Ronald McDonald House Fall 2013 Schedule
The Ronald McDonald House community service project is with the Adopt-A-Meal Program. We prepare and serve meals to the families residing there while their child is in the hospital. Breakfast/brunch or dinner is served on the weekends by volunteers. The summer dates are posted! Please pick one date to volunteer.
Fall 2013 Volunteer Dates
Sunday September 29
Saturday October 12
Sunday October 20
Sunday November 3
Saturday November 16
Friday December 6
Breakfast is served at 10:00 a.m.
Dinner is served at 6:00 p.m.
Volunteers should arrive at least an hour prior to serving time in order to prepare the meal.
A volunteer team captain or co-captains are needed for each date.
Please sign up via e-mail or on the sign up sheet.
5-6 volunteers needed.
Please wear you gray Post-bac Pre-med Program t-shirt or polo shirt.
Adopt a Meal Check List
Be sure to read the Adopt-a-Meal Checklist and Guidelines.
- Planning the menu
- Checking the food inventory (RMH pantry and freezers) and shopping for additional ingredients if needed - donations from team members
- Cooking the meal (Remember to use hand sanitizer and/or use disposal gloves and pin or pull hair back when cooking)
- Setting up the buffet and transporting hot food to the buffet
- Providing signs indicating the food (e.g. pork or turkey sausage, etc.)
- Greeting the families
- Storing leftovers and labeling containers with the date of preparation
- Washing dishes or putting them in the dishwasher
- Emptying the trash cans and putting bags in dumpster
- Wiping off tables and sweeping cafeteria area after families have eaten
- Cleaning kitchen area
Each team of 5-6 students will need a team captain. The team captain is responsible for; coordinating the group to decide on a menu, checking the pantry and deciding which groceries to purchase, collecting the donations for the food items to be purchased, doing the grocery shopping or delegating a grocery shopper, sending a reminder to the group, making sure all volunteers sign in, signing the volunteer list for the Ronald McDonald House and supervising the activity. Lastly, the team captain must provide a list of those who volunteered. Optional: Take a group picture with Ronald McDonald and send for the website.
Please be sure to following the appropriate hygiene protocol to ensure the safety of the food being prepared. Wash your hands before preparing the meal and after working with meat. There are gloves available if you'd prefer to use them while preparing the meal.
The meal is to be prepared in the Ronald McDonald House kitchen unless purchased from a store deli, restaurant, caterer or ordered in. The team decides whether the menu will be simple or more elaborate. A suggestion for the team is to list the menu and indicate the kind of meat in case if there are food restrictions (e.g., pork), so that people will be aware of what's being served. Please note: Not everyone is a cook, so if a team member is not comfortable with cooking, please have them assist with set up, taking food to the buffet, greeting and assisting the guests and cleaning up. There is something for everyone to do!
For more information about the RMH, please go to http://rmhc-kentuckiana.org/what-we-do/ronald-mcdonald-house/.