families this Thanksgiving.

Bartenders are already busy raising tip money. Watch this page for information regarding their individual fundraising events.

Bartender will the most tip money gets a big trophy!
Join us! Please call Family Meals 772-210-0900 visit our website familymealsinc.org or email us at familymealsfl@gmail.com for info, raffles and drawings throughout the evening. Don’t miss this great event while helping Treasure Coast families this Thanksgiving.

Tribute to Linda Swain

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Bob & Linda Swain

Bob & Linda Swain

On behalf of all the volunteers and Board Members of Family Meals, Inc. it is with deep sadness and regret to share with you Linda Swain unexpectedly passed away peacefully in her home, Tuesday, April 10. She was surrounded by her loving family.

When Linda began volunteering with Family Meals, she and her daughter Christy delivered meals. Linda immediately began recruiting drivers, organizing routes, and and quickly solicited many of her family members to help Family Meals. Linda’s participation and commitment has propelled the success of Family Meals, Inc.

Linda’s passion to help others, especially families is unparalleled. She was a silent, but a mighty force. She was always speaking and reaching up for anyone who was struggling and who needed a helpful hand. Linda was everyone’s cheerleader. She will be remembered as a selfless volunteer and leader who always put others before herself.

She was a treasured friend to all of us. We are all heartbroken and deeply saddened.

Please keep Linda’s family and friends in your prayers as we walk this journey together.

Linda’s service is entrusted to All County Sunday April 15

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
All County Treasure Coast Chapel
1010 NW Federal Highway
Stuart, FL 34994

Celebration of Life will be immediately after the service at Trinity Lutheran Church in Fort Pierce, (trinitychurch4u.com) All are welcome. If you’d like to donate food or can help set up/clean up, please contact Martha Taylor 772-370-0891 .

http://www.allcounty.com/obituaries/Linda-Fontanez-Swain?obId=3059973#/obituaryInfo

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

Stuart 

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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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.