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 submit a meal program reservation request.
Meal Program Reservation Request
Note: If desired, you may choose to complete and return this editable Meal Program Reservation Form.
What time do we serve the meals?
- Breakfast: 7–8:00 a.m.
- Lunch: 12–1:00 p.m.
- Dinner: 6–7:00 p.m.
You will need to be available before, during, and after meal service times. Please see the Meal Program Reservation Form for more information.
How many families are we cooking for?
Between 75 and 125 people per meal service.
Where do I park?
Use the Rady Children’s Hospital parking garages. Entrances to both lots are located directly north of our House entrance. You may also park down the street on Birmingham Way. Please carpool as parking is limited. A maximum of five parking fee waivers per group may be available at the front desk. Parking fees are applicable seven days a week.
It’s our first time providing a meal. What if we need help?
Assigned Food Service staff will provide direction and guidance to ensure an enjoyable and rewarding experience.
Want to learn more?