Some food for thought on sympathy gifts

It has long been tradition to bring food to a grieving family as a sympathy gift but, because of distance or busy schedules, that’s not always possible. That’s where we come in. Let Sympathy Food prepare and deliver a delicious, chef-prepared meal that lets them know you care. Simply select your gift and we'll take care of the rest. With every gift, we offer a complimentary card so you can write your sympathy message.

From our customers

I lost a daughter a few years ago and there were lots of beautiful flowers that were nice but the food that my coworkers and neighbors and churchmembers brought me and my family was so greatly appreciated because if it wasn’t for that food my family probably would not of eaten because I could not function very well and cooking was not on my mind. So from someone who has been through this food was welcomed!

— Ami R.

“When my grandfather died, my grandmother was inundated with flowers. Some were taken to the cemetery and some were brought back to her house. What was most appreciated was a gift she received from Sympathyfood.com™. Some ‘out of state’ friends sent a lasagna tray and pie and she was able to enjoy it for several days.”

— Rebecca G.

Sympathy Etiquette

Grief and Loss for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month in addition to National Caregiver Month. In the United States alone there are estimated to be more than 15 million Alzheimers and Dementia caregivers.

Recognizing Caregivers

November is National Family Caregivers Awareness month. Each year, the caregiver population grows as more and more people take on the role and devote themselves to helping loved ones with a chronic condition, disability, or who are struggling with the effects of age.

The physical and emotional stress of caregiving can be huge. If you have a friend or loved one who has taken on the role of caregiver, take some time out this month to recognize them for their compassion. Here are a few suggestions that may help you recognize the caregiver in your life:

Bereavement After Caregiving

Each year, more and more people are caring for loved ones with a chronic condition, disability, or the effects of old age. The Caregiver Action Network reports that as many as 90 million people in the United States have taken on the role of caregiver, with two out of every five adults being caregivers in some way, shape or form.

November is National Family Caregivers Awareness month. In 2013, 39% of all Americans were caring for a loved one who was sick or disabled, a 9% increase from 2010.