Our Mission

Our mission at Memorial Meals is to provide high quality, healthy meals to families in a time of need. We are a purpose driven company that strives for excellence in everything we do. We will never compromise quality or service.

INTEGRITY

This is the defining principle of who we are. We surround ourselves with the right people and stay committed to doing what’s right.

CUSTOMER COMMITMENT

We believe in exemplary customer service and a personal touch. Every decision we make has their best possible experience in mind.

ACCOUNTABILITY

We are accountable for our actions and strive for continual improvement and efficiency. Make today better than yesterday.

VALUE OUR PEOPLE

Our people are the core of our company. We are dedicated to developing our team to ensure our company stands out from the rest.

Our Company

"Delivering Meals From People Who Care"

Memorial Meals was an idea that Fred Gushwa had during the development and formation of his new national meal company.  The company began as an aftercare program for funeral homes to thank their clients for trusting them with the care of their loved ones.  The result was overwhelming and the families receiving the gift were incredibly appreciative for these warm delicious meals.  The funeral homes were receiving calls and letters thanking them for such an incredible gift at such a delicate time.

As the company was expanding, Memorial Meals was created.  Those working close on the project remembered the meals brought in when a close loved one passed.  The feeling of appreciation and kindness warms your heart with the offer of a meal when you feel as though there is no time or energy left to make them yourself.  The next natural step for the company was to evolve Memorial Meals into an online meal gifting program that allowed friends and family the ability to gift meals to their loved ones.


Memorial Meals' staff hopes every family experiencing the loss of a loved one has the chance to feel and taste the thoughfulness from "people who care".

Fred Gushwa (CEO)

Fred is a native of Sturgis, MI.  He has owned many successful companies in Sturgis and throughout Michigan such as multiple piano stores, Great Lakes Coffee and Chocolate, Hometown Welcome Program (current) and Memorial Meals.  When he’s not working he loves to spend time on Lake Michigan on his boat with his Golden Retriever, Riley and friends & family.

Tammy Wiegand
VP, Partnership Development

Tammy joined the Memorial Meals team bringing 20 years of extensive background and leadership expertise from the Calvin Klein & PVH brand. She has a talent to create team synergy and drive results through team collaboration. Her passion outside of work includes scuba diving as a Padi Dive Master in the Caribbean and Pacific oceans with her husband and family. Anyone that knows Tammy, knows she is an avid shark and ocean advocate!

Meg Dobberteen
Director of Customer Success

Meg joined the Memorial Meals team after working for Hometown Welcome. She brings a strong background in customer service and employee relations to the team. Meg has an incredible eye for detail and is passionate about creating customer loyalty and a customer success culture that will set us apart as a company. When Meg isn’t at work, you will find her spending time with her family or out on the disc golf course competing in Pro tournaments!

Riley
VP of Treats & Naps

Riley is a Golden Retriever and friend to all.  he is usually present at the front door eagerly waiting to welcome everyone into the office.  If he's not waiting by the door, he is walking around visiting the staff in their offices. Riley keeps everyone happy and in high spirits!