Special Needs Meals

Providing Special Needs Meals As Needed

Often churches delegate tasks to committees. One such committee can be Congregational Care, Hospitality, or Special Needs Outreach.

Their mission is to provide meals and comfort at particular events in the church’s life. These events will include births, funerals, and hospitalization of its members.

Providing meals blesses a new mother, comforts a family after the death of a loved one, or offers support to someone just returning home from a stay in the hospital.

Meals are coordinated, provided, and delivered by members of the committee, either as a group, or rotated through each member. Much will depend on the size and activities of your church.

These committees could also coordinate efforts to supply summer meals for children who usually receive free lunches during the school year, but during the summer are in need. Perhaps you can establish a local food bank, or provide volunteers for one already in the community. Maybe a monthly delivery of collected food for a few local families who need the help.

Explore your church and community and pray God to show the needs you can fill, with blessings abounding!

James 2:14-17 encourages us: “Dear brothers, what’s the use of saying that you have faith and are Christians if you aren’t proving it by helping others? Will that kind of faith save anyone?  If you have a friend who is in need of food and clothing, and you say to him, “Well, good-bye and God bless you; stay warm and eat hearty,” and then don’t give him clothes or food, what good does that do? So you see, it isn’t enough just to have faith. You must also do good to prove that you have it. Faith that doesn’t show itself by good works is no faith at all—it is dead and useless.”