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!

Due to the pandemic, our Family Meal Program is going to look different for a while. Even though our volunteers are not permitted in the House to cook yet, we still need to feed our families. We’ve come up with several ways you can help us!

  • Option 1: From Your Kitchen to Ours (this option requires scheduling. Please contact Illeny Farese to get on our meal calendar)
    • You provide a recipe (email or print)
    • You shop for the ingredients and deliver (or use a grocery delivery service)
    • RMHC Staff brings your recipe to life!
    • Families enjoy a delicious dinner!
  • Option 2: From Their Kitchen to Ours (this option requires scheduling. Please contact Illeny Farese to get 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 [email protected] 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 contact Illeny Farese. 

If you’d simply like to make a cash donation towards feeding our families, please visit: give.classy.org/Family-Meal-Program . Thank you so much for helping our families during a time when they need it the most.

To download our Family Meal Program flyer and grocery list, please click here. Thank you!

VOLUNTEER

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