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Family Meals, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Humanities

Mission: Provide the ingredients for a holiday home cooked family meal for the working poor, invisible poor families who do not qualify for food stamps free school lunch programs and who may be too proud to ask for a little help when they come up short.

Results: 2012 = 20 families 2019 = 3300 families 2012= 10 volunteers 2019 = 300 volunteers

Target demographics: families

Direct beneficiaries per year: 3300 families

Geographic areas served: Along the Treasure Coast of Florida

Programs: Show families the importance of simply sharing a family meal.

Community Stories

10 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Great all volunteer nonprofit. I enjoy knowing each dollar donated is used to help our community.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Family Meals is simply AMAZING!!!!
The idea behind Family Meals really touches home to me. Growing up, family meals were not optional, and looking back, I'm sure it was hard sometimes on my parents to consistantly make it happen every night. Family memoreis were made at the table. Discussions, how was your day conversations, and a daily reminder that my parents loved us and we were important enough for them to make a dinner and sit down and enjoy it with us; to push pause on a hectic day and connect as a family (of 6!) Knowing that not every family has the opportunity to afford meals for dinner around the holidays when it seems most important, I love that Family Meals provides everything you need to make the dinner at home and create recipes that are only passed down generations when they are taught in the kitchen. I hope Family Meals gets all the recognition, and more, that it deserves.

2 Patti Hudock D.

Board Member

Rating: 5

When I moved to the area 3 1/2 years ago I was looking for a organization to help in the community. From an article in the newspaper I found Family Meals. It only took volunteering one time to know that I wanted to help every time. It is a wonderful organization with incredible volunteers. The recipients are enormously grateful. And I am grateful for the opportunity to help

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Family Meals, Inc. is a godsend to St. Lucie County, helping those in need with meals p, especially during the holiday season. The men and women who volunteer their time do so with heart and care. St. Lucie County is very fortunate to have this wonderful group. Having a turkey on the table during the holidays means so much to the folks on the receiving end. I give Family Meals, Inc. a standing ovation!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering with Family Meals since it started in 2012 and love every minute! The board members are very involved and always make you feel included. Family Meals has many different volunteering options which makes it easy to fit into any busy schedule or find an event that fits your personality.
One of the key factors I was looking for in a nonprofit was that it helped my local community, and how much the board members were paid. NONE of the board members are paid. It is strictly 100% volunteer time, which means they are giving back the most possible way to my community.
It is a great organization with wonderful people to volunteer with and they give back to my community as much as possible. I couldn't have picked a better nonprofit to share my time with.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am so proud to be a volunteer for Family Meals! This is a great group of volunteers who are commited to helping the families in our community!

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

The most organized nonprofit I have ever worked with. It is 100% volunteer and does an amazing job for the community, especially those who sometimes fall through the cracks and have trouble getting assistance from other sources.

2

Board Member

Rating: 5

After volunteering for a couple years, I decided that this was a great non-profit to be involved in. I have since accepted a board member position and love the passion that everyone in this organization has for helping our community!

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

Family Meals is truly a "neighbor helping neighbor" nonprofit. Family Meals is an all volunteer nonprofit dedicated to helping local families understand the importance of sharing a family meal. Family Meals is innovative and growing rapidly. The volunteer base grows as fast as the number of families assisted! Family Meals, Inc. helps families by providing everything necessary to help families share a family meal. Simple but awesome concept!

2

Board Member

Rating: 5

Great group of people to work with. The group is dedicated to improving the lives of families and promoting family meal time.