Many of the families staying at the House return in the evening after a long day at the hospital. A home-cooked meal awaits them and gives families a chance to relax and bond with other families.
The meal program is a great service project for families, churches, and co-workers. Groups, consisting of no more than fourteen people (due to space limitations) can prepare dinner any night of the week, breakfast on Saturday or Sunday and lunch on Fridays. The minimum age for food preparation is 12 years old.
- Everyone visiting the House must be healthy in order to protect children who may be immune suppressed.
- All meals should be prepared onsite in our commercial kitchen. It is acceptable to bring food that has been prepared in commercial cooking establishments such as restaurants, catering services or cafeterias.
- All meals should be prepared onsite in our commercial kitchen. It is also acceptable to bring food that has been prepared in commercial cooking establishments such as restaurants, catering services or cafeterias.
Our commercial kitchen is equipped with the following:
- 2 regular ovens
- 1 convection oven
- 4 door refrigerator
- Full set of knives
- Cutting boards
- Pots, pans, cooking and serving utensils
- Dinner preparation: purchase and plan for 80-85 people. Dinner is served daily at 5:30 pm.
- Breakfast preparation: purchase and plan for 35-40 people. Breakfast is served on weekends at 9:30 am.
- Lunch preparation: purchase and plan for 25-30 people. Lunch is served on Fridays at 11:45 am.
- Baking: there is no expectation on quantity. Prepare items to serve and freeze.
All meals are served buffet style. We provide plates, silverware, and glassware. Coffee, milk, and water are free. We have Coca-Cola products available for 25 cents.
For accessible versions of these documents, please contact Marketing & Communications Coordinator Erin McGrath at firstname.lastname@example.org: Read a list of meal suggestions or read about “cooking for a crowd” quantities.