Like many homes, the kitchen is the heart of our Houses. After a long day at the hospital, many families are in need of a home-cooked meal.
Meals from the Heart volunteers work as a small group to plan a menu, purchase the ingredients and prepare the meal in our full service kitchens, allowing families to find nourishment and comfort in a shared meal.
Looking for recipe ideas?
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We have an online calendar for each of our ‘Meals from the Heart’ programs so your group can easily see what dates are open to cook:
‘Meals from the Heart’ at our Family Room does differ from our House meals program. Since we are in a hospital setting, all meal donations need to be catered or store purchased/sealed. Groups (maximum of 4 people – all over 16 years old) are welcome to bring a catered or store purchased/sealed meal for the families. Donors can plan to provide for about 20 people. All items must arrive ready to be served as we do not have a stove or full kitchen. For more information on providing a ‘Meal from the Heart’ at our Ronald McDonald Family Room or to book a date, contact Katie Allabough -
Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago
Senior Director of Community Relations KEvens@rmhccni.org 773.324.5437
If you see an “Open” date for the House where you’d like to cook, contact the appropriate House right away with your interest. Our staff will work with you to finalize the date and get you on the calendar!
Cooking a meal for our families is a truly rewarding experience and one you’ll never forget. Just ask our families: “I would have to say that we appreciate most, the meals… we love the sense of home and comfort when we are there.” “I enjoyed seeing the great joy on the faces of the volunteers who SO kindly donated their time to preparing meals for the families who were staying there. Those dinners were a blessing!”
Our Caring Partners
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana
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