This past weekend, the Village Staff joined together for some team building at the Ronald McDonald House kitchen. We wanted to plan a fun, interactive day, and decided what better way to do that than to help others while we spent time together as a team. The morning consisted of putting all of our recipes together and creating a fabulous taco bar lunch for the families who are staying there while their child receives treatment at the adjacent Children’s Hospital.
The Ronald McDonald House Pittsburgh is a place that families can stay to receive comfort, care, and support while they are seeking medical care for their children. They have approximately 74 family apartments and provide 24/7 onsite services such as laundry, linens, play areas, tv rooms, a toy forest with hundreds of donated new toys to gift, and other common areas for living. One of the services the Ronald McDonald House provides is pantries full of comfort food and cooked meals provided by volunteers on a weekly basis.
This is where the Village stepped in to help! Through meal train, a meal scheduling program, individuals, families, or other organizational groups can schedule a meal that they prepare on-site for the families staying there. This helps take some of the burden of everyday cooking off the families so they can still receive a home-cooked meal while being able to focus on getting their children well.
If you have any interest in volunteering for meals, social hour entertainment, wish list giving, and more as a family, group, or individual, click on the link below for more information on how to sign up! There are so many ways to give back and these families are so appreciative.