The appropriate time to send a sympathy meal gift
Following the death of a close friend or loved one, the bereaved are often inundated with funeral arrangements and are busy entertaining out of town guests and family. While the grieving process is different for everyone, the most difficult part of the process often occurs after things have calmed down and everyone has gone home.
Providing food for the grieving is a common practice. While well-intentioned, it can also mean that your friend or loved one receives an abundance of food all at once and ends up with a freezer full of casseroles or things end up going to waste.
MealGifts.com provides a great sympathy gift option for friends near or far. If you choose the option in the checkout, we will call your intended recipient, read your gift message and arrange for a delivery date that is convenient for the them. Once they receive the meal, they can decide to enjoy it immediately or refrigerate or freeze it to enjoy at their convenience. If family members are still in town, a gift of food can often help feed the crowd and relieve some of the financial strain of hosting guests. At MealGifts.com, we offer packages that serve 4-6 or 8-12 so your gift can feed a multitude of guests.
Consider going in with friends and family to purchase several meal gifts to provide your grieving loved one so they won’t have to worry about food for several weeks.
A meal gift sends a message that you care, provides nourishment, a high-quality, delicious meal, and allows the bereaved to spend their time engaging in self-care and other tasks rather than preparing a high-quality meal from scratch for themselves.
Whether you send a meal gift immediately following the news of the loss or you decide to wait several weeks for things to calm down, your friend or loved one is sure to appreciate your sympathy gift.