Blessing Meals

Productive Giving with Blessing Meals

One of the BEST parts of starting or joining a freezer meal club is the Blessing Meals.  It’s a pretty simple concept:  you bless others with meals for their freezers!

Blessing families in times of stress, transition or tragedy is not only easier with The Blessing Meals, but we are able to reach out into our immediate community and make a real difference.   My freezer meal club (FMC) has been able to help moms in serious health crises, families who have lost children, families dealing with cancer, families with kids in the hospital, families welcoming new babies and more.  These meals reach real people in need when they need help, with no paperwork or red tape, no bureaucracy, no committees or obstacles. They reach people AS they need crucial help, not a month later.

There are three possible ways to bless others:
 1.  You take a single meal to a friend in need.  With a FMC, your freezer is always stocked and ready for sudden needs.  I admit that in the past, I always WANTED to help friends during difficult times, but often didn’t because I couldn’t pull it together! Now that’s never an issue.
2. You will make just one or two extra meals, but combined with the meals from your other club members, you’ll have quite a stash to offer someone.  Your group will FILL their freezer!  When our group has done this, we usually have about 12 to share at once and the level of gratitude from receiving families has been amazing.
3. Choose an ongoing recipient to receive the meals, such as a priest, pastor, rabbi, administrator or specific family or organization.  A church-related recipient would be especially appropriate if you meet at the church to do your meals.

 

The Blessing Meal is not a NECESSARY component of any freezer meal club. But an active club can easily incorporate a blessing portion into their group.   It’s a productive way to positively help your immediate community, minimizing cost and time investment while maximizing impact. In a time of need, families are always so grateful and relieved to receive a set of meals.  It’s such a direct and tangible way of helping when there seems to be little else that can make a true difference.

freezer meal club guidebook and success ecourseIn the Freezer Meal Club Guide and Success (book and ecourse), I go into further detail about blessing meals, including choosing recipients, the logistics of getting them where they need to go, what each club type needs to consider and working out finances for blessing portions. Learn more…..

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