Help Meals on Wheels and Celebrate Family Meals
October 4, 2010 in Book Club Possibility, Elementary Educators, Fighting world poverty, Helping Girls and Women Around the World, High School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Picture Book, Preschool to 1st grade teachers, service learning projects Tags: family activities, family mealtimes, Helping Around the World, helping seniors, helping without money, meals on wheels
Here is a really cool AND SUPER EASY way to help people in the world. Have you heard of Meals on Wheels? Meals on Wheels is a program that delivers or provides meals for seniors who can’t afford them or who are homebound and can’t get out to get their own food. To find out more about Meals on Wheels, they have a great website where you can find out more here.
So, Barilla, who makes pasta products, has a deal on their website right now where they will donate $1.00 to Meals on Wheels for every click on their website. Go here to click. Then, once you’ve clicked, you can download a FREE Celebrity Pasta Lovers’ Cookbook. This is available through October 15, and all you need is Adobe Acrobat to read it. What a deal, huh? Help out and get celebrity recipes at the same time.
But even cooler are the ideas provided for family meal times. You can download a free guide for making family mealtime more meaningful. You can also read the tips they have under GETTING STARTED, such as: “Enjoy more frequent family meals.” OR “Allow Fewer Distractions.” There’s also expert dinner advice from Dr. William J. Doherty, Ph.D., who is a professor at the University of Minnesota in the department of family social science and the author of a book on family rituals, titled The Intentional Family. He has several articles on the website like: “Research on the Benefits of Family Meals” and “Connecting During Family Mealtime.”
Here is a link to his book on Amazon as well as a couple others you might be interested in!
And don’t forget to click on Barilla’s website to donate $1.00 to Meals on Wheels!