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Meals from the Heart

We are thrilled to announce that, as of June 1st, we will be accepting Meal Program volunteers back into the Ronald McDonald House. Please see below for details on volunteer qualifications. Should you have any additional questions please reach out to Andrew Mack (amack@rmhc-ctx.org).

  • Only meal groups of up to four people maximum will be permitted in the kitchen in order to maintain proper social distancing
  • Volunteers must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (two weeks after second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or two weeks after one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine)
  • Only one outside meal group is allowed in the Ronald McDonald House per day
  • Volunteers will be screened for temperature upon arrival for each shift
  • Volunteers will be required to wear a face mask and gloves during meal preparation and will be required to wear a face mask for the duration of their volunteer shift
  • Meal providers can choose to volunteer for a lunch or dinner shift
  • Lunch shifts will begin at 10AM and lunch should be served by 12PM for 20-25 people
  • Dinner shifts will begin at 4PM and dinner should be served by 6PM for 25-30 people
  • Volunteers will need to prepare meals that can then be individually packaged in single-serve containers

Groups interested in preparing a meal should contact amack@rmhc-ctx.org to inquire about logistics and sign up for available days

group of volunteers ready to prepare a meal for house guests

Prepare a Meal

We provide the kitchen, you provide the food. Breakfast, lunch and dinner opportunities are available. Volunteers choose the menu, purchase the ingredients, prepare the meal and serve our families buffet style.

BJs server with food ready to go for RMHC of central texas

Sponsor a Meal

Support families inside the hospital by sponsoring a meal at a Ronald McDonald Family Room, just moments away from their sick children. Meals must be prepared by a restaurant or in a commercial kitchen and can be delivered by you or the restaurant.

Two volunteers with boxed lunches ready to go

Lunches with Love

Gather co-workers, friends and family to assemble sack lunches for families so they always have a meal and never have to leave their children’s side. You gather the food supplies, including the lunch sacks, bring everything to Ronald McDonald House (Austin) or the Family Room (Brazos Valley) for assembly and then deliver them to the Family Rooms.

New sign up coming soon!
In the meantime, groups interested in preparing a meal should contact
amack@rmhc-ctx.org to inquire about logistics and sign up for available days.