The difference a hot meal can make.
The Difference A Hot Meal Can Make
One of the most important services we offer is a hot meal for families.
Breakfast, lunch, and simple snacks throughout the day are ‘self-serve’ for our guests. Through generous donations, we keep our pantry and refrigerators stocked so families can help themselves to whatever is available. Every day for lunch and dinner, we prepare and serve a hot meal for our families – 365 days a year.
We keep a meal calendar and try to have a planned meal either donated or prepared in-house by volunteers every night. As you can imagine, keeping the calendar full month-in and month-out can be a challenge. So, for nights when fresh-prepared meals are not on the schedule, we tend to look through the freezer for casseroles or leftovers that we can re-heat to serve our families. That said, donated meals are clearly one of our greatest needs and there are two ways you can help.
Chef for a Day is an opportunity to cook a home-style meal onsite at RMHC. Just bring the ingredients you need and prepare your dish right here in our kitchen. It’s a great way to interact with volunteers and guests – and to witness first-hand the impact your donation is making.
Lunches with Love is an outreach for families with children receiving care in the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology unit of the hospital. These meals are packaged in to-go containers and taken to the Peds HEMOC unit by a volunteer each afternoon. It’s a chance to prepare or cater a quick meal – store-bough sandwiches or quick-bite foods for families are great options for these meals.
If you are interested in donating a meal for our families, we would love to hear from you!
Whether you would like to bring in and serve a meal that you’ve purchased or prepare the entire meal here at RMHC, you’ll find a kitchen stocked and well-equipped with all of the tools a cook might need. Its size lends itself well to groups wishing to prepare a family meal together. If you have co-workers, neighbors, or even church friends who might enjoy making a family meal, just fill out the form below.
Chef For a Day / Lunches With Love
If you are specifically interested in providing a meal for our families either through our Chef for a Day or Lunches with Love programs, please fill out the form below and one of our team members will follow up with more information as soon as possible.