How Gifting a Meal Changes Lives
Thanksgiving Meals Served to foster families
Dollars Spent Helping families in need
Over 500 Meals Gifted so far. Let’s reach more in 2023.
“Adopt a Foster Family” Campaign
Sign up to donate a Thanksgiving meal to a foster family in your local community.
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GIFT A TIMELESS MEMORY
OVER 500 FAMILIES SERVED
What it is. This program reaches out to the heroes in our community who bring abused and broken children from shattered homes into their own (even if just for a short time) to give them a safe and stable place to try to be a kid again.
This program is not intended to fill a financial need. This program fills a love and compassion need. Some of these families are quite well-off financially. However, the fact that they open up their home to somebody else’s child in need is priceless.
Community feedback. Over the years, we’ve gathered feedback from the families. It is clear that providing a Thanksgiving meal helps foster parents focus on celebrating the holiday, instead of both cooking a complex meal and juggling trials and tribulations that these often unique and stressful situations require.
What we pour into these families can not come from a wallet, but from a volunteer’s heart. The big key of this outreach program surrounds the volunteers delivering to the foster family, meeting them on their turf, and being intentionally open-hearted with gratitude for their service to our community’s kids.
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HOW IT WORKS
When you choose to donate a Thanksgiving meal, this is how it will work.
- You will register to adopt one or more foster families.
- We will send you the details about the families you’ve adopted.
- You will coordinate with the family on logistics (grocery shopping/gift card, hot and ready to eat, cook ahead).
- Deliver the Thanksgiving meal to the foster family.
- BONUS: Connect for Christmas or future needs.
Tips. Some families choose to make a gift basket. Some families bring in their churches and larger groups to coordinate the experience for multiple foster families.
Thanksgiving donations add much value to each family’s Thanksgiving experience. The foster families that we have helped rave about how life-changing it is to have caring members of the community step in to help them celebrate.
We need our community, not because of financial reasons, but because helping hands from our friends allow us to give the children a childhood that they don’t have or would otherwise never experience.
After serving over 500 foster families on Thanksgiving, Catering to Love can honestly say it’s one of our most impacting ministries. Sponsors and foster families alike experience so much joy.
Being able to have someone else make an amazing meal (that makes you question if you can cook or not) and then to be able to celebrate with the children changed the children’s lives.
Get In Touch
Inquire here with questions about Thanksgiving meals, community outreach, foster sponsorship, and student education opportunities.