Ronald McDonald House near Advocate Children’s Meals from the Heart

‘Meals from the Heart’

Check out the video below about our ‘Meals from the Heart’ program!



Volunteer to provide a home-cooked meal for our families

As the saying goes, “the kitchen is the heart of every home”. The meals you provide bring love into the Ronald McDonald House every day, allowing families to unwind, de-stress, and fortify their bodies to be at their best for their child in the hospital.



Meals from the Heart volunteers work as a group to plan a menu, purchase the ingredients, and prepare the meal in our full service kitchen, allowing families to find nourishment and comfort in a shared meal.


Step 1:

Visit our online calendar and choose three available dates. On our calendar, available meal times are listed as OPEN. If a day or time is blank, that means that there are other activities going on in the House that preclude a meal being served at that time. 

*You will need three available dates to complete step 2 below.


*Our calendar and other areas of our website are not compatible with the recent Internet Explorer upgrade.  Should you have problems viewing, consider using an alternate web browser.  Please call Brittany at 630.623.5533 for assistance.


Step 2:

Complete our ‘Meals from the Heart’ application below.




Please contact Brittany Wozniak
Volunteer Services Manager 

P. 630.623.5533

General Information


Service Day Information