Get on Board the Meal Train

mealTrainBadge275275Lately I feel a day doesn’t go by when I’m not amazed by technology.  Probably a lot of this is driven by the fact that I just came into the modern cell phone era, and treated myself to an iPhone.   The ease of texting with my kids to facilitate their daily schedules has opened up a whole new world to me.   Texting on my old cell phone was just short of torture.

The latest very smart  website I just became aware of can be explored at mealtrain.com.  I’m sure many of us have brought dinner over to a friend or a neighbor in the past due to illness, a new baby, or a death in the family.  I’m sure many of us have organized neighborhood meal offerings as well – coordinating times, days and types of food being delivered.  Well, enter mealtrain.com – a website that makes this undertaking so amazingly easy for everyone.

Once registered on mealtrain.com, the recipient of the meals can specify any special needs, time/schedule requirements, and of course likes and dislikes.  The link is then sent out to a chain of friends and/or neighbors, who can then sign up for a specified date, and write in the menu that will be delivered.  You can see the schedule of meal deliveries, as well as the types of meals being prepared, so as not to duplicate.  You then will receive an email reminder before you are scheduled to deliver your meal.

Having been on the “manual” end of orchestrating a “meal train” – I think this concept is brilliant.  I just signed up to deliver a meal to a neighbor, and it was completely user friendly and hassle free.

This is the type of news I like to share – ways to make what we like to undertake as simple and straight forward as possible!

Comments

  • Charlotte Says:
    1-22-2011 17:19:57

    As the most inventive chef I know, I’d like to purchase a ticket on your meal train (with reruns of Soul Train playing too please)


  • Michael Says:
    1-23-2011 15:38:30

    Hi Anne and Elaine, thanks for sharing the site with your readers! I would love to know how you found us. I appreciate the support and have linked the post to our facebook page. Please email if you would be willing to share your meal train story in more detail as we are always getting request from writers looking to profile a user of mealTrain.com

    All the best.
    Michael
    Co-Founder of mealTrain.com


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