We have delivered food to brokenhearted families for years, and you in all probability have too. We deliver bereavement food every day. We offer comfort foods that are perfect for a person who is mourning the loss of a loved one. Bereavement food is valued; however we have come up with some suggestions when sending sympathy food.
1. CALL FIRST. You never know how much food has already been delivered. There is always the possibility that a recipients refrigerator and freezer may be bursting. Any added bereavement food will cause troubles. Prior to you sending any food calls and see if the family desires food.
2. SEND WELL-KNOWN FOODS. Send comfort foods like pot roast, lasagna, and chicken meals. Spicy-style foods are probably not the best choice at a time when families are grieving. Rather, deliver familiar foods – items that are easy to eat.
3. THINK ABOUT PORTION SIZES. Some family members cherished bereavement food deliveries, but others were inundated by the portion sizes. Separating food into small portions encourages family members to eat. Wrapping food in small freezer containers is also accommodating.
4. RECOMMEND TO SHOP. Going to the grocery store for a friend or family can be very helpful. Offer to send some groceries for the family the next time you shop online. Tell them when you the food will be delivered.
5. CHECK BACK LATER ON. After the death of a loved one family member are weighed down with legal and monetary responsibilities. They may run out of eggs or find they do not have fundamental materials like toilet paper. Get in touch with the family again and see if they need anything.
6. NO THANKS REQUIRED. Telling them that no thanks are needed helps to alleviate their anxiety.