Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
The Ronald McDonald House of South Florida (RMH) houses the families of children who undergo treatment at the Holtz Children’s Hospital just across the street. Many of the families residing at the RMH cannot afford short or long-term housing during their child’s treatment, and need to stay nearby until treatments are complete, which could last months. The Little Lighthouse Foundation (LLF) provides dinners to these families multiple times a month, whether preparing and cooking a meal, or helping to plate and serve a sponsored meal from a local restaurant. Preparations are made to serve up to 30 guests.
Visit our website's online volunteering calendar to register for Adopt-A-Meal.
Volunteers arrive to the RMH and travel upstairs to the kitchen where meals are prepped and distributed. If you enjoy time spent entertaining in the kitchen, Adopt-A-Meal is for you! Once an announcement alerts the families that "dinner is served", volunteers spend time distributing meals, entertaining attendees, and participating in activities with children. On occasion, LLF will bring in an entertainer for after the meal. Adopt-A-Meal sessions occur from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.