We need one. Well, we think we do. Here's the thing: We're coordinating meals for a moms group we're part of, but is setting up an account at a website and inviting people to log in to choose a date really that much easier than a good old mass email (or a Google document)? Do any of you have a meal coordinating website you love? Here are a few that we've found:
• Meal Baby, which has the most modern and user-friendly, in our opinion. You choose dates on a calendar (rather than just writing in "August 2nd") and can also donate to families in need through the site.
• Take Them a Meal, which has a place to write dietary restrictions and instructions but pretty much looks like a standard spreadsheet.
• Care Calendar has buttons across the top of the calendar for maps, driving directions, contact the coordinator, send the recipient a message, etc.
• Food Tidings. We can't see much about this one without registering. Anyone used it?
The pros of these sites are that all of the information is in one place. The coordinator isn't constantly answering emails about the mom's food preferences or telling someone, again, where she lives. And you don't get caught up in long email threads when people reply all to an initial message.
However, we're not sure all the bells and whistles of these sites are necessary. (And people are going to email you with questions regardless. How about: "Can you tell me again how to log in to that website you sent?")
What's your opinion? And do you have any other sites to suggest? We'd love to know about them.
Related: Meals for New Moms: Make Lunch!