Adina and Scott, Founders of Take Them A Meal
How it all began...
In December of 2007, a close friend of ours collapsed from the sudden onset of a heart condition. The phone rang day and night because family, friends and neighbors wanted to help by bringing meals to her husband and four young children. We felt overwhelmed by the task of coordinating meals, but we wanted to help and knew the meals were needed. As a result, we designed a site that eliminated the need for making and receiving time-consuming phone calls.
Once the site was finished, we realized that meal scheduling is done not just when tragedy strikes, but when babies are born, when friends are receiving medical treatments, and in so many other situations. Before we knew it, many of our friends were making use of TakeThemAMeal.com and word was spreading. When a child in our community was severely injured, the family posted a link to Take Them A Meal on their blog, and a meal schedule for several months was filled overnight.
We made Take Them A Meal to help one family we care about deeply and that in itself made the site worthwhile. Now we are delighted to be able to continue share this tool around the world, so others may use it to help those in their community as well.
Adina and her dear friend, Rachel
Interested in hearing more about our story? Adina was featured on The Storied Recipe Podcast...