Family Meal Program

The Family Meal Program provides support to families who are taking care of their sick children, and often don’t have the time, funds, or energy to prepare a home-cooked meal. After a long day at the hospital, a hot meal is a blessing! There are several ways you can help us feed our families:

  • Option 1: Come cook in our kitchen (this option requires scheduling. Please send an email to volunteer@rmhcswfl.org so we can add you on our meal calendar.)
    • You select a recipe
    • You shop for the ingredients
    • On your scheduled cooking date, you bring all your ingredients to the Ronald McDonald House and cook dinner in our fully stocked kitchen!
    • Families enjoy a delicious dinner!
  • Option 2: Delivery from local restaurants (this option requires scheduling. Please send an email to volunteer@rmhcswfl.org so we can add you on our meal calendar.)
    • You pick a local restaurant
    • You order dinner, pick it up, and drop it off (or use a delivery service)
    • RMHC Staff creates a yummy spread
    • Families enjoy a delicious dinner!
  • Option 3: Gift Cards
    • You pick a local restaurant or grocery store
    • You purchase a gift card (values- $50-$100)
    • You drop it off, mail it, or email it
    • RMHC uses gift card to buy dinner
    • RMHC picks it up or has it delivered
    • Families enjoy a delicious dinner!
  • Option 4: Grocery List
    • You buy groceries off our Grocery Wish List
    • You deliver them (or use a delivery service)
    • Families enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

IMPORTANT: Please contact Volunteer Manager, Illeny Farese, at 239-437-0202 or volunteer@rmhcswfl.org for more information prior to purchasing items. The following questions will be addressed:

  • Do we have your contact information
  • Have you provided a meal before
  • How many guests will you be providing a meal/groceries for
  • Would you like to receive a “Thank You” letter for tax purposes
  • Is there a current food allergy or diet restriction
  • What items are needed (this helps limit waste or duplicates)

Deliveries and drop-offs will be at the Ronald McDonald House: 16100 Roserush Court Fort Myers, FL 33908. We are also looking for drivers to help pick-up/drop-off. If you have a flexible schedule, a reliable vehicle, and a desire to help feed families, please email us at volunteer@rmhcswfl.org.

If you’d simply like to make a cash donation towards feeding our families, please click here and select “Family Meal Program” in the dropdown menu. Thank you so much for helping our families during a time when they need it the most.

Thank you!

VOLUNTEER

Click link below to volunteer.