Make it Easy
As a general guideline please bring meals that are ready to serve (i.e. cook rice and noodles so that they only need to be waremed). Our goal is to limit a new mother's work load, so when possible, elimiate steps in the serving of the meal.
If you have time and energy, consider packing a few extra items for the tired parents and new baby. Some ideas: paper plates, candles or some soothing dinner music. Have your children make a card while you are cooking, or take along some fresh flowers.
1) Bring your dinner in disposable containers so that the new mother will not have to worry about returning any dishes.
2) Take special note regarding the mother and her family for any known allergies or foods to avoid (your team leader will discuss these with you).
3) Bring written directions and the phone number with you when you deliver the meal in the event you become lost!
4) Deliver your meal as quickly and efficiently as possible. Provide any cooking instructions in writing.
5) Do not bring your own children into the new mother’s home.
6) You do not need to call and confirm your delivery date and time, as your leader has already done so. In the event you need to change a day or time, contact your leader.
7) General meal plan should consist of a main dish, vegetable or salad, bread and dessert.
8) Please bring enough food so the main dish can feed the family for two nights.