NOURISHMENT + COMMUNITY
If you're pregnant or have recently given birth, and don't have
family or friends nearby to bring you home cooked meals,
we are here for you!
WHO WE ARE
Mama Meal Train in Turlock, California, is a 100% volunteer based program. We deliver FREE home cooked meals to new mothers/mothers of newborns and their families, who are in need or don't have family nearby.
WHY WE DO IT
Sharing the load + helping mothers in a delicate time
NEW BABIES / NEW CHALLENGES
Receiving home cooked, wholesome meals is an amazing gift and one less thing the family has to worry about. But when mothers/parents head home and have no family nearby or don’t have family that is able to bring them food, they suffer and so does their baby. Stress, hunger, postpartum depression, anxiety and more can all set in. This can lead to illness of the mother and the baby. If we can help avoid that by offering these mothers and families nourishing meals, we can aid in their recovery and give them more time to spend with their new little one
Names/information/situation of our mothers and their families are
We provide meals for the first 2 weeks after the mother is home, every other night (or less if requested by the mother/family). Someone will leave the food at your front door, in a box- you don't even have to get out of bed!
Pregnancy and labor deplete not only your energy but so much of your body's nutrients. Providing wholesome, healthy, home cooked meals after birth is very important for the health of the new mother and the new baby, especially if the baby is nursing. Mothers can recover faster and gain the energy they need to care for their newborn (and possibly the rest of their family), when they have nutrient dense foods to fulfill their appetitie.
Our program is 100% volunteer based. As a volunteer, you will be asked to provide one meal per "train." This means you will purchase, bake/cook, pack up and deliver the meal to this mother's front door.