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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.

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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

 

Celebrity Bartenders 2016

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Family Meals turns 4 years old

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Summer Outreach 2016

Can you help us with a food drive? Please contact us right away. 772-210-0900 or email familymealsfl@gmail.comSummer food drive flyer 2016 (1) (1)

Easter Outreach 2016

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Family Meals’ Founder receives awards

February  2016 Family Meals, Inc. founder Martha Taylor received the Randy Osteen Community Service Award from the Fort Pierce Rotary. http://www.fortpiercerotary.org/  The Randy Osteen Community award is given to the community’s unsung heroes.  rotary check

 

March 2016 Family Meals, Inc. founder Martha Taylor was one of the WPTV Channel 5’s  five Jefferson Award winners.  The Jefferson Awards Foundation is America’s gold seal of public service.  http://www.jeffersonawards.org

Please watch the video interview:   http://www.wptv.com/news/region-st-lucie-county/fort-pierce/organization-promotes-good-food-and-good-conversation

A Night at the Oscars

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Happy New Year from Family Meals, Inc.

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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.