Samaritan (Long-term illness)

Samaritan (Long-term illness)


The Samaritan Meals ministry prepares meals for Parkside families who are in the midst of long-term, difficult situations.  Volunteers prepare a meal and deliver it to a family in their area who is in the midst of a difficult situation.

The Process

When a person or family is in need of meals due to surgery, extended illness or other incapacitation, they will call the church office.  A Samaritan Meal Ministry (SMM) Leader will then be assigned to coordinate the meals.  

The SMM Leader will contact the leaders of any ministries or church groups in which the family is involved.  Potential meal providers will be called to ask if they would be willing to prepare and deliver a meal to the family in need.  A day will then be assigned that is convenient for the volunteer.  The volunteer will be provided directions to the home, a delivery time, and any other pertinent information (such as food allergies or restrictions, family size, etc.).

Click here for general instructions>

Click here for sample dinner meals>

Please contact Alicia Horn via email if you are interested in serving on this team.

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  • Feb

    General Instructions

    As a general guideline, please bring meals that are ready to serve.  For instance, cook rice and noodles so they only need to be warmed before serving.  Our goal is to limit a family’s work load, so if you can prevent any step in serving the meal, please do so!

  • Feb

    Sample Dinner Meals

    These menus are meant as a guide to give you an idea what kind of meal you might bring.  We do not assign specific meals, but you may be asked what you intend to bring so that, when possible, we can avoid providing one family with several similar meals in a row.


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