339-A North El Camino Real
(In the Michael’s Shopping Center)
DREAM DINNERS ENCINITAS
Dream Dinners is a national meal-assembly company that brings families together around the dinner table. Dedicated to giving families more time to do what they love, Dream Dinners, the originator and leader of the meal assembly industry, continues to bring parents and children together over easy, homemade meals. Dream Dinners meals are made from scratch in-store with wholesome ingredients and then cooked at home with minimal preparation.
Staying true to Dream Dinners’ mission of “growing great kids” while giving back to the local community and fighting hunger in the U.S. and abroad, the Encinitas location, which opened on March 4, hosted a large-scale meal packing event during its grand reopening celebration in partnership with Friends & Family Community Connection through Dream Dinners’Living the Dream Foundation. Over the course of the evening, the store packed enough meals to feed 6,000 people in Haiti. In addition to meals packed during the grand reopening event, the Dream Dinners Encinitas store will donate an additional six-serving meal to Haiti for every meal sold during the month of March.
“We’ve been giving back to the community since we opened in 2006 through service and meal donation,” said storeowner, Valerie Bass. “We are blessed to be able to support our local schools, teachers and other community groups. However, it’s not just about feeding our children, but the children around the world. Everyone that volunteers at these events makes a measurable difference and helps stamp out starvation here and abroad.”
“Each month we help more than 400 customers provide healthy dinners for their families. By ‘loving with food,’ families can come back to the table, spend quality time with one another and focus on the moments that matter,” said Bass, who has operated a Dream Dinners franchise for 12 years. “For the many customers who come back to us each and every month, Dream Dinners is more than just a meal solution – it’s a lifestyle. And I’m proud to play a role in making their lives easier and more meaningful.”