Food is much more than a series of nutrients and calories. Food brings people together to celebrate the good times and helps sustain us during the tough times. When you provide food for others, you aren’t just providing a meal. You are providing a few extra minutes in their day, crossing off one thing on their to-do list and hopefully offering a tiny bit of comfort. We all need to eat. But sometimes, we can’t gather the energy to make dinner or even get to the grocery store. So sneak over to your grandmother’s house or your best friend’s apartment and leave them a dinner. Whether you are helping out new parents by dropping off a ready-to-bake tray of lasagna or bringing soup to a sick family member, I've come up with a few things to keep in mind.
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So think of someone who could use a dinner this week and get cooking! Be a dinner elf.