At Dream Dinners, our mission is to grow great kids by promoting the family dinner. We are working continuously to strengthen American families by bringing the homemade meal back to the dinner table. For more than a decade, we have work to change the lives of our guests with our Homemade, Made Easy offerings.
Throughout the years we have heard many stories of sadness and hardship, but we continue to hear stories of joy, triumph and reasons to be thankful.
Kim A. — Plainville, MA ( October #DinnerEffect Winner)
A couple of co-workers were aware of our quickly spiraling lives and decided to start a collection with intentions of lightening our load just a smidge. They have no idea how much of a smidge that was… They traveled from Boston to Plainville to assemble meals, surprising me at my second job with a trunk filled with a month’s worth of ‘home-cooked’ meals. Just like that-we had ready-made hot meals to serve with ease! It was time to NOT have to think, gather around the table TOGETHER-recoup and replenish whatever strength we could muster-and get ready to conquer the next challenge! That experience taught us that just sitting down together makes you stronger; and truthfully, there is no better way to just sit-then over a good, hot meal. You feel better and can handle more when you have a healthy and full belly. We are happy to say that after all the downs-there came some ups. We have a house, our second son is medically stable and we have since added a third little boy to our brood. To this day-we still make Dream Dinners a monthly priority so we have no excuse to eat ‘scattered’ dinners-we eat meals as a FAMILY. We know (from experience) that this routine makes us each more capable of conquering what may lie ahead tomorrow…
Rachel L. — San Diego, CA
Sheila R. — Solana Beach, CA
We started using Dream Dinners shortly after my daughter bought her first horse at age 9. I drove her to the barn every day after school and we stayed until dark. (I called it “The Place Where Time Stands Still.”) The last thing I wanted to do when I got home was plan a meal, and I didn’t want to prepare anything with more than five ingredients. Our diet improved dramatically after a friend told me about Dream Dinners. We love the variety, quality and value it provides. Even though we are now empty nesters, we continue to fill our freezer each month with 3-serving meals. The extra meal is placed in a Chinese take-out container. I write the date on top and the name of the meal on the side. Every morning before he leaves for work, my husband selects a leftover for his lunch bag. He told me he loves to open the refrigerator door and see the little white boxes standing at attention, eager to be chosen for his next meal. Thank you, Dream Dinners; we’ve never eaten better!
Kristel M. — Ventura, CA
These four families are just a few of the many submission we received for our October #DinnerEffect contest — thank you for taking the time to submit your experience with Dream Dinners.
Enter for your chance to win a $75 Dream Dinners gift card by sharing your story. For more information please visit our #DinnerEffect contest page. (Currently accepting for November.)