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Upgraded Security

9 Aug

Hi friends! Just to let you know, we’ve upgraded our security with our search function. When someone goes to our site and searches for a schedule, they’ll now be required to request to participate. This is a very good thing, as it keeps the personal information of the recipient safe.

So you can rest easy with using Food Tidings, knowing that the information on our site is not available to just anyone. They must be invited by someone or approved by the organizer to be invited. 🙂

-Lisa

Pinterest!!

16 Jul

Hi friends! I am SO excited to share with you that Food Tidings now has it’s own Pinterest page! We have all kinds of boards that we’ve started with so many ideas that will inspire you to no end! I have to tell you that I just LOVE pinterest, so this is the best part of my job!!

We’d absolutely love it if you would follow our boards… just click here to get to our boards, then click “follow all”. And then go be inspired!!

-Lisa 🙂

NEW FEATURE: Upload a picture!

17 Jun

Hi friends, I have SUPER exciting news! We have just gone live with a new feature that I’ve been dying for you all to see and experience… organizers can now upload a picture to represent each schedule they create!! I’m just sooo happy to share this with you because it will make each and every schedule you create that much more personal and special.

Oh, and you can even upload a picture to existing schedules. Just go to your dashboard, and click on “edit schedule”. Under the picture at the top right, you can click “upload”, choose the picture you’d like to use, and viola! This will be the picture associated with your schedule.

When you attach the schedule link in a post on Facebook or in a personal message on Facebook, this uploaded picture will show up next to the link. Pretty fancy, huh!? Our IT team is AWESOME!!! 🙂

Have a wonderful week, and let me know if you have any questions!

-Lisa

Have A Meal Delivered!!

24 May

We are SO very excited to share with you that we now offers the option of having a meal delivered to your friends and family!!

Thank you to The TLC Kitchen for helping to make this possible! They make chef prepared meals in their USDA approved kitchen, and deliver them anywhere in the continental US. The meals are delicious, and they’re delivered in a cooler with dry ice. So they can be eaten right away or frozen to enjoy at a later time.

This is an incredible option for family and friends who live out of town and still want to show their love and support. It’s great for those who go to sign up for a day on a meal schedule, only to find that the schedule is full. And it’s great for those who just have a busy life and still want to help, but making a meal just isn’t in the cards for now.  Or it’s just a great way to change things up a bit.

We are just super excited about this, and can’t wait for you all to try it out!!

Have a wonderful weekend as we remember all the amazing men and women who have given their lives serving this great country we live in.

-The Food Tidings Team

 

***Update*** Can Enter Canadian Zip Codes!

3 May

Hi all! I have a great update for you. We got word from one of our wonderful Canadian Food Tidings users, and she let us know that she wasn’t able to enter Canadian zip codes since we updated our site to the new version. I’m happy to say that we have corrected that, and Canadian zip codes are now able to be entered!

We are so excited to have Food Tidings into Canada as well as several other countries. It’s just amazing to watch as the word gets out about our site. Thank you all!!

-The Food Tidings Team

New Feature! Schedule Link…

30 Apr

Hi all! I have great news… our awesome IT team has finished up another feature that many of you have been anxiously awaiting. We now have a schedule link available at the bottom of the invite page for you to copy and paste into a personal invitation through your own email! You can also use this link to invite friends via Facebook.

This will make things even easier as the organizer, which is what we here at Food Tidings are going for. Our goal is to make this process of organizing and signing up to bring a meal schedule as simple as possible, so that you’re not bogged down with details and you are free to continue to serve others.

We know you’re making a huge difference in others’ lives…. by creating meal schedules and singing up to bring meals for those you love, you’re creating and utilizing opportunities for others to bring joy, love, compassion, support, and care to people. Food is just the vehicle that those wonderful things are brought to that person!!

-The Food Tidings Team 🙂

 

Calendar Function

27 Mar

Hi all!

Just a quick update from behind the scenes here… our amazing IT Team is hard at work on many new features coming up, and one of them just went live this afternoon. You can now choose specific days OR a date range when creating or editing a schedule. This makes things that much easier to help others… keep it up! We appreciate you all- you ROCK!!!

-The Food Tidings Team 🙂

Link Facebook Account

14 Mar

Did you know you can now link your Facebook account with your Food Tidings account? Here are the simple steps to do this…

1. Log in to Food Tidings using your email address that you already have for your current Food Tidings account. (don’t log in with Facebook yet)

2. At the top left of the screen, click on “profile”.

3. Once on the profile screen, click where it says “Link Facebook Account”. It’s on the right side of the screen, and it’s a pink button. **

4. It should link you right up! Now you can login to Food Tidings with your Facebook account, and all of your info will be there! The other thing I love about this is that there’s now a thumbnail of your picture next to your name, and it will be there when you sign up for a meal!

** If you get to the profile screen, and it says “Unlink your Facebook Account”, that means you’ve already done this. You’re ahead of the game! 🙂

Thanks so much to all of you as we are transitioning into our new site. We’ve had a few snags, but our IT team is AMAZING, and they’re totally on top of things as they  come in. We are here for anything you need, so please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions, concerns, suggestions. We’d love to hear what you are enjoying about the site as well!!

We have many amazing features that we plan to be adding in the next 3-6 months, so stay tuned because it’s only going to get better from here!! Have a great afternoon!

-Lisa

 

Drum roll please………..

8 Mar

The NEW Food Tidings website is now LIVE!!!! We are doing a happy dance right now!! And the best part… this is only the BEGINNING of wonderful new things to come with Food Tidings.

We truly appreciate all of you, and thank you from the bottom of our hearts for using Food Tidings as a tool to help others in your community. We feel grateful that we can play just small part in making it easier for you to help others and make a difference in their lives by providing this website to you.

We’d love to hear what you think of the site, or if you have any questions or suggestions for us. Thanks again, and have a fantastic weekend!!

Just Days Away…

2 Mar

We’re only days away from our NEW Food Tidings site launch, and we’re SO excited! Here are a few previews of what the site will be like, to give you a little sneak peek…

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Our NEW Food Tidings logo!

 

homepage

Our NEW Food Tidings homepage!

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NEW Food Tidings Dashboard

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NEW Food Tidings Schedule Page!

The initial launch will provide all the functionality of the current site, along with some upgrades. Also, notice new features that provide options for meal delivery and giving in other ways, plus interaction with the recipient and with fellow participants in the schedule. These will become available in the closely following iterations of the new Food Tidings, post initial launch. Let’s do this!