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

Finding the Right Words: what to say after someone has died

When we know someone who has lost a loved one, it’s hard to know exactly what to say to them when we see them at the wake or funeral, or maybe just putting words into a sympathy card can be difficult. Then in the weeks and months that follow, what is and is not appropriate to talk about, and how do we continue to express our sympathy?

Below are just a few tips for different scenarios on how to express your feelings genuinely and succinctly.

In a sympathy card:

Grief After a Suicide

All loss of life and the subsequent grief is difficult, but grieving after a suicide can be particularly hard because of conflicting feelings you may be having about your loved one who chose to take their life. Here are a few things to remember as you deal with this difficult time.

Cooking to Grieve

In the early stages of grief, cooking or eating something our lost loved one used to make can be difficult and painful. However, as we move through grief, cooking can become a certain kind of therapy.