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The Meal Service Timeline

Lunch: 10:30AM – 1:30pm
Dinner: 3:30 – 6:30pm

At Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City, families spend long days coming and going from the hospital and often have little time or energy to prepare a meal.

Your gift of a warm plate of food or an individually packaged meal allows the parents and children staying at RMHC-KC to enjoy freshly prepared food anytime!

PREP         Arrival: Lunch 10:30AM / Dinner 3:30PM

Arrival time is flexible! Need more time to prepare? Just ask to come earlier!

All food must be prepared in our kitchens.

Plan to bring all of the ingredients required for your menu.

Our kitchens are fully stocked with basic supplies.

PLATE         Serve: Lunch 12:30PM – 1:00 PM / Dinner 5:30PM – 6:00PM

We advertise a 5:30pm serve time to families.

We serve cafeteria-style!

As families move through the line, volunteers add to the plate or to-go container.

Pro-tip: Plate as you see each family arrive!

PACK         Start “Wrapping Up” Lunch 1:00PM / Dinner 6:00PM

As the “Plating” time ends or you see fewer families -package ALL remaining food into individual portions/containers.

We’ll provide various sized containers, baggies, foil, and plastic wrap!

Packing tip! Pack as if it is takeout that you’d want to enjoy 12 hours later! (Everything does not need to be in the same container.)

Label all containers with today’s date and the meal inside.

Please do not leave behind large containers of food on the counters or in the fridges.

Thank you for your help making food safe and accessible to all of the families staying here!

Please see our Safe Food Handling Guidelines to ensure the safety of all the families.