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Guest House Meal Maker -Dinners for medical guests & veterans

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  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 136 people are interested
Meal Maker Vol Team

Groups are needed to make or cater a warm meal for our guests at Guest House. Some medical or veteran guests may join us for conversation and dinner in our Community Room, others will choose the pick-up option. Those staying with us often spend long days in the hospital with their loved one or have outpatient treatments. A dinner they don't have to make themselves feeds their stomachs as well as their weary souls. We have a kitchen stocked with cooking utensils, stove and a double oven. Volunteers need to arrive by 3:30 - 4:00pm if making the dinner onsite, and no later than 4:30pm with the catered meal. To-Go dinner bags are assembled by 5:00pm for pick-up between 5:30 - 6:00pm to guests. Sit-down dinner is at 6:00pm. After cleanup, you'll be finished by 7:30p. We have dinners for our guests regularly scheduled on *Thursday nights at Guest House and typically we need 45 - 50 meals.

Menu suggestions for meals: Soup & Salad Nite, Beef Stew & Biscuits, Enchiladas, Mac & Cheese with Rotisserie Chicken - think Comfort Food. We're open to your menu ideas. It's a great opportunity to get your team together doing good. Please contact me if you're interested in sponsoring a meal and I will send you our Meal Maker Guidelines.

*We have a few Thursday dates left for the year! September 21, October 5, or November 30 or consider 2024. We are also wanting to start a regular Taco Tuesday, once a month. Bring your favorite taco dinner to our guests, they'd love it. We ask that all volunteers be healthy the day of your meal project, to protect our immune-compromised guests. We may ask you to wear a mask during meal prep and pick-up.

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About Guest House


1933 W. Polk St., CHICAGO, IL 60612, US

Mission Statement

Founded in 1999, the Guest House meets the critical need for affordable accommodations for outpatients and loved ones of patients seeking treatment away from home. Providing the comforts of home and the care of community, we are conveniently located in the Illinois Medical District on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago giving our guests easy access to our partner hospitals: John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Rush University Medical Center, UI Health-Chicago and the University of Chicago Medical Center Hospitals.


The Guest House offers safe, comfortable lodging to family and caregivers or patients themselves, receiving medical care in Chicago near the Illinois Medical District.


Health & Medicine
Veterans & Military Families
Health & Medicine, Hunger, Veterans & Military Families


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1933 W. Polk St.SSR bldg-Rm 202, UIC west campusChicago, IL 60612



  • Food & Beverage Services
  • People Skills
  • Healthcare
  • Cooking / Catering
  • Food Service


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 14
  • 3 - 3.5 hrs depending on food prep/serving/cleanup
  • Parking is limited - metered street parking or paid garage lot only, suggest public transportation.

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