Home for Dinner Program
Prepare Dinner at our House
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 calendars for the months of October to December to plan your next Home for Dinner accordingly.
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
Our Home for Dinner Guidelines clearly outlines what you can expect in our Home for Dinner Program.
Planning Your Meal
Please ensure to follow proper Food Handling & Safety procedures. All meals must be prepared or assembled onsite at our House or delivered from a restaurant or catering service. 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 to please limit the amount of sweets.
Serving our Families
Prepare enough to feed at least 20 people. Dinner should be ready by 5 pm. Please have 2 - 3 volunteers available to clean up and put away leftovers by 6 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.
*Tax receipts are not issued for Home for Dinners.
Cater a Meal to 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 catering 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 must be prepared by a restaurant or in a commercial kitchen for approximately 25 people. We ask that you deliver 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 Cater a Meal at our Family Room please download and fill out our Cater a Meal Group Contact Form and send it to our Family Room & Volunteer Manager, Kasia James, by email at email@example.com or by fax at 204-787-4629.
Review our Cater a Meal Guidelines.
Determine a date.
Select either lunch or dinner with enough food to feed at least 25 people. Drinks and desserts are optional.
Please consider options such as: pizza, subs, pasta or food from your favourite restaurant.
Fill out and send our Cater a Meal Group Contact Form to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our office will confirm your meal date once the request is processed.
*Tax receipts are not issues for Cater a Meal.