Families spend long days and nights at the hospital with their child. When they come back to their “home-away-from-home,” a hot nutritious meal gives these exhausted and overwhelmed families the chance to relax and connect with others before the next day starts.
We rely on over 300 volunteer groups each year to prepare and serve meals. It’s a simple, meaningful way to help out and connect with families. If you’re interested in serving in this way, just organize a group of 10 to 15 people and complete a Meal Program Reservation Form. (NOTE: as of March 2022, group size is limited to 5 individuals, who must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19).
What time do we serve the meals?
- Breakfast: 7:00 to 8:00am
- Lunch: 12:00 to 1:00pm
- Dinner: 6:00 to 7:00pm
How many families are we cooking for?
Between 150 and 200 people.
Where do I park?
Use the Rady Children’s Hospital parking garage, which is entered directly north of our House entrance. You may also park down the street on Birmingham Way. We provide a maximum of 10 discounted parking vouchers per group, so please carpool. Parking is free on weekends.
Does the House accept food donations?
Yes. We need food donations for meal service. You can also help to keep our pantry stocked with items for families who enjoy cooking for themselves. Visit our Kitchen Wish List to see what items you can bring.
It’s our first time providing a meal. What if we need help?
Food Service Staff are available to answer questions and assist with anything your group needs.
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