URGENT HOUSE MEAL GROUP NEEDS:
These are upcoming dates WITHOUT meal groups signed up to serve at the downtown campus (Longfellow or Wylie Houses). Can you help us fill these calendar gaps and feed families?
(Friday, October 6th), (Friday, November 3rd), (Saturday, November 4th), and (Monday, November 6th)
The RMHC-KC Meal Program
Gather a group of coworkers, family members, friends or other community members to come volunteer in our Houses or Ronald McDonald Family Rooms preparing food for the families that stay with us! Your gift of a warm plate of food or an individually packaged meal allows the families staying at RMHC-KC to enjoy freshly prepared food while they are away from home.
HOW IT WORKS
By signing up to serve, your group of will choose the menu, bring all of the ingredients needed, and prepare 40-50 meals in our kitchens. Your group will serve cafeteria-style to families then package remaining food into individual containers for those who can’t make it to the meal time to enjoy later.
Meal Time Opportunities
10:30 AM – Start lunch preparations
12:30 PM – Lunch is ready to serve
1:00 PM – Begin packing up leftovers
3:30 PM – Start dinner preparations
5:30 PM – Dinner is ready to serve
6:00 PM – Begin packing up leftovers
(LONGFELLOW AND WYLIE HOUSES)
Provide a meal at one of our Houses on our downtown campus. Each kitchen can accommodate 5-10 volunteers and is equipped with basic cookware essentials.
FAMILY ROOM IN CHILDREN’S MERCY HOSPITAL
Provide a meal in our “little House” inside Children’s Mercy’s Hospital. The Ronald McDonald Family Room kitchen can accommodate 6 volunteers and is equipped with basic cookware essentials.
FAMILY ROOM IN OVERLAND PARK REGIONAL
Provide a meal in our “little House” inside Overland Park Regional Medical Center. The Ronald McDonald Family Room kitchen can accommodate 6 volunteers and is equipped with basic cookware essentials.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Are children allowed to join the meal group?
A: Kids are welcome to volunteer as long as they are old enough to contribute to the volunteer experience and are supervised by their guardian on site. We do also ask that you consider any kids as part of the volunteer total when considering the maximum number of volunteers for an opportunity. For groups that are a majority minors, we ask that they are over the age of 13 but if a couple of kids are coming in addition to the group, we don’t have an age requirement.
Q: “What meals get served the most often?
A: We are beyond grateful for any meals volunteer meal groups can provide! We do get a lot of pasta with red sauce, so any variation away from that is much appreciated, (especially by our families who have been here for weeks or months). Preparing your favorite food, opposite season food, and putting a slight twist on classics (Use a non red sauce with pasta instead) can be a great way to help provide some variation for families! Check out our
menu ideas page for some inspiration!