Volunteer Opportunity

Ronald McDonald House

A Message from Terry Pollard

Great opportunity!! For those of you who have never been to the Ronald McDonald House you are missing a very touching opportunity!!! I have taken the twins basketball team down several times to do this and it gives you a great feeling. It also make you realize how blessed we all are!!!

I am looking for 6 families to go to the Ronald McDonald House by St Johns Hospital on Wednesday April 20th to help prepare this meal. Arrival details are below. I will get there by 4:00 to start getting things setup. This location is new and I am not as familiar with it. Once we have formed the team, I will break out what each family will need to bring food wise for preparation. This is really great for the kids to be involved with.

It will also count as service hours for those in need of service hours.

Menu--this has been a big hit in the past, they get so many pasta dishes & casseroles, they love this.

BBQ Pork steaks

Teriyaki Chicken Breast

Cheesy Potatoes

Baked Beans


Appetizer dip


Ronald McDonald House Family Dinner Program Information
Part of our mission at the Ronald McDonald House is to provide a comfortable place to stay for families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at St. Louis area hospitals. To reach this goal, we look to the community of St. Louis to provide help and support. An important part of this mission is to provide our families with every convenience we can. Because many have limited transportation and knowledge of the area, we are fortunate that area groups, organizations and individuals volunteer to prepare meals for our families. Most of our families spend the majority of their time at the hospital with their children. Although all of the families are not always at the House when dinner is served, it is a welcome gift to return to the House and find a meal waiting for them. As a Dinner Program participant, you can help reduce some of the incredible stress experienced by the families with something as fundamental as a home cooked meal. Dinner Program volunteers are more than welcome to join the house families for the meal, just account for any extra servings this may require.
Group Size:
Children must be at least 12 years old to help cook with at least two chaperones per group. Children under
12 years old may accompany the group.
Family meals should serve approximately 30-40 people at the West Pine House and Park Avenue House,
and 50-60 at the West County House.
Dinner should be served buffet style.
Groups should arrive between 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. for dinners and 7:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. for breakfasts.
Breakfast is served at 9 a.m. and dinner is served at 6 p.m. Clean-up (dishes, trash, etc.) 7-7:30 p.m.
House volunteers must be notified if a dinner group must leave before 7:00 or 7:30, so they may put your
delicious meal away.
Leftovers should be stored in our containers or plastic baggies and labeled with contents and date.

Please contact Terry at upcpollard@aol.com to get your name on the team. Please let me know ASAP as this is a big commitment. We will take plenty of pictures & post in Newstime, as well as the 2016 program.