COK Meal Ministry
The COK Meal Ministry is a ministry which serves the members of the parish who are in need of some short-term help in the form of a prepared meal after a life event such as: loss of a loved one, birth of a baby, or recovering from major surgery. It is the parish family's answer to "What can I do to help out?". We try and ease the burden after a major life event and demonstrate our compassion for one another by bringing them a meal.
The COK Meal Ministry is made of volunteers who will occasionally prepare and deliver a meal to someone in the parish family in need. This is a short-term scenario, generally lasting no more than 2 weeks.
How it works
- You will receive an email via Flocknote inviting you to join a "Meal Train" for a particular family. The email will contain a link to the Meal Train website. All volunteers will get the link, do not feel like you have to volunteer for every single one. We try and have enough volunteers that the workload is shared.
- The link will take you to the Meal Train website. If you do not have a Meal Train account, you can create one.
- From Meal Train, you will see the available dates to take your meal, any special instructions (diabetic for instance), how many people (for instance, there may be a Mom and 2 kids), and the address (with a map link).
- Note the "Volunteer for this" button in the list for any date you can volunteer for.
- Fill out the form and you're set. You will get a reminder email from Meal Train one day in advance (unless you opt otherwise).
Frequently Asked Questions
- Q: If I volunteer, do I need to make something every time? A: No. We try and have enough volunteers so that you should feel no need whatsoever to make something every time you get an invitation.
- Q: Who receives this? A: Parishioners in need of some temporary help after the loss of a loved one, major surgery, new baby, etc.
- Q: What about dishes? A: Use aluminum trays/containers you can use and not expect to get back. If you use your personal items, you'll need to arrange getting them back.
- Q: How about diabetics, etc? A: The Meal Train instuctions include any special notes such as allergies, diabetics, etc.
- Q: How long is a Meal Train? A: The goal is to assist parishioners no more than 2 weeks.