Hi Fellow Chowhounders:
I know this question is sort of the opposite of a Home Cooking question, but I need the advice of people who cook, and that's you.
I'd like to arrange meal delivery for friends who are going through a really hard time (beginning serious and debilitating medical treatment, related financial troubles, 2 young kids in the house, no family and few friends in their area...). If they were in NYC, I'd just place a weekly order of prepared foods with Fresh Direct. An internet search for Santa Barbara turned up only these Hollywood-type meal services for "detoxification" or "energy balancing" at insanely high prices. I'm looking for good, tasty normal food to feed a family.
I've become aware that there are some nationwide services that people use to set up meal delivery for elderly parents, for instance. (I think the food comes frozen for most of them, which would be fine.)
Has anyone ever used any of these companies? Or eaten any of their food?
I really value your opinions and need your advice. Thanks!