Take Them A Meal

Tradition – Take Them a Meal

We received this wonderful way of coordinating meals and the tradition of helping others from Jolanthe Erb.

Perfect Potluck ~ Organizing Meals for Groups Online

I know this isn’t technically homeschool related {grins}, but since I am LOVING the folks behind Take Them a Meal for their genius right now, I wanted to share it all with you.

If you haven’t used the Take Them a Meal site yet when planning and organizing meals for someone who has recently had a baby or been sick, you NEED to check out their site. It is a central spot for friends to sign up for a specific day to bring a meal to a person and list what they are bringing so that meals aren’t duplicated. Takethemameal.com is a FREE site that helps you organize meal deliveries to the family with just a few clicks of a button.  As the meal coordinator you can quickly create an online schedule sheet providing directions to the home along with other important information.

As of today, they have launched a sister-site called Perfect Potluck where a coordinator can create an online signup for group meals. I am SO excited to see this feature!! During these last two weeks our church has had to plan several memorial service meals and the emails going back/forth with over 70 people on the list was overwhelming. Having a central place where everyone can check in and not duplicate the items needed is wonderful.

To give you a quick idea of how it’s laid out, the coordinator can specify where/when the items need to be delivered and then those helping can sign up for a specific item. The coordinator enters the name of the item and how many need to be brought, and the appropriate number of item slots is listed.

You can view an online sample of how the site works here.

Did I mention it is all FREE?? Really, you can’t go wrong with that! This is one of those sites that I wish had been around years ago ~ it’s definitely one that I will use over and over again in the future! 

Jolanthe Erb

My daughter coordinated potluck meals among neighbors for a family with a sick child for eight weeks. This would have made it so simple.

Also, many families coordinate holiday meals by potluck. What a perfect organizer this website provides! — Madon

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