McCain Donation Helps Build Chicago’s New Ronald McDonald House

January 27, 2010

McCain Foods USA has donated $100,000 to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana (RMHC-CNI).  McCain’s donation will be used to help build the house’s state-of-the-art kitchen.

McCain Foods USA has donated $100,000 to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana (RMHC-CNI) to support the development of the new Ronald McDonald House in the heart of Chicago, which is set to open in 2012.  McCain’s donation will be used to help build the house’s state-of-the-art kitchen.

        “It is an honor for us to partner with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana on an undertaking that will provide care and comfort for families of hospitalized children,” said Frank Van Schaayk, of McCain Foods.  “As a company dedicated to great food, our true hope is that this effort will provide home-cooked meals and a nurturing environment where families can connect and replenish themselves while their children are in the hospital.”

        “We are thrilled McCain Foods is part of this lasting legacy in the heart of Chicago,” said Doug Porter, chief executive officer of RMHC-CNI.  “It’s an honor to be associated with a highly respected company that has a long-standing commitment to giving back to the community.”

        Employees at McCain Foods in Lisle, Illinois gathered on January 27th to celebrate the company’s donation to the new Ronald McDonald House.  Pictures from this great event are below.

        A long-term global supporter of the Ronald McDonald House Charities, McCain’s record of gifts to the organization over the past decade total more than $2 million.

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