Easter Outreach 2020 postponed

Family Meals, Inc. was founded and created with our mission statement at the forefront of our commitment to our community.

Our mission statement: “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. Our goal is to create an outreach program to encourage family mealtimes by providing families the tools to get back to the basics; mealtime together.”

Family Meals was not founded to sustain families with food.  Families cannot rely daily on the donated food from Family Meals, Inc. The backbone of Family Meals’ focus is to help families understand the importance of sharing family meals.

We only have up to three outreaches each year to make the delivered  food special and meaningful. We provide table talk questions and mealtime prayers in our meal bags so families can get to know each other around their tables.

Family Meals’ made the decision to postpone Easter Outreach 2020. We are unable to  purchase food to facilitate an outreach. We also have our volunteers’ and our families’ health in mind and would never put anyone at risk or hardship.

When we are safe and can purchase food, we will begin planning our next outreach. We will need your help at that time.

Thank you for your support and thoughtful prayers for our community during these difficult and uncertain times.

Black Ties, Blue Jeans & Bingo!

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Easter Outreach 2019 a huge success!

Thank you St. Lucie Tire & Battery!

Posted by St. Lucie Battery & Tire on Thursday, January 17, 2019

Family Meals Nonprofit of the Year 2019

Thank you Indian River Magazine for choosing Family Meals, Inc. as Non-profit of the year 2019!

Indian River Magazine chooses Family Meals, Inc. for their holiday gift guide

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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.
familymealsfl@gmail.com

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

Tribute to Linda Swain

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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

Black Tie Bingo

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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.