Food is Love
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa & Western Illinois is committed to providing a home cooked meal every night at all three of our locations. Volunteer groups are vital in providing these meals.
Location 1: Ronald McDonald House in Iowa City:
Prepare for 40-45 people. Four ovens & four microwaves are available. All pots, pans, cooking utensils, etc. are provided. Groups of 2-10 people are welcome to come prepare a meal. Volunteers must be at least age 14 to be in the kitchen or House.
Ronald McDonald Family Rooms located within the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital and Unity Point St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids:
Prepare a meal for 20-25 people. Family Room kitchens have everything you will need including an oven, electric skillet, microwave, pots and pans, baking sheets, utensils, etc. Please note: the Family Rooms do not have a stove tops.
Groups of up to 5 volunteers welcome. All ages welcome.
Meals should be ready to serve by 5:30pm. You may come in anytime during the day to prepare your meal. Our staff will be happy to set the meal out if your group cannot be there at 5:30pm.
Groups are responsible for planning the menu, providing the groceries, preparing the meal, and cleaning up. Simple, comfort foods are favorites.
To volunteer to prepare a meal at the Ronald McDonald House in Iowa City, contact Sarah Jansen at 319-356-4417 or firstname.lastname@example.org.