Celebrity Bartender 2017

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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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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.

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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Thank you to our sponsors and guests!

 

 

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESOur sponsors for our successful Speakeasy auction. Thank you!

 

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES Our lucky $1,000.00 winner Lisa Persona! Her single $1,000.00 ticket was drawn during the evening.

 

 

 

 

total families 2014 001 We have a Thanksgiving goal of helping 800 families this year. Our summer outreach last month depleted our funds. We are hosting a Speakeasy themed auction in October. The auction is our biggest fundraiser of the year. We need your help. Please check out sponsor levels to see if you can help out. Your business flyer will go into our meals bags that go into those 800 families homes.  That’s direct marketing at its best!

Two years ago we helped 20 families with a Thanksgiving meal. Now, two years later our goal is 800 families. We have incredible community support and need to count on you again.

You can make monthly payments if that’s best for your budget. We’ll work with you.

Please message us at familymealsfl@gmail.com or call 772-210-0900 if you can help or have questions.

 

 

 

 

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.