mealtrainMeal Train isn’t a travel website per se, but it’s nonetheless useful tool for anyone who has loved ones far away and who can’t be close to support them during a pressing time. One of the nice things about having a baby has been realizing how many amazing friends we have—especially the ones that offered to come over and bring food or even clean the house (thanks, JD). This free website simplifies the organization of meal-giving around significant life events like giving birth or a death in the family into five simple steps (see below).

Step 1
Identify a friend who could use a little support and enter their name, email address and where to drop off meals.

Step 2
Enter the dates meals would be helpful. Does your friend need support beyond meals?

Step 3
Enter your friend’s food likes, dislikes, allergies, and the best time to drop off a meal.

Step 4
Invite friends, family, congregation members via email, Facebook, Twitter, newsletters, and more.

Step 5
Invited friends respond to the invitation, sign up for a date and take a meal.

For those that are really in need, there’s Meal Train Plus, which costs $10 but helps arrange multiple meals per day, rides, childcare, and more.

Have you used it? If yes, do you recommend it? If not, would you? Let us know in the comments!

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