Home for Dinner Program
Prepare Dinner at our House
Our Home for Dinner Program is suspended until further notice.
Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation and recommendations from the Manitoba Minister of Health, Seniors and Active Living Cameron Friesen, and Premier of Manitoba Brian Pallister, we are modifying our Home for Dinner Program. Groups are encouraged to consider alternative means to support this valuable service to our families through a catered meal, delivery of groceries for our staff to prepare a meal. or monetary donation that will be directed to the meal program.
RMHC Manitoba is committed to the health, safety and well-being of our community. The RMHC Manitoba team is closely monitoring the global, national and local COVID-19 situation with our first priority in mind - the health and safety of the families we serve, our Chapter staff, volunteers and supporters.
RMHC Manitoba acknowledges and deeply values the generosity of our Home for Dinner supporters. We look forward to rescheduling our Home for Dinners when it is safe to to so for all involved.
We thank you for your understanding and continued support.
After a long day at the hospital, there is nothing more appreciated than a home-cooked meal. Get together with friends, family or co-workers to plan a menu and prepare a comforting dinner for our families. We provide the kitchen, you provide the food. Whether a one time event or a monthly, we invite you to come to our House and share your culinary skills with our families.
We are always looking for groups to prepare a home-cooked meal for our families at the House. The Home for Dinner Program is a great team building experience and an excellent way to offer our families the opportunity to spend more time together. Check out our Home for Dinner Program 2020 calendar to view available dates. Home for Dinner volunteers must either be 18 years of age or older or supervised by an adult if under 18.
If you would like to sign up for our Home for Dinner Program please download and fill out our Home for Dinner Group Contact Form and send it to our House Manager, Pat Battellino, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax at 204-774-2160.
Review our Home for Dinner Guidelines & Food and Safety Guidelines
Our Home for Dinner Guidelines clearly outlines what you can expect in our Home for Dinner Program. There is metered parking available on Bannatyne Avenue and Kate Street. Please do not park in the family back parking lot.
Planning Your Meal
Please review our Food & Safety Handling Guidelines and share with your group. All meals must either be prepared or assembled onsite at our House or purchased from a licensed commercial kitchen. Our kitchen accommodates up to 6 people, including children, and has all of the cookware and utensils needed to prepare your meal. You decide the menu, but we encourage you to contact our House Manager to find out what has recently been served to avoid duplication. Well-rounded menus (salad, main dish, side and fruit) are recommended – we ask that you please limit the amount of sweets.
Serving our Families
Prepare enough to feed at least 20 people. Dinner should be ready by 5 pm.
Serving Your Meal
Meals are served buffet style. Although many families may not be present at the time the food is prepared, all meals are thoroughly enjoyed when our families return from the hospital.
Cleaning up after your meal is sincerely appreciated. This includes cleaning and returning all kitchen utensils, wiping down counters and loading the dishwasher.
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Fund a Meal for our Family Room
Something as simple as having a nourishing meal at the hospital is very meaningful to families with sick children. And because families want to stay close to their children, they often do not leave the hospital to get food. You can provide a little comfort to our families by funding a meal to our Ronald McDonald Family Room.
There are opportunities to provide a meal for families visiting our Family Room located within HSC Children's Hospital, just a short walk from PICU and NICU. The Family Room can be found at Yellow Deer Zone, Level 3 (CE-3 - 840 Sherbrook Street). All meals will be prepared by our volunteers for approximately 25 people. We ask you to fund the meal and we invite you to take a tour of our space and serve/join families.
If you would like to sign up to Fund a Meal at our Family Room please contact our Family Room & Volunteer Manager, Kasia James, by email at email@example.com
Determine a date.
Our office will confirm your meal date once the request is processed.
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