Frequently Asked Questions


How do I prepare the meals at home?


It varies from item to item, but here are some general guidelines.  Entrees in bags can be microwaved, boiled in a bag or opened and heated in a separate container.  Entrees in oven containers can be removed from the bag and reheated in an oven at 325 degrees Fahrenheit.  All products requiring heating should be warmed to a minimum of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.


Can I pick up both weekly meals at one time?


Yes.  Please let us know you would like to pick-up both Tuesday and Thursday's meals on Thursday; however, the meal for Tuesday should be consumed first.  Thursday's meals cannot be picked-up on Tuesday due to it's shelf-life.


How long does the food stay fresh?


Meals should promptly be taken home upon pick-up.  Immediately prepare, refrigerate or freeze.  Under proper refrigeration, the meal should be acceptable three days from our preparation.


Statistics


  • ​Research shows that children who have regular meals with their parents do better in every way, from better grades, to healthier relationships, to staying out of trouble.
  • They are 42% less likely to drink, 50% less likely to smoke, and 66% less likely to smoke marijuana.
  • Regular family dinners protect girls from bulimia, anorexia, and diet pills.  Family dinners also reduce the incidents of childhood obesity.
  • ​For those of us with aging parents, advances in medicine have extended life expectancy to a record high of 78.7 years.  Living longer means more years spent in the struggles that accompany old age.
  • Recent studies have shown that 1 out of 4 older Americans suffer from malnutrition.​


Why doesn't Meals 4 Home provide condiment packets, napkins, or salad dressings?


Our objective is to be responsible stewards.  Unused packets and paper products may end up in the trash. Extra labor to order and inventory items increase costs. We believe in minimizing waste.  Besides, everyone has personal preferences.