Sympathy and Bereavements

Sending food in a time of need can be a comforting gift. We are often asked to send the gift of a meal to members of the community in their time of need. If you are planning a funeral or memorial service, shiva, celebration of life, or other ceremony, our staff are ready to help.

We want to be a resource for you and your family and friends when planning the details.

We will make recommendations for the food selection and the quantities needed for your event. We will prepare and present the food so it’s ready to go when you need it to be, including all of the serving utensils. We can also provide plates and utensils for your guests if they are needed. Our goal is to provide expertise and advice as well as helping you coordinate the food for your gathering.

We have over 35 years of experience making and delivering food to the Ann Arbor and surrounding area.

All of our staff, from our sales team, to our event planners, delivery drivers, and event servers, are exceptional service providers, and are able to provide kind and caring service when the stress of dealing with difficult situations arises. A gathering of family and friends to remember and celebrate the life of your loved one can be a cherished memory and reconnection and we’d be honored to provide the food and service and be a resource for you.

Call us at 734.663.3400 // Email us at [email protected]

Questions we ask to help coordinate your gathering:

Other services we provide

  • Coordinating gifts from several different people We can take separate orders from family and friends and we will keep track of what food types and quantities are being sent and make recommendations as to how much food is needed. If several different people will want to contribute over multiple days, we will keep track of total food quantities and types of food and make suggestions for keeping the menu cohesive.
  • Gift messages and condolences We can provide a condolence card with any orders from family or friends who are out of town.
  • Coordinating details for delivery and service We can contact the venue where the gathering will take place to find out what their space constraints and facilities can support, and find out what tables, serving ware, and other amenities they provide. We regularly work with many local venues, and we can design the menu around any constraints the venue has.

Pickup or delivery

Come by to pick up and deliver your gift in person, or have us deliver it for you. We can include a personalized note card for you as well. Choose the items you’d like to send from our menu and call us to arrange the pick-up or delivery time.

Full service event

For small or large groups, this is the no stress option. You select the menu, and we’ll send along service staff to your event. You and your friends and family can spend time together not having to worry about the details, and we’ll take care of all the set-up, clean-up and everything in between.


If you need a place to host your event, Zingerman’s Greyline located in Downtown Ann Arbor can be reserved to host up to 200 guests. We also can provide a list of other venues that are located in the Ann Arbor & SE Michigan area.

Menu suggestions





Deli Trays & Sandwiches


Call us at 734.663.3400 // Email us at [email protected]

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