Cocktails for a Cause

Please stop by Southern Social at  1932 14th Ave in Vero Beach and buy a speciality cocktail for $5.00. Proceeds of the rum drink go to Family Meals. Family Meals was chosen as the non profit of the month for May!

check them out at www.eatsouthernsocial.com .  Please tell them you’re there for Family Meals.

 

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McCartney Mania Concert!

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Join Family Meals as we celebrate Paul McCartney’s Birthday with a McCartney Mania Concert!

Join us Saturday, June 17, 2017  7:30 Sunrise Theater Black Box.

This will be an evening to remember! McCartney Mania has performed in venues throughout South Florida. Their act honors a sample of the vast catalog of works of perhaps the greatest composer/artist who ever lived.

This event is sold out each year!

Get your tickets now. Tickets at $29.00 each $35.00 at the door, if any tickets are available!

Paul McCartney was born on June 18, 1942 at Walton Hospital. Liverpool, England

Family Meals is dedicated to helping families along the Treasure Coast understand the importance of sharing a family meal. Family Meals delivers uncooked meal ingredients to families as well as all the tools families need to get to know each other around their tables, sharing a family meal.  We are a 501 (c) 3 local, 100%volunteer organization.

Contact Family Meals at 772-210-0900 email at familymealsfl@gmail.com or  click on donate button on this website  and pay via paypal . you can pay via paypal on our facebook page

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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.

Please join us for a Black Tie Bingo Event!

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Please contact us for sponsorship and ticket information.  You may pay via paypal on the front of the website.  100% profits goes towards our Easter Outreach 2017– each Bingo prize is over $500.00! Plated dinner, live music, cash bar, silent raffle, all for $60.00. Please use the paypal button “donate” on the website or on facebook or use paypal by sending money to familymealsfl@gmail.com. We’ll need your address to send the tickets to you.  You can also send a check to Family Meals, Inc 4816 Sunset Blvd Fort Pierce, FL 34982 to purchase your tickets. Or call us at 772-210-0900.

Suggested dress is dressy casual,  tuxedos not required.

We are offering three bingo games. Bingo game winners will receive a prize valued at least  $500.00! That’s right, if you are the winner of one of three Bingo games, your prize is valued at least  $500.00!  Our Bingo prizes are:  $500 Travel Voucher– travel anyplace you choose–  50 “ LG LED TV and an  iPad Pro, 9.7″ screen 128 gb.

Tickets are selling fast! Join us for a fun evening Pelican Yacht Club in Fort Pierce Saturday, January 28.

Thank you to our special sponsors! Our top sponsors are:  Grace Lutheran Church – Port St Lucie, FL S&T Technology Solutions !

 

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Additional sponsors are Gardner Lock Shop, Haisley Funeral & Cremation Service , Clear SEM Solutions, Fort Pierce Utilities Authority, Carroll Collins Pawn & Anchor Financial Services, CPA, PA. .FPUA Logojay's business card Clear Sem logo Gardner logo S & T Solutions grace logocarroll collins logohaisley logo

 

A Night at the Oscars

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Join us for a Night at the Oscars

What a night! Thanks to everyone who supported us for our Night at the Oscars.  Two supporting awards went to Deejay Gardner and Monique Bruhn.

Debbie Reed received an award for past board member. Debbie was a founding board member when Family Meals launched its first outreach in 2012.

 

 

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As our family counts increase in overwhelming totals, our expenses do as well. We are 100% volunteer organization, as well as a 501©3 corporation. We do not receive assistance from the Treasure Coast Food Bank and we try to shop locally.

Please contact us at familymealsfl@gmail.com or call 772-210-0900 or call 772-370-0891 if you can help or want to purchase tickets. Tickets are $60.00 each.

 

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Thanksgiving 2015

Our Thanksgiving Outreach 2015 we hoped  to help 1,000 families share a Thanksgiving meal around their tables. With your help, we did it! We helped 1,018 families this Thanksgiving, going OVER our goal! fiverr chart thanksgiving1

Please remember Family Meals launch in 2012, Thanksgiving 2012 was our first outreach.

In three short years———-
Thanksgiving 2015 – (Family Meals turned 3 last weekend!)
Family total – 1,018
1,800+ adults
300+ seniors
2,600 children

4,700+ meals (++++many leftover meals)

 

Incredible! Thank you for helping us help others!

 

 

 

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St. Lucie County Proclamation!

St. Lucie County Commissioners voted a resolution proclaiming the month of April 2015 “Family Meals’ Month” in St. Lucie county! We are thrilled and humbled by the recognition and acknowledgement of our efforts.

 

April is Family Meals' Month in St. Lucie County!

April is Family Meals’ Month in St. Lucie County!

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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.