It is always nice to have a simple snack or light meal to start or end a program.
We encourage you to make it sustainable so you don’t burn yourself out or burn you co-hosts out. We have seen that sometimes hosts will make a scrumptious 5 course meal which is fantastic but you don’t want to create an expectation that you can’t maintain. If you are able to offer those type of meals then please go ahead and do so but it isn’t 100% necessary to keep the program alive.
One suggestion is you can save the big feasts for more important occasions but your regular Prasadam offerings can be lighter and simpler to make.
Someone may feel encouraged to host in their home if they know that either you will help them with the Prasadam offerings or they see that the preparations can be simple.
(For example, tea and popcorn or cookies)
Don’t overwhelm yourself unnecessarily so the programs can continue unhindered.